Classic Meatball Marinara Sub

Picture this: a perfectly toasted sub roll, warm and inviting, generously filled with succulent meatballs bathed in a rich, flavorful marinara sauce. The Classic Meatball Marinara Sub is more than just a sandwich; it’s a comfort food journey that combines the timeless appeal of hearty meatballs with the irresistible allure of a well-crafted marinara sauce.


  • Homemade or store-bought meatballs
  • Fresh sub rolls
  • Marinara sauce
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the marinara sauce and let it simmer gently.
  4. Drop in the meatballs and coat them with the sauce. Allow them to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. While the meatballs are simmering, cut the sub rolls lengthwise and toast them in the oven until golden.
  6. Once the meatballs are done, assemble the subs. Place meatballs onto the bottom half of the rolls.
  7. Top with mozzarella slices and chopped basil.
  8. Place the subs in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
  9. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cover with the top half of the rolls.
  10. Serve the Classic Meatball Marinara Subs warm, and enjoy this delightful harmony of flavors!

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A classic meatball marinara sub that combines the goodness of tender meatballs, zesty marinara sauce, and melted mozzarella cheese in a toasted sub roll.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Total Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 22g

Picture yourself savoring each bite, the savory meatballs dancing with the tangy marinara, all embraced by the comforting embrace of the sub roll. The Classic Meatball Marinara Sub isn’t just a dish; it’s a symphony of taste and texture that reminds us of the joy found in traditional flavors. Whether shared with loved ones or enjoyed alone, this sub is a timeless reminder of how simple ingredients can come together to create something truly delightful.