Meatball Subs, Mmmm..{and my son’s 1st Meal Ministry!}

 Grandma Ruth’s Meatballs and Sauce, shredded Mozzarella cheese and herbs….all melted together on a fresh Italian Hoagie roll…

I don’t know to many people who could turn down a meatball sub…Today was no exception.

This happens to be one of my son’s favorite sandwiches…While I was cooking and he was doing his homework, he asked if he could bring one to his coach tonight.

Ohhhh, my heart melted faster than mozzarella cheese on a hot meatball. My son had initiated a meal ministry! Wohoo! He really is watching!!!

So, with that…I let him make the sandwich himself. He did a great job and was able to share God’s love with his very own Coach. 

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize

they were big things.”

~ Robert Brault

When I make meatball subs, I typically put the sauce and meatballs in a crockpot to simmer all day. This is actually a great sandwich for potlucks because it can be self-serve.

Prepping …Here I just gave my son 3 meatballs and some sauce in a bowl, shredded some cheese and put the hoagie under the broiler for 2 minutes.

Ready for assembly!

{With clean hands} Add the meatballs…

A little sauce {not too much or the bread will be soggy!}

Freshly shredded mozzarella cheese…

A pinch of Italian herbs…oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary. Then broil again for 1 more min until cheese is melted.


My son after he delivered his 1st ever Meal Ministry {outside of our home}… to his beloved Coach!

 ” Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions

and in truth.”

~1 John 3:18

His well deserved…after workout meal.


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Meatball Subs Mmmm..{and my son's 1st Meal Ministry!}
Serves: 4
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  • 12 meatballs in sauce {See Grandma Ruth's recipes}
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian herbs
  1. Broil rolls for 2 mins.
  2. Place meatballs with a small amount of sauce onto rolls.
  3. Add cheese and herbs - broil again until cheese is melted.
  4. Prep time below is if you have meatballs and sauce already made up.




  1. We make these but I totally cheat and use Trader Joe’S meatballs. Quick easy dinnertime meal. yum

  2. Since we are watching our Gluten I would have to change things up a little. These look so good!! It has been so long since we have had Meatball subs, great job.

  3. Such a beautiful testimony of the love and guidance you provide your son. We love sub sandwiches in our home as well, yummy comfort food on these cold winter days. ~Alexis on behalf of everyone at A Moment with M.O.M.

  4. Those look AMAZING!!! What a wonderful thing your son did, you are doing a great job:)


  5. My hubby loves meatball subs! These look delicious. Oh, love the Bible verse, too!

  6. So delicious!! My husband loves meatball subs…I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Hello Janelle! SO nice coming to your blog for the first time! I have perused just a little but really look forward to returning and scrolling through your posts watching your testimony video 🙂

    Kindly, Lorraine

  8. I made these meatballs over the weekend for my three grandkids. One loved them, the other two didn’t like them. I thought they were quite tasty. I served them with the spaghetti sauce. I think I may have enjoyed them even more on a sub sandwich. I’ll try that next time. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Thanks Kathi! If the 2 kidos didn’t like them- was it because of the chopped onion in them? Next time you may want to use onion flakes and give it a go 😉 God Bless you!

  9. Janelle, if I double the meatball recipe, do you think I should also double the sauce recipe? I cook for 9 people so we have to have plenty! 😉

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