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Meatball Subs – Easy Football Snacks Super Bowl Party Food


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Hosting a Super Bowl party is all about bringing people together to enjoy the game, the company, and of course, the food! And what better way to fuel your football fans than with a platter of piping hot, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying meatball subs? This recipe is not only easy to follow, but it’s also sure to be a crowd-pleaser, regardless of their dietary preferences.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Simple and Fuss-Free: No fancy ingredients or complicated steps are required. You can even enlist the help of your friends and family to make the prep work even quicker.
  • Customizable: Feel free to adjust the spices, cheese, and toppings to your liking. You can even offer a variety of options to cater to different dietary needs.
  • Perfect for a Crowd: This recipe easily scales up to feed a large group of people. Plus, the meatballs can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed.
  • Budget-Friendly: Meatball subs are a relatively inexpensive dish to make, which is perfect for those watching their wallets.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Hoagie rolls, split and toasted
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Your favorite sub toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, peppers, etc.)


1. Make the Meatballs:

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, pork (if using), bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, milk, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
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2. Shape the Meatballs:

  • Roll the meatball mixture into 1-inch balls.
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3. Brown the Meatballs:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.

4. Simmer in the Sauce:

  • In a separate pot, combine the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, basil, thyme, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer and add the browned meatballs. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
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5. Assemble the Subs:

Spoon the meatball mixture onto the toasted hoagie rolls. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and your favorite sub toppings.

6. Broil (Optional):

For an extra melty cheese topping, broil the subs for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.


  • For a lighter option, use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef or pork.
  • If you don’t have bread crumbs, you can use crushed crackers or cereal flakes.
  • To make the meatballs ahead of time, simply brown them and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Then, when you’re ready to serve, heat them up in the sauce until warmed through.
  • Get creative with your toppings! There are endless possibilities, so have fun and experiment.

With this easy and delicious recipe, you’re sure to score a touchdown with your Super Bowl party guests! So gather your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get ready to enjoy the game and the food.

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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