Italian Meatball Subs Recipe



  • 1 ¼ pound ground chuck
  • ¾ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hoagie buns (or 6-inch Italian sub rolls)
  • 1 1/3 cups marinara sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (sliced thin)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in the bottom of a large bowl. Place the burger on top of the eggs and then add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder; using your hands’ mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Divide meat mixture into 12 – 2-inch meatballs and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads an internal temperature of 160F, and meatballs are browned. Remove meatballs to a plate and discard any accumulated fat. Line now-empty baking sheet with parchment paper, slice buns, and place 3 meatballs on each bun. Pour 1/3 cup marinara sauce over the meatballs on each bun and top with a slice of cheese. Return to the oven and cook until heated through and cheese is melted – serve hot.