Sunday, August 6, 2023

Grilled Meatball Sandwich #SundayFunday

Tender, juicy meatballs grilled to perfection, served up on a baguette with marinara for an easy, delicious, summertime meal.

Grilled Meatball Sub

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Sandwich recipes today......
I am hosting this month and since August is National Sandwich Month I asked the others to share a Sandwich recipe of their choice.  Let's see what everyone brought to the table.......

Meatballs on Grill

I am loathe to turn on the oven or stand over a hot pan during the heat of the summer, and would much rather be floating in my pool or enjoying a cold drink on my deck. The solution?  Our grill is used to cook nearly every dinner.  

The very best solution is when I am floating in the pool with a cold drink and Frank is manning the grill LOL.

Grilled Meatball Subs

I used baguettes for the bread, cutting it into serving-size portions.  In the future, I will use a softer bread.  I melted cheese on the bottom of the sandwich and hollowed out the top of the upper bread to hold more marinara. Then I put out small bowls of marinara for dipping.

Entrees, Sandwiches, Subs, Grilling, Meatballs, Beef
Yield: 3 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Grilled Meatball Subs

Grilled Meatball Subs

Tender, juicy meatballs grilled to perfection, served up on a baguette with marinara for an easy, delicious, summertime meal.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 c. ricotta cheese
  • 2 T. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 T. Italian-flavored panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 hoagie or sub rolls
  • 6 slices Provolone cheese
  • Marinara Sauce


  1. Mix the beef, ricotta, parmesan, panko, eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper together until combined. Form into 9 Meatballs and place onto a grill pan.
  2. Heat a gas grill or coals to high. Place the grill pan with the meatballs onto the grill, close the lid, and cook, for about 5 minutes. Open the lid, turn the meatballs, and cook the other side for another 5 minutes or until the meatballs are browned and cooked to the desired temperature.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, place 2 slices of provolone onto half of each roll and place under a broiler until the cheese is melted. Remove some of the bread from the other half of each roll, making a hollow and filling it with Marinara Sauce.
  4. Place 3 Meatballs onto each of the Marinara Sauced rolls and cover with the cheese-covered half of the roll and serve with additional Marinara for dipping.


Adapted from a recipe found at Epicurious

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

49.4 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

21.34 g

Carbs (grams)

41.87 g

Fiber (grams)

1.99 g

Net carbs

39.87 g

Sugar (grams)

6.58 g

Protein (grams)

49.53 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1094.4 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

256.04 mg


  1. Why don't I grill meatballs every day? Because I'm obviously not brilliant like you. These sounds heavenly...especially on this sandwich!

    1. A great way to enjoy meatballs in the warm weather Colleen.

  2. Those baguettes can be pretty chewy. Some brands from the market can be soft enough. Mexican bolillos might be perfect. I'll have to test it for you. (YUM!)

  3. So smart to cook these on the grill! THey look delicious!

  4. This looks so tasty – perfect for summer meal!


I enjoy getting comments and feedback from my audience. Please let me know what you think, keeping in mind that we are all entitled to our own beliefs and opinions. I am happy to hear yours as long as they are stated nicely.