Kids will love when homemade Turkey Meatball Subs are on the dinner menu.
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 24-oz. jar low-sodium tomato sauce
6 small Italian hero rolls
6 slices provolone
How to Make It
Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, salt and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix gently with hands. Form into 1 dozen 2-inch balls.
Warm oil in a large nonstick pot over medium heat. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Add sauce, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with foil. Remove doughy centers from rolls and place 1 cheese slice in each. Broil until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon meatballs and sauce into rolls and serve immediately.
This recipe is fantastic! I use a cookie dough scooper to make smaller meatballs and there are about 4 meatballs per sandwich. My daughters 5 & 3 yrs are ridiculously picky and rarely try anything I make and when they do, they usually don't like it. They LOVED these! Love that they are easy and budget friendly too. I usually alter the recipe and broil them in the oven for about 10 min instead of doing it in a pan. I think this might work better with the smaller ones that I make, and I think broiling is faster. Normally, I don't have provolone, so instead I sprinkle parmesan & garlic salt on the bun.
I have actually made these and frozen them too. Still terrific! I also do a 'cooking club' - where we make a huge batch of whatever we are cooking and then trade meals with a few friends. This got rave reviews. Some people might shy away from having to hand roll a bunch of meatballs - takes forever - and I would too - but now that I make these with the scooper it takes literally NO TIME!
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