OVEN BAKED MEATBALL SANDWICHES – This oven baked meatball sandwich recipe is a perfect easy dinner idea for busy days. Also, great for large groups, game day, or as an on-the-go meal. A popular recipe that has been pinned over 1 million times!



— Sandwich rolls (cut with one side intact)

— Cooked Meatballs (your favorite recipe or frozen, pre-made meatballs)

— Pasta Sauce (homemade or jarred)

— Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


The ingredients are simple — you will need meatballs, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sandwich rolls. Many times I like to make this Baked Turkey meatballs with spinach for our Meatball Sandwiches, but I also make them with frozen, pre-made meatballs from the freezer section of my grocery store. I do that A LOT. So, if you want easy, go with the frozen ones. If you have more time, go for homemade meatballs.

Get your rolls ready. And cut them in the middle and place the meatballs in it.

Place your meatballs in a big pot and cover them with your pasta sauce. Cover your meatballs with sauce (enough that all the meatballs are covered). You can use homemade pasta sauce or jarred sauce. Gently fold the meatballs with the sauce, this isn’t the time for vigorous stirring, or you’ll destroy the meatballs. Heat them on low-medium, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are heated thoroughly.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Take each roll and fill with as many meatballs as you can fit. I usually do this with a slotted spoon, and I avoid scooping the sauce as much as possible. I can generally get 4-5 meatballs into one sandwich roll, but this will vary depending on the size of roll you use. Top the meatballs with a bit of pasta sauce from your pot. Place your meatball sandwiches, as you fill them, directly on the baking sheet.

Bake in an oven at 400 degrees until cheese is melted, hot, and bubbly! Serve with a salad or chips for a super easy meal.

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