For some reason, I’ve never been a big fan of meatball subs. They’ve just never really appealed to me. That all changed when I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, Sweet, Savory, Southern and I saw a recipe for turkey meatball subs. The picture looked so good, I decided I had to try this recipe. Good thing I did, too – YUM, these were excellent!! Hubby loved them and I was pleasantly surprised, myself! And I loved that it uses groung turkey – I really prefer to use turkey in place of groud beef. These were juicy and flavorful – I’ve made them twice now and they sure don’t disappoint!

Turkey Meatball Subs

from Sweet, Savory, Southern

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

*1 jar marinara sauce
*sub rolls
*provolone or mozzarella cheese-2 slices per sub

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until just combined. Heat a skillet over medium heat with about 1-2 Tbsp olive oil. Form the turkey mixture into balls and place in the skillet. Turn the meatballs every couple minutes to brown on all sides. Add marinara sauce to the pan, cover and let simmer over low heat about 15 minutes to ensure the meatballs are completely cooked. Place 4 meatballs on each sub roll that has been sliced lengthwise and spoon the marinara sauce over the meatballs. Top with cheese (I used shredded mozzarella this time, but provolone is delicious as well) and place under the broiler for a couple minutes to toast the bread and melt the cheese.



  1. I’m so glad you liked them! You reminded me I need to make these again!


    Comment by Renea(MrsSchoon) — July 15, 2008 @ 3:14 PM

  2. These look delicious! I love a good meatball sub.


    Comment by Amber — July 16, 2008 @ 5:53 AM

  3. Looks yummy!! 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — July 16, 2008 @ 1:44 PM

  4. ooh! looks really yummy!


    Comment by Hannah — July 16, 2008 @ 4:43 PM

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    Comment by bakingblonde — July 19, 2008 @ 8:07 AM

  6. These look so yummy! I had a turkey burger a couple weeks ago and discovered that I really like turkey in the place of beef. I think I’ll have to make this soon!


    Comment by Erin — July 21, 2008 @ 8:43 PM

  7. This is going to sound nuts but I’ve NEVER had meatballs before. I just made this recipe for dinner and it was FANTASTIC. DH is using the leftovers on pasta for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for getting me out of a cooking rut.


    Comment by lauren82484 — July 29, 2008 @ 4:11 PM

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