Giant Meatball Sub

As either a hearty party sandwich or a filling lunch or dinner, this sub will rise to the top of your list of favorites. It’s also a perfect contribution to a potluck … but don’t expect to have any leftovers!

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”30 min” serves=”8″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • 1 1/4 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”45minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, salt and Italian seasoning. Crumble sausage and beef over mixture; mix well. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Shape into 1-inch balls. Place in a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes or until browned.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a Dutch oven, heat the spaghetti sauce over medium heat. Add meatballs; simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bake bread at 325°F for 10 minutes or until heated through. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place mozzarella cheese on bottom half of bread; spoon meatballs onto cheese. Replace top. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”6″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Slice sandwich into serving-size portions; serve with extra spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese if desired. [/step-item]


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