Turkey Meatball Subs

Turkey meatball subs have become a staple dish in my household because this is one healthy meal I know my kids will eat without a fight. Also, it is a simple recipe that is a cinch to prepare and freeze ahead of time making it the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

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Turkey Meatball Subs
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Recipe type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoons garlic salt
  • ¼ fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1 24 ounce jar of sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 package (8 count) whole wheat hot dog buns
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine first 9 ingredients in bowl and mix together well.
  3. Roll 20 to 24 small meatballs. About 1½ to 2 inches wide. Place on foil line pan coated with cooking spray.
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove meatballs from oven and place together with sauce on the stove. Cook until sauce is warm.
  6. Turn broiler on. To prepare the subs place 3 meatballs in each hot dog roll and add 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese to each. Arrange all the subs on pan and place under the broiler till cheese is melted.
Freezer instructions: To freeze these meatballs perform steps 1 - 3. Let meatballs cool then place in labeled freezer bag and put in the freezer. Reheating instructions: Thaw the meatballs in refrigerator 24 hours ahead of time then perform steps 4 and 5. Or you can put them in the sauce frozen and perform steps 4 and 5.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sub with 3 meatballs Calories: 351 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 41 Fiber: 5 Protein: 22


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  1. I love this concept. Busy moms and healthy eating. What a good combo! Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day.

  2. made these for dinner tonight & they were a hit! definitely a keeper 🙂

  3. Awesome! I will put these on my menu! Thanks also for the freezer tips. I’m never sure – is it okay to freeze ANYTHING?

    • Most foods can be frozen no problem. I will do more posts on this topic to give more specifics to help you ladies out. Thanks for stopping by and keep in touch!

  4. I love how this recipe doesnt contain onions! Can’t wait to try these with my kids, I know it will be a hit!

  5. What temp do you cook these at?

    • I was wondering this too…the recipe doesn’t mention cook temperature. One of my friends is an experienced cook and just knows what temp to cook different things at….I don’t! 😉

  6. Linda Payne says:

    Love the recipe & would like to know what temp to cook at. But what I love is I could freeze these in individual serving sizes & thaw as needed what a great idea & recipe

  7. Made these today and used chia gel instead of the egg. Kid approved:)

  8. Tiffany says:

    Instructions are confusing–do you cook then freeze or freeze uncooked and then thaw and cook?

  9. Do you cook the meatballs before freezing them? I read steps 1-3 and they are not clear to me.


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