Prep Time
35 Mins
Cook Time
22 Mins
Chill Time
30 Mins
8 subs

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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).

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Place three meatballs on each roll and spoon sauce over. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Trevino's Review

April 10, 2014
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.

gourmetsuzanne's Review

December 26, 2013
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!

Jennidecker's Review

April 03, 2013

katemeadows's Review

February 15, 2013

ImAPretendChef's Review

June 08, 2011
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:

DeeBlohm66's Review

August 18, 2010
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!

kw1891's Review

May 23, 2010
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.

gmgreen's Review

February 07, 2010
This recipe was a hit the first time I made it. The meatballs are even good alone! They would be really good in pasta too! I didn't change a thing...