Italian Meatball Subs Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post



Oven baked meatballs, marinara sauce, and provolone cheese, create these delicious Italian Meatball subs.

This is a great game day recipe, or a simple recipe for lunch or supper. The original recipe calls for Italian sub rolls, but if you don’t have them available hoagie buns work out just fine. This recipe makes 4, if you need more double the recipe.

Italian Meatball Subs Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Game Day
Serves: 4
  • 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)
  • 1⅓ 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 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 ⅓ 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.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

porcupine meatballs recipe

It has been years – actually so long I almost forgot Porcupine Meatballs existed. I think the last time that I may have eaten them was around 50 years ago in a school hot lunch program. I don’t remember what they tasted like back then, but in an attempt to try something a little different I put this Porcupine Meatballs Recipe on the menu for supper. This is a simple recipe, but it does take a little time to prepare. It is kind of spicy, with the pepper, red pepper, and ginger giving the recipe a little bit of heat. If you like meatballs and are in the mood for a recipe that’s different and good give this Porcupine Meatballs Recipe a try. Enjoy. Inspired by Cooks Country Magazine

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 12 ounces lean ground beef
  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • 2 slices white bread (formed into fresh bread crumbs using a blender)
  • 4 cups water
  • ¾ cups long grain white rice
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. in a medium size sauce pan using the 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt bring the water to a boil over medium high heat; add the rice, return to a boil, and cook for 8 minutes. Strain and rinse the rice and set it aside.
  3. parcooked rice
  4. Using the same sauce pan and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil cook the onion until it starts to brown. Add the garlic, red pepper, thyme, and paprika. Continue cooking until fragrant and then add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, sugar, cider vinegar and the bay leaf. Salt and pepper to taste and simmer for about 10 minutes to combine the flavors.
  5. meatball sauce
  6. In a large bowl using your hands mix together the ground beef, ground pork, fresh bread crumbs, milk, ginger, white pepper, ½ teaspoon salt, and precooked rice.
  7. meatball mix
  8. Form the mixture into 13-16 meatballs and place them in a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the meatballs, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake for about 1 hour or until rice is tender.
  9. baking porcupine meatballs
  10. Remove the meatballs to a serving platter; skim any excess fat off the top of the sauce, and serve the sauce over the meatballs.
  11. I served the sauce and meatballs over Linguini.

porcupine meatballs

Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe

The family has been putting some pressure on me to try some of the slider recipes. I choose this Italian Meatball Sliders recipe because in the past I had made pizza burgers, and I thought because of the pizza sauce in this recipe it would be very good. This is a simple recipe and not very time consuming. Within a half hour, you can have these on a platter in front of your family or guests. This is a small recipe so you might want to adjust to the size group you are feeding. This Italian Meatball Sliders recipe should feed 8, depending on the size meatballs you are making. If you are looking for a really good game day recipe; give this one a try.


1 tbsp Zesty Italian dry seasoning mix

1 lb ground beef

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup pizza sauce

1 cup mozzarella cheese, finely grated

8 slider size rolls, sliced horizontally


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine Italian Seasoning Mix with ground beef and salt.

3. Form the meat into 8 uniform size meatballs.

meatball mix meatballs

4. Place meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. (Internal temperature 160-165F)

5. Using a sauce pan heat the pizza sauce almost to the boiling point. (You want the sauce hot enough to melt the cheese when placed on the meatball)

6. Make the sliders by placing 1 meatball on each roll, then top with sauce and cheese.

Italian Meatball Sliders

Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe

Italian Spaghetti still carries a lot of weight in this house as a favorite supper dish.  Call it comfort food or whatever you like; the fact is we seldom go a week without it. This week I went in search of a meatball recipe that was a little different; just wanting to change things up a little bit. When I saw this Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe I couldn’t believe how simple it was, but it made me a little nervous because the ingredients in the recipe called for chicken flavored stuffing mix. Well I had a box on hand and thought, why not give it a try; the end result was a moist and delicious meatball with an excellent blend of flavors that were a good match for the spaghetti sauce. The family really enjoyed this recipe and I will add it to my favorites list.

I prepared the recipe as is, but have not included any prep pictures because I did not think they were necessary-this Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe is a very simple recipe-just mix it altogether, form the meatballs, and bake. Enjoy



1. Package (6 oz.) Chicken flavored stuffing mix (stove top or store brand)

2 pounds ground beef

1-1/4 cups water

2 eggs (beaten)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Combine all ingredients and mix till well blended.

3. Shape into 24 (number really depends on how big you like them) meatballs, using about 1/4 cup for each. Place in single layer in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pans.

4. Bake 20 min. or until done (160ºF).

5. Add to your favorite spaghetti sauce.

(I let this simmer in the sauce for about 15 minutes to blend some of the flavors)

Swedish Meatball Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post
Swedish Meatball Recipe picture
This is a simple Swedish Meatball Recipe that is great with mashed potatoes and gravy.  . The onion soup mix and nutmeg give these meatballs a unique flavor and the gravy is delicious. This recipe has been one of our favorites for years. Give it a try .
Swedish Meatball Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Main
  • For Meatballs
  • 1½ lbs of ground beef or ( mixed 50/50 ground pork )
  • ¾ cups bread crumbs.
  • 1 egg beaten.,
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons drippings from browning meatballs
  • 3 Tablespoons of flour
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup light cream
  1. making meatballs cooked meatballs
  2. Mix and form meatballs- brown lightly in a skillet.
  3. Place meatballs in a casserole dish.
  4. For the sauce-bring the water to a boil and slowly add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. meatballs in sauce
  6. Pour over the meatballs and bake covered for 45 minutes at 350F degrees.
  7. Enjoy!

Spaghetti And Italian Meatball Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post


How good can it get! These Italian Meatballs are easy and fast. Your Family will just love them. Add them to your favorite spaghetti sauce and you’re ready for dinner.

Spaghetti And Italian Meatball Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 20
  • 1⅓ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup dry Italian Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ cup ground parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg -beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly. (hands seem to work best for this)
  3. Form your meatballs and place them on a lightly coated baking sheet. Should come out to about 15 or 20 of them depending on the size you like.
  4. spaghetti-sauce
  5. raw-meatballs
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until done.
  7. Add the meatballs to your spaghetti sauce and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes .