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Turkey Meatball Subs

I’m back! I promised that I would take this weekend and get my $#!+ together, so here I am with another fantastic recipe for you to try! Sometimes you just need a weekend away with the girls (all fully vaccinated, of course) to reset your priorities and get back on track with your food blog.

My friends Leia, Nichole and I had a lovely weekend at Greek Peak Mountain Resort riding the Mountain Coaster and water slides, relaxing in the wave pool, drinking absurd amounts of champagne, eating a lot of food and laughing our asses off. After a few glasses of the good stuff, we did our makeup, put on some wigs, and ran down the hallway to record a little snippet of a Charlie Puth song in the stairwell, because 🤷‍♀️?

One Call Away by Charlie Puth … in wigs.

We had so much fun! It’s been so long since we’ve done something normal that I started out a little nervous. But good friends and big laughs quickly eased all of my fears. I’m so thankful for these ladies and their ability to put up with my sense of humor for long periods of time!

Now that I’m back home and back to the reality of the day to day, I thought it would be nice to share my current favorite meal that Steven Michael makes for me, Turkey Meatball Subs! I ask for these all the time, like at least once a week. They are cheesy and saucy and full of amazing flavors that just melt together in your mouth. I promise you will love them too!

I’ll be back to share another adventure/recipe in a few days! Until then, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Where is your favorite friends weekend getaway?

Turkey Meatball Subs - Turkey meatballs cooked in a flavorful sauce, stuffed into a sub roll and smothered in melted mozzarella cheese. Everyone will love these!

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins

Meatballs
 1 lb Ground Turkey - 94%
 1 Egg
 ½ cup Breadcrumbs
 1 tsp Dry Basil
 2 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Salt
 Kosher Salt to sprinkle on top
Tomato Sauce
 28 oz Can of Steam Peeled Tomatoes
 5 Cloves of Garlic
 1 tbsp Dry Basil
 1 cup Red Onion - Diced
 ½ cup Yellow Onion - Diced
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ¼ cup Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Olive Oil - for cooking onions
Misc.
 Sub Rolls
 Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Meatballs
1

Mix all meatball ingredients (NOT the Kosher salt) together in a large bowl with your hands.

2

Roll into roughly 1.5 inch balls (we were able to get 12 meatballs out of it) and put on a plate.

3

Sprinkle the tops with kosher salt and put aside.

Tomato Sauce
4

Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in sauce pan on medium low heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.

5

While the onions are cooking, put the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and puree on high.

6

When the onions are finished cooking, add the food processor mixture to the pan and mix together.

7

Place the meatballs in the sauce and bring to a boil for five minutes.

8

Stir and bring it down to a simmer for about 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through. (You can continue cooking longer if you would like a thicker sauce.)

9

Cut a pocket into your sub rolls and stuff them with meatballs. Pour some sauce over the top and sprinkle liberally with shredded mozzarella cheese.

10

Put subs on a tray and place under the broiler on high until the cheese is melted.

Ingredients

Meatballs
 1 lb Ground Turkey - 94%
 1 Egg
 ½ cup Breadcrumbs
 1 tsp Dry Basil
 2 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Salt
 Kosher Salt to sprinkle on top
Tomato Sauce
 28 oz Can of Steam Peeled Tomatoes
 5 Cloves of Garlic
 1 tbsp Dry Basil
 1 cup Red Onion - Diced
 ½ cup Yellow Onion - Diced
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 ¼ cup Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Olive Oil - for cooking onions
Misc.
 Sub Rolls
 Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

Meatballs
1

Mix all meatball ingredients (NOT the Kosher salt) together in a large bowl with your hands.

2

Roll into roughly 1.5 inch balls (we were able to get 12 meatballs out of it) and put on a plate.

3

Sprinkle the tops with kosher salt and put aside.

Tomato Sauce
4

Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in sauce pan on medium low heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.

5

While the onions are cooking, put the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and puree on high.

6

When the onions are finished cooking, add the food processor mixture to the pan and mix together.

7

Place the meatballs in the sauce and bring to a boil for five minutes.

8

Stir and bring it down to a simmer for about 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through. (You can continue cooking longer if you would like a thicker sauce.)

9

Cut a pocket into your sub rolls and stuff them with meatballs. Pour some sauce over the top and sprinkle liberally with shredded mozzarella cheese.

10

Put subs on a tray and place under the broiler on high until the cheese is melted.

Turkey Meatball Subs

6 thoughts on “Turkey Meatball Subs”

  1. Long term plan to meet some NY friends halfway – in Santa Fe. I lived there ages ago and look forward to a day at Ten Thousand Waves mountain spa! And breakfast at Pasqual’s!!!!

  2. This recipe looks amazing! Looking forward to trying. I’m going to ditch the actual sub, maybe pur them over rice or whole wheat something – can’t wait!

  3. Making the meatball sub, sans sub, tonight. Putting it over whole wheat spaghetti. I’ll let you know how great it is!

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