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Since Philip & I are on a NO MEAT fast(do I seem a little bitter here:)  I needed to come up with quick & simple meat meals for the kids.  There is some prep involved if you plan to make your meatballs & sauce which I did. If you want to go a quicker route, you can find a variety of delicious tasting frozen meatballs and fabulous jarred sauce at your local grocery store. For time purposes the recipe below I am using store bought items. A healthy dinner in minutes.


2 large cans of Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce(add your favorite spices)

1 bag 10.5  Zesty Italian Meatless Meatballs

1/2lb Mozzarella Cheese( I prefer BoarsHead)

1 loaf french bread

1T  Organic Basil


1 can Organic Diced Tomatoes – Fire Roasted – 14.5 oz (optional)

grated parmesan


Pour the sauce into your sauce pan add your favorite spices. Allow it to cook for about 10 minutes, now add your frozen meatballs. Cook for another 20 minutes on medium. Take out your french bread and slice in 2inch slices. Now, it’s time to build your sub. I prefer to cut the meatballs in half before placing them on the bread. I use two meatballs on each slice, I top with three tablespoons of sauce, once slice of mozzarella and few diced tomatoes. Place your sub in the broiler or toaster oven until cheese is melted. Once you remove your subs, sprinkle with red pepper & basil.  Dinner in 30 minutes.



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Author: andreaw

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12 thoughts on “Open-Faced Meatball Subs Dinner in Just 30 Minutes

  1. Omg these look delicious! I am always looking for recipes that are easy but delicious that I can use when I host parties at home. I feel like my friends would enjoy eating these so I will have to give them a try. Thank you so much for sharing!


    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 1:41 am
  2. This is one of my kids’ favorite meals- mine do not look nearly as nice as yours though.

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 3:28 am
    1. Mine do not look this good usually but when you’re posting you have to make it look good.

      Posted on 01/15/2017 at 2:59 am
  3. This is awesome! I can’t believe you can make this in 30 minutes. I find it easy and healthy. Thanks for the share. xx


    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 5:01 am
  4. OMG these look sooooo yummy! I’m getting hungry just viewing these photos! Must try!

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 1:36 pm
  5. What a great idea for a quick weeknight meal! Everyone loves a good meatball sub. YUM!

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 2:21 pm
  6. I’m pretty much Joey from Friends and will never turn down a good meatball sub. Love that this looks easy and delicious!

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 2:40 pm
    1. How you doin? LOL:) Nothing better than a good meatball sub.

      Posted on 01/12/2017 at 6:50 pm
  7. this looks nice will have to pin for later!

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 5:11 pm
  8. Havent had a meatball sub in so long ! These look so awesome

    Posted on 01/12/2017 at 7:44 pm
  9. This is a grat recipe for a quick lunch! I do have to wonder how meatless meatballs taste! One day I’ll find out!

    Posted on 01/13/2017 at 12:17 am
    1. I actually have tried them and they’re not so bad.

      Posted on 01/15/2017 at 2:58 am