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Easy Mini Meatball Subs Recipe

Updated on April 9, 2013
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You can use hot dog buns to make miniature meatball subs which make great summer snacks. It's not difficult to prepare subs that are better than what you order at most sub chains. This easy recipe will help you make your own meatball subs at home in 20 minutes!

I like to use Cooked Perfect's Angus Steak Meatballs. Using prepared meatballs saves time and makes the recipe easier. Provolone or Mozzarella cheese usually goes best with meatballs. You can also add Parmesan cheese if you wish.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 sandwiches


  • 12 Meatballs, frozen
  • 4 Hot dog buns
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 4 Slices of Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Jar Spaghetti sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1 Baking tray
  • 1 Sauce pan


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 12 meatballs on a baking tray evenly spaced. Once the oven is pre-heated carefully slide the tray into the oven. Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
  2. While the meatballs are baking pour the spaghetti sauce into a sauce pan and heat on medium-low. Cover the pan when the sauce starts to boil.
  3. Once meatballs are baked remove the tray from the oven. Place three meatballs on each hot dog bun then pour sauce over the meatballs. Be careful not to add to much sauce because it can make the bun fall apart.
  4. Take a slice of Provolone cheese and tear it in half. Place the slices on top of the meatballs. Repeat for the other three subs.
  5. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and shredded lettuce over the cheese.

Re-Heating Instructions

  1. Place three meatballs on a plate by themselves and microwave on high for one minute.
  2. Remove the meatballs from the microwave and place on a hot dog bun. Add sauce and provolone cheese then return plate to microwave for thirty seconds to melt the cheese.
  3. Add Italian seasoning and shredded lettuce.

This works best if you originally only baked the meatballs for the minimum required time of 15 minutes so that they don't get too dried out and hard.

Alternative Preparation

You can also microwave the meatballs if you're really in a hurry. This is probably best if you're only making one. The meatballs can also be boiled in the spaghetti sauce but I usually don't like to do this because the fat drains into the sauce giving it an unpleasant flavor.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 450
Calories from Fat387
% Daily Value *
Fat 43 g66%
Saturated fat 19 g95%
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 90 mg30%
Sodium 1380 mg58%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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