Garlic Bread Meatball Subs with Sauce

Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.

Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.

I am a huge sucker when it comes to carbs Italian food. When we are deciding where to go to dinner, most of the time, an Italian joint wins. We really enjoy when we can find a little restaurant away from all of the “chain restaurants.” I prefer the more authentic taste you get from a homemade dish.

It reminds me of this time my husband, Blake, decided he wanted to take me on a date night to a really nice Italian restaurant. Neither one of us had been there before but we drove an hour and a half to try it. Well let me just say, it was so fancy, and even more delicious. We even ordered dessert, which we usually pass on. It came time to pay and the card wouldn’t work. So in the middle of this fancy restaurant, we are frantically trying to figure out what the problem could be, while the waitress was just standing there…staring. After a quick call to the bank, we resolved the issue and quickly left. Turns out you should notify your bank if you’re going to be using your card out of town. The whole point of that story; I will pretty much go anywhere, if it means some great Italian food.

Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.

This meatball sub is the perfect pairing of easy and delicious. I love these pre-cooked meatballs because all you have to do is heat them up and throw on some sauce. I use my favorite spaghetti sauce, toss in some oregano, basil and pepper, and let it simmer while I’m making the bread.

Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.

I like to use a cooling rack to cook the garlic bread on. You don’t have to worry about it getting soggy, and it browns all the way around without having to turn it over. Just use a basting brush for the garlic butter and smear on both sides.  Place on the meatballs and cheese and you’ve just made yourself one heck of a sandwich!

Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.

Have you had any embarrassing restaurant mishaps? I can’t be the only one to have had that happen.

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Garlic Bread Meatball Subs with Sauce
A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.
Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the meatballs
For the bread
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the meatballs
For the bread
Garlic bread meatball subs - A delicious garlic bread smothered together with meatballs, and melted cheese. A new take on a classic sandwich.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  2. Thaw meatballs according to package directions. Place in a pot with the sauce, oregano, basil and pepper.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil and remove from heat.
  4. Slice all of the meatballs in half, so they sit on the bread better.
  5. Place butter and garlic in a small pan and heat until butter is melted.
  6. Cut your loaf of bread into 5 slices, and open them.
  7. Use a basting brush to spread the garlic butter onto the bread. Place in the oven until brown. (about 5 mins)
  8. Place meatballs on the toasted bread and add cheese. Put back in the oven for an additional 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

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