Grilled Meatball Subs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! (2024)

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Meatball Subs are a great quick and easy dinner recipe! These Meatball Subs are wrapped in foil and then toasted on the grill or over the campfire for a delicious warm sub with crunchy bread and melted cheese!

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Meatball Subs

These meatball subs use premade meatballs (you can totally make your favorite meatballs like these BBQ Smoked Meatballs – my fav!), pasta sauce and sliced cheese to create a delicious meatball sub that the entire family will enjoy. They are a quick and easy meal for a weeknight dinner on the grill.

Don’t you love those “stupid easy” meals that you almost always have the ingredients for? I know I do with a family of five and three of them being young children!

Plus, these are so easy to adapt to each family member’s taste buds. Add some more toppings on the meatball subs for the adults like Peperoncini rings, grilled onions and peppers (YUM!), sliced red onions or whatever your heart desires!

Who doesn’t love a great sandwich? We eat sandwiches often. They are easy meals and also easy to personalize to taste. Perfect for a family!

And whether they are made on the grill, tossed in a campfire or tucked into your oven you’ll have dinner on the table in minutes with minimal effort. Love those recipes that adapt to life situations with me.

Gotta love that!

What toppings do you put on a meatball sub?

This is a great Italian sub, so we are keeping it simple with just marina sauce and provolone cheese. Provolone is a great melting cheese so it’s perfect for this sub sandwich!

Additional Toppings

  • Peperoncini rings
  • Grilled onions
  • Grilled peppers
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Lettuce
  • Parsley

These toppings are totally optional, but if you’re looking to dress them up a bit, these flavors go nicely with these Italian meatball subs!

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Grilled Meatball Subs

We really enjoyed these on our last camping trip. Because they are easy to make ahead and just place on the hot coals they really are tasty and easy to make! (Here’s another easy meatball meal perfect on the campfire Tater Tot Meatball Foil Packets!)

Shopping list for Grilled Meatball Subs

  • Italian meatballs
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Provolone cheese
  • Buns

What are the BEST buns for Sub Sandwiches?

  • Hoagie buns
  • Soft Italian rolls
  • Crusty french long rolls

You’re looking for hearty long bread buns that you can split in half without slicing thru and that hold up to the sauce on them without getting soggy, no one wants a soggy bun, right?

Steps to make Grilled Sub Sandwiches

  1. In a mixing bowl combine the meatballs and marinara sauce.
  2. Split the bun in half lengthwise and filled each bun with the meatball/sauce mixture.
  3. Top with a slice of provolone cheese.
  4. Wrap each sub in heavy duty aluminum foil.
  5. Place on a preheated grill over indirect heat or a campfire for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Dance come parsley over the top (if desired!) and dinner is done! How simple and delicious is that?!!

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Here are more tasty recipes for great sandwiches made on the grill or in the smoker!

And because every great meal needs a terrific dessert be sure to try Campfire Apple Crisp in Foil Packets – such a tasty combination!!

Doesn’t this sandwich look tasty!? I’m getting hungry again just looking at it! When you make this at home be sure to tag me on Instagram @gimmesomegrilling or hashtag #gimmesomegrilling!

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Grilled Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs are a great quick and easy dinner recipe! These Meatball Subs are wrapped in foil and then toasted on the grill or over the campfire for a delicious warm sub with crunchy bread and melted cheese!

Prep:10 minutes mins

Cook:20 minutes mins

Total:30 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 32 oz fully cooked frozen Italian meatballs thawed
  • 24 oz Marinara Sauce
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 sub buns

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl mix together meatballs and marinara sauce. Spoon into sub buns. Top with a slice of provolone cheese.

  • Wrap each sub in heavy duty aluminum foil.

  • Place on a preheated grill over indirect heat or a campfire for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Rotate half way through cooking.

Tips

These can also be made in an oven at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until meatballs or warmed through and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 590kcal (30%), Carbohydrates: 37g (12%), Protein: 32g (64%), Fat: 33g (51%), Saturated Fat: 13g (81%), Cholesterol: 100mg (33%), Sodium: 1046mg (45%), Potassium: 645mg (18%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 8g (9%), Vitamin A: 625IU (13%), Vitamin C: 6.8mg (8%), Calcium: 245mg (25%), Iron: 12.7mg (71%)

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We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box is calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.

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Hi! We are Jason & Julie! We focus on easy, simple recipes that everyone can tackle on their smoker and grills that the entire family will enjoy!

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  1. Mary Jane says

    Do you need to cook the frozen meatballs separately before adding them to the sub or do add them frozen with the sauce?

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    • Julie Evink says

      Thaw them, but no need to cook since they are already fully cooked and just need to be warmed!

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  2. Lisalia says

    Grilled Meatball Subs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! (10)
    The cheese on these subs is SO SO good. Better than a grilled cheese sandwich lol! And we used our traeger and the smoky flavor really came through DELICIOUSLY on this meatball subs recipe. … just for anyone else who uses a traeger. It was wonderful.

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    • Julie Evink says

      Oh a great idea to do it on the Traeger for even more flavor!!

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  3. Danielle says

    Grilled Meatball Subs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! (11)
    Love how quick these were to make. Perfect for those busy weeknights!

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    • Julie says

      Awesome to hear Danielle! Glad you loved this grilled meatball sub!

      Reply

  4. Alison LaFortune says

    Grilled Meatball Subs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! (12)
    So easy and delicious! My family had a craving and I was able to make this in minutes.

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    • Julie says

      Quick and easy recipes are the best, aren’t they?! Glad you all loved it Alison!

      Reply

  5. Malinda says

    Grilled Meatball Subs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! (13)
    Family dinner win!! Adding to my regular menu rotation!

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    • Julie says

      Glad to hear this was family approved Malinda!

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  6. jill says

    can you make these at home ahead of time then freeze then pack up in a cooler for a day or two then tosses on campfire or would it be best to assemble at the camp ground?

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    • Julie Evink says

      Hey Jill! I’m afraid they might get a bit soggy when they defrost if you do it ahead of time!

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  7. Karly says

    This is my kinda sub! So cheesy!

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    • Julie Evink says

      I’m all about the cheese factor!

      Reply

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