These turkey meatball subs are perfect as a gameday sandwich or even a weeknight family meal. The meatballs are juicy and full of flavor making it a highly rated turkey recipe.
2 large eggs
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
2/3 cup finely grated Parmesan
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 24-oz. jar marinara sauce
8 crusty sub-style rolls
2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces sliced provolone
How to Make It
Whisk eggs with 3 Tbsp. water. Stir in bread crumbs; let stand 5 minutes. Add Parmesan, parsley, garlic and turkey; mix gently until well combined. Moisten hands and roll mixture into 24 1 1/2-inch balls. Transfer to a dish large enough to accommodate all meatballs. Refrigerate meatballs for 30 minutes.
Pour marinara into a wide, deep pot with a lid and warm over medium-high heat. Add meatballs (sauce will not completely cover meatballs), cover and cook 10 minutes. Uncover and turn meatballs. Cover; cook 10 minutes longer, until meatballs are no longer pink inside (cut one to test).
Preheat broiler to high. Cut rolls lengthwise and drizzle inside of each with 1 tsp. olive oil. Divide cheese among rolls and place on baking sheet. Broil until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Place three meatballs on each roll and spoon sauce over. Serve immediately.
I thought the meatballs lacked flavor. If I make them again I will try browning the meatballs on all sides before cooking them in the sauce. The sandwich makes a beautiful presentation just didn't taste as good as it looked.
I used this recipe on Christmas Eve 2013 and everyone loved them! I used 1 pound of Turkey Italian Sausage links and 1 pound of ground turkey. I took off the sausage casings and mixed it all together. I also added some onion powder and black pepper to the mixture. These were a BIG hit on Christmas Eve!
Best meatball sub I've ever had. The turkey meatballs are so moist and full of flavor. Use a good quality marinara sauce such as Bertoli. This will become a regular meal for our dinner rotations. Yummy! Check out my blog at: http://imapretendchef.blogspot.com/2011/06/turkey-meatball-subs.html
Finally a solid recipe for turkey meatballs! I did not make the sandwiches, just made the meatballs. Was worried about cooking only in sauce rather than frying first. They were great - I let them simmer about 5-7 mins before I flipped and let the other side simmer. Sauce got flavored from the meat and cheese. I did cook for about 30 mins total. Very tasty, moist. I used Bertoli Tomato and Basil sauce, perfect weeknight dinner!
This was so delicious! Very simple and it was a big hit with my husband. My only recommendation would be to let the meatballs cool in the fridge a little past 45 minutes - a few of them fell apart in the pot.