Hot and Toasted Oven-Baked Turkey Meatball Subs
One of my favorite things about meatballs is the fact that they are just so versatile. So many people have their own versions which makes this food so delicious.
I love that no two meatball recipes are alike and that’s totally fine with me. Variety is the spice of life so when I make meatballs I love to mix things up and toss in new flavors. This week’s recipe is for turkey meatball sub sandwiches that were oven toasted and topped with melty provolone cheese.
Can anyone say “Mama Mia?”
Seriously, I love meatball subs, grinder, sandwiches–whatever you want to call them. I typically use hamburger meat, but this time I wanted to mix things up and use some healthier, all-natural turkey meat.
I love that the kind I buy is hormone-free, and void of anything yucky. It makes me feel happy inside that I am feeding something a little better to my family.
It was funny because I made about 3 lbs of turkey meatballs and my picky kids didn’t even realize they were made of turkey! I added so many ingredients that they didn’t even blink. As a side note, my kids love flavorful food, and snub bland and boring things which is fine with me because no one wants a boiled meatball!
When I was making these I felt like I was using everything but the kitchen sink! A little of this, and a little of that all came together to make for some moist, juicy, and flavor-packed turkey meatballs.
- Ground turkey-3 lbs -adjust to your family-we love leftovers
- large egg-1
- Panko Bread Crumbs- 3/4 cup
- Cheddar Cheese- 1/2 cup
- Parmesan Cheese-1/2 cup
- celery salt-1/2 tsp
- Pepper-1/2 tsp
- Garlic powder-1/2 tsp
- Onion Powder-1/2 tsp
- Fresh Parsley- 1 tablespoon chopped
- ketchup-1/4 cup
- Spicy Dijon mustard- 1 tablespoon
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl add every ingredient and use your clean hands to mix
Form meat mixture into golf ball sized meatballs
Place them on the baking sheet
Bake at 350 for 40 mins
Once cooled, add them to a pot filled with sauce and simmer, OR if you are adding them to the subs slice sub bread and add meatballs.
Then, spoon sauce over the top of the meatballs and cover with provolone cheese
Bake in the oven for an additional 5-10 mins or until cheese is melty
Serve with a side salad or chips.
I didn’t feel like pasta and quite frankly I sorta hate pasta..yep, call me weird! I prefer to eat my meatballs on a sub or will a side salad; so that is just what I did!
I hope you enjoy this recipe because it is well appreciated in this family of five.
Turkey Meatball Sub Sandwiches
- 3 lbs -adjust to your family-we love leftovers Ground turkey
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- pinch celery salt
- to taste pepper
- to taste garlic powder
- to taste onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Parsley
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Spicy Dijon mustard
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl add every ingredient and use your clean hands to mix
- Form meat mixture into golf ball sized meatballs
- Place them on the baking sheet
- Bake at 350 for 40 mins
- Once cooled, add them to a pot filled with sauce and simmer, OR if you are adding them to the subs slice sub bread and add meatballs.
- Then, spoon sauce over the top of the meatballs and cover with provolone cheese
- Bake in the oven for an additional 5-10 mins or until cheese is melty
- Serve with a side salad or chips.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
My husband loves meatball subs! I can’t wait to see how surprised he would be when he found out they were made of turkey!
Debra @A Frugal Friend says
This looks spectacular! Oven baked and turkey meat too – this is a great option for my family!
nicole b says
These meatball subs look delicious. That’s great yournkids didn’t even notice it was turkey!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
I love meatballs. Actually, I prefer turkey meatballs over beef.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so delicious. I will have to try making this on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.
Marina John says
We love meatball subs! I’ve never made them with turkey meat before. I usually just cheat and buy the store bought meatballs tbh. I may try these next time!
Ohhh… I cannot wait to make these for myself! They look so delicious!
Liz Mays says
Delish! These would be a big hit with the boyfriend. I’d love to try out the meatball recipe.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
Oh, what a perfect sandwich sub. My kids would love this!
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide says
These look SO good! I am obsessed with meatball sandwiches!!!
Debi- Lifestyle Blogger says
I love making turkey meatballs and I love a turkey sub. I am definitely making this for dinner one night this week.
I’ve been looking for a good turkey meatball recipe. Excited to try yours!
Outstanding! I love meatball sandwiches, and using turkey keeps it healthy. Winner, winner turkey dinner!
My husband loves meatball subs. I’ll have to share this with him – I bet he’d love it!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Meatball subs are a favorite in our house. I love your turkey meatballs – nom.