Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy homemade meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that everyone will want more of!

Crockpot Meatball Sub

This meal is so simple but really amazing! We love to cook these on busy nights or even for parties. We have served these for game night, birthday parties and other celebrations.

It’s so nice to have the slow cooker do all the work! The tomato sauce gives the meatballs just the right amount of flavor.

Top with cheese and it’s even better! We like to use Hoagie buns but you could use what you have on hand. I have even used hamburger buns in a pinch.

What to serve with meatball subs:

These go really well with a green salad,  Grilled Corn on the Cob.or Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. We have even just had chips on really busy nights or for parties.

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sliders

You can use Hawaiian rolls instead of hoagie buns. Slider rolls are also perfect for kids or to serve at parties.  We also make Jalapeno Poppers Burger Sliders Recipe and it’s a big hit! Everyone loves sliders!

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.
Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

You will need a good slow cooker for Slow Cooker Meatballs.

If you don’t have a Ninja cooker yet, I highly recommend you purchase this one. I love it because I can brown the beef in the same slow cooker.

It is nice to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

You can brown the meatballs in the Ninja cooker and then pour the rest of the sauce over them. Of course you can use a skillet for the meatballs but it’s so nice being able to use one pan.

You can also use a crock pot. If you need a crockpot or maybe just want a new one,  I love this  crockpot. This is the crockpot that I use and it’s great. I love that you can actually lock the lid down making it easy for when you take meals to potlucks. There are several others on sale here.

I also love this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home. It’s so nice to come home to dinner waiting. I love that you can program it to cut off.  So handy for those days you will be out of the house. Plus, it will stay warm until you are ready to eat.

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time. We love quick meals but it defeats the purpose if it takes forever to clean up everything. These liners save so much time!

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

Ingredients you need:

For meatballs:

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes (24 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley  (optional)

For the Sandwich:

  • 8 oz sliced Mozzarella
  • Hoagie buns
Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

How to make crockpot meatball subs:

1. Add beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, Italian Seasoning, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until combined.

2. Form into 1 or 2 inch meatballs. I made 20, but you could easily make 24. Brown each meatball in a skillet or in your Ninja crock pot. Then place in the crock pot.

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

3. Pour the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes over the Meatballs. Add to the crock pot the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and fresh parsley.

4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

5. Place 3 meatballs on a hoagie bun. Spoon over the hoagie bun and top with the mozzarella cheese and enjoy!

Meatball sandwich is the perfect meal for a busy night!

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

Cheesy meatball sub recipe is one of our favorite meals. We all love cheese so I load the subs up with extra mozzarella cheese! You can also try using spaghetti sauce or jarred sauce.
Try slow cooker meatball subs.

Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.

Print crockpot meatball sub recipe below:

Easy Crockpot Meatball Subs Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Crockpot meatball subs are amazing! This Meatball sub recipe is packed with flavor and it’s so simple! The tomato sauce is so delicious and the homemade meatballs are the best. Give this Crockpot meatball sub recipe a try. Your family will love it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine Italian
Course Crockpot, Main
Calories 453
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • For meatballs:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes 24 oz
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley optional
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 8 oz sliced Mozzarella
  • Hoagie buns

Instructions

  • Add beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, Italian Seasoning, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until combined.
  • Form into 1 or 2 inch meatballs. I made 20, but you could easily make 24. Brown each meatball in a skillet or in your Ninja crock pot. Then place in the crock pot.
  • Pour the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes over the Meatballs. Add to the crock pot the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and fresh parsley.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Place 3 meatballs on a hoagie bun. Spoon over the hoagie bun and top with the mozzarella cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

In a time crunch for dinner? Use frozen meatballs! A delicious and quick way to get dinner on the table.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 10g, Calories 453kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 29g, Fat 31g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 107mg, Sodium 454mg, Potassium 370mg, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 400IU, Vitamin C 2.5mg, Calcium 273mg, Iron 3.3mg

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Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.
Try making Crockpot Meatball Sub recipe for an easy meal everyone will enjoy. The meatballs and yummy sauce make a sub that is amazing.



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  1. 5 stars
    I’m not one for meatball subs, but this recipe knocks it out of the park! So easy to prepare, especially when you get the kids involved in mixing with their clean hands and rolling those meatballs! The aroma of all those spices/cheese cooking all afternoon only whet our appetite for dinnertime. The vote was in and the family requested this meal be a permanent go to at least twice a month. I even loved this meatball sub served with a side salad. Delish!

  2. 5 stars
    Don’t waste your time and money grabbing a meatball sub from the sandwich shop when you can make this flavor packed, healthy version at home. Get the kids to help roll the meatballs for a little family interaction time too. The hubby asks for this one all the time!