Meatball Subs

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My sister’s girlfriend (Codename: PsychoBabble) is a huge Ohio State fan. Three weeks ago, she and my sister came over to watch OSU’s season opener against Buffalo, and I decided to make some traditional tailgating fare, meatball subs. Only after they had wolfed down three and a half of these subs did I reveal that I had followed Cooking Light’s recipe!

These meatball subs were absolutely delicious and filling. This trimmed down version used 90% lean ground sirloin, low-sodium marinara sauce, and roasted onions and yellow bell peppers. I even upped the health quotient by using multigrain hoagie bread and a mozzerella/provolone shredded cheese mix. These meatball subs are definitely worth a spot on your game day menu.

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Food,Photography & France
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 05:45:26

    That’s a remarkable looking sub – it appears to be fluorescent. Sounds good though:)

  2. Mary
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 05:50:20

    this would make my family SOOOOOOOOOOOOOo happy – love that you’ve made it a little more healthy than the usual sub :))
    Mary x

  3. andi winslow
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 05:58:40

    Love meatball subs……….and a bit more healthy then the ususal……Andi

  4. kitchen flavours
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 09:02:12

    Looks scrumptious! I would gobble it down in no time too! Yum!

  5. Daniela
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 09:03:42

    Looks like pure delight without any regrets thanks to your healthy version of these yummy meatball subs!

  6. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:32:13

    That’s a very pretty sub!

  7. Monica
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:56:59

    Now I’m craving a meatball sub – looks great!

  8. sara
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 13:59:26

    YUM! I saw this recipe in cooking light and I have it on my ‘to make’ list – glad to hear it is really delicious!🙂

  9. saucygander
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 15:06:27

    They look delicious! 🙂

  10. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 16:53:48

    You are reading my mind! I just bough ingredients to make meatball subs. This looks good. I can’t wait to make mine

  11. apuginthekitchen
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 18:31:54

    Looks delicious!! Love meatballs, and the pared down more healthful version sounds great!

  12. Bluejellybeans
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 18:50:17

    Yummy!😉

  13. I WIlkerson.
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 19:08:48

    You have to love game day food, don’t you! I know a chicken brat that is great too (with kraut on a whole wheat bun)

  14. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 00:10:30

    Delicious🙂

  15. My Kitchen Stories
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 07:29:03

    Nice to know you can wolf and still be petit!

  16. Geraldine Saucier
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 13:52:18

    Love meatball subs. Yours looks delicious:)

  17. Melolimparfaite
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 15:02:37

    very photogenic

  18. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 19:49:00

    Meatball subs are thee best! Yours look delicious, Yummy. Thanks for sharing…

  19. Raymund
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 03:06:54

    This is a nice comfort sub! love it

  20. Gloria
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 04:34:03

    Wow these meetballs seem incredible!!! Yummy

  21. tokyohamster
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 05:17:55

    omg my mouth is watering!! it looks delicious! i could eat 3 too!

  22. DSN Engineer
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:08:08

    did you use the thing to take this picture!? looks good!

  23. Mary Frances
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:53:26

    Way to go! It looks delicious!

  24. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:50:10

    Meatball subs are a favorite, these look amazing! YUM!

  25. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 19:44:47

    It sure doesn’t look like a “light” recipe! So drool worthy!!!

  26. cquek
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 23:41:33

    They are a comfort treat for sure.

  27. Beth
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 03:56:20

    That sounds delicious – perfect for tailgating.

  28. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 05:43:11

    Oh yum! These look great and I like the changes you’ve made to make them a bit healthier.

  29. Juliana
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 12:33:51

    Awesome sub…and yes meatballs look delicious! What a great meal.
    Have a great week😀

  30. hotlyspiced
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 18:02:09

    What a great meal. These look like they’d be snapped up very quickly xx

  31. Betty
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 21:14:15

    I don’t watch football, but this sub looks delicious!🙂

  32. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 21:26:00

    these look fantastic and perfectly meaty for my husband! LOL!

  33. Carolyn Jung
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 22:40:11

    I could definitely seeing my husband chowing down on this as he watches the 49ers games on TV. LOL

  34. Zoe
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 22:52:42

    Is this “light”? Sounds less guilty if I eat two of these😀

  35. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 23:11:17

    It’s always great to find ‘game day’ recipes that are healthy as well as delicious!

  36. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 23:37:04

    This post is bringing back good memories – my mom used to make these for us all the time growing up! Looks really good!!

  37. The Foodie Affair
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 00:35:02

    Looks delicious and satisfying! I had to chuckle at your code name! Haha

  38. My Kitchen Stories
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 02:55:50

    Meatball subs….could be very popular here

  39. Anita Menon
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 04:11:44

    Looks delicious!

  40. tastytreats13
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 07:03:35

    Oh wow how lovely! This looks very tasty!

  41. TheSquishyMonster.com
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:12:19

    Yummy!!

  42. Jenn and Seth
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 18:19:39

    it has been way too long since I’ve had a meatball sub – these look so so good!

  43. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 20:16:03

    looks like a perfect meal to be serving during this colder weather!

  44. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 23:25:20

    Whenever I make sauce and I have leftover meatballs I always make meatball subs!! yours look really good and love that you made them light🙂

  45. Culinary Flavors
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 03:37:32

    Both delicious and healthy? That is my kind of meal!

  46. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 05:43:49

    Looks delicious, the problem is i can’t satisfied with only one portion of that…..
    lol

  47. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 09:42:05

    Mmmm meatballs!

  48. Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 11:16:41

    This is exactly up my street – it looks amazing!

  49. The Sketched Chef
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 12:53:04

    One of the most beautiful meatball subs I’ve seen !

  50. Natalie
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 14:03:08

    I haven’t had a meatball sub in ages, now I want one!

  51. Sharon
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 14:08:38

    Wow this looks great! I’ve never had this before. I should try it sometime🙂

  52. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 15:37:01

    This totally looks as delicious as any bad boy hoagies! Great job!

  53. Norma Chang
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 18:41:17

    Your photos and presentations are always so fab.

  54. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 11:46:17

    My mouth is watering! The perfect subs for the game day🙂 Delicious!

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