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Meatball subs topped with marinara and cheese

Easy Meatball Subs

Easy Meatball Subs come together in minutes and are a delicious crowd pleasing dinner. I use store- bought frozen meatballs to keep this recipe super simple!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy meatball sub recipe, frozen meatball sub recipe, meatball hoagie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
frozen meatballs 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 16 store bought frozen meatballs I like Costco's Italian Beef Meatballs
  • 4 hoagie rolls or hot dog buns if that is what you have
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella or provolone cheese, divided
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes


  • Bake your meatballs according to package instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 400
  • Open the hoagie buns and lay facing up on a sheet pan. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and generously sprinkle on the garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Red pepper flakes are optional if you like a little heat.
    Place in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes to get a good crisp on the bread. 
  • Place 1 tablespoon of marinara on the bottom bun of each hoagie. Optional- sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. 
    Top with 4 meatballs.
    Top the meatballs with 1 tablespoon of marinara.
    Top it off with 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Place the hoagies back in the oven for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.