Easy Meatball Sub ~ A Subway Meatball Marinara Copycat

Need a quick, easy dinner? How about a meatball sub? Instead of buying Subway, try making this Easy Copycat Subway Meatball Marinara sub. This meatball sub recipe uses premade, frozen meatballs so all you have to do is warm them up!

Easy Copycat Subway Meatball Marinara

How is your week going? Unfortunately, the flu is making its way through my house. My wonderful husband even came home from work early yesterday to take care of me. My inbox needs to be dealt with, work is piling up and the house is a mess! But I wanted to put up a quick post this morning anyway. I made meatball subs for dinner last month and had the pictures in a folder on my desktop. What I love about making these copycat Subway Meatball Marinara subs is that they are so easy! They are even something that can be made for a crowd if you prepare the meatballs and sauce ahead of time.

Meatballs In Marinara SaucePour frozen Italian style meatballs into a greased pan and cover them with your favorite sauce. Bake according to the instructions on the package. My packages said to bake them at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Another option is to use a slow cooker. I am not always very good at planning my meals ahead of time. I decided to have these for dinner about 1 hour before it was time to eat.

Meatballs SauceWhen you remove the meatballs from the oven, leave it on. Split open fresh brat buns (I picked these up from the bakery of my local grocery store) and line up meatballs on the buns. I put four on each bun. Then, top the meatballs with additional sauce.

Meatball Marinara Cheese SubTop the meatballs with shredded cheese and put the pan into the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese had melted.

Copycat Subway Meatball Marinara SubAdd some chips and a salad and dinner is done! I also made some pizza subs at the same time. To make the pizza sub, I lined up pepperoni on the brat buns and topped the pepperoni with some of the marinara sauce. I put shredded cheese on the sauce and sprinkled on some oregano. I baked the pizza subs right along with the meatball subs until the cheese had melted.

Love Copycat Recipes? I’ve also posted:

Anutie Anne’s Copycat Soft Pretzel Nuggets
Copycat Applebee’s Pizza Sticks
Copycat Noodles & Company Parmesan Chicken and Buttered Noodles

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  1. Nance says

    This looks like a great idea! I’ve found, though, that these meatballs give off a lot of grease when they’re cooked. So I’ll continue baking the meatballs on racks put on cookie sheets in the oven, then blotting them off before adding them to the hot pasta sauce.

  2. says

    Sending well wishes your way, I hope you feel better soon Tonia 🙂
    I love subway and these look fantastic! The melted cheese… goodness!

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