Parmesan Meatball Subs with Progresso


 We all like making our husbands happy, right? Well, one of the many ways to my husband’s heart is through his stomach, and I bet the same is true for those you are cooking for every night. At our house we have a list of about 25-30 meals that everyone in our family enjoys. I like to rotate through those every month or so, but every now and then I get an urge to try something new. So, after III ordered a meatball sub at dinner a few weeks ago (which he raved about) I decided I would give the recipe a go and see if we could add it into our rotation.

I grabbed everything I needed at Walmart, including Progresso™ Bread Crumbs. I think bread crumbs are one of those ingredients you should always have in your pantry. I use them so many different recipes including meatballs, macaroni & cheese, fried chicken, and meatloaf.


So back to the meatball subs. It was a cool day in Atlanta, so a perfect day for a delicious toasted sub. III was off for the day, and we had just gotten back from the playground in our neighborhood. He took the kids into the backyard and I got to work. I so enjoy time in the kitchen, both by myself and cooking with my little assistant chef. This time it was just me, so I turned up the Christmas music and got to work.


Check out the recipe below!



Parmesan Meatball Subs
Serves 5
A simple recipe for delicious meatballs, perfect for a toasted sub!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1lb of ground beef
  2. 1/4 c milk
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/2 c Progresso Herb & Garlic Bread Crumbs
  5. 1/2 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
  6. 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  7. 1/2 tsp Parsley
  8. 1 clove grated garlic
  9. 1/4 c finely chopped onion
  10. Salt
  11. Pepper
  12. Marinara
  13. Mozzarella Cheese
  14. Sub Rolls
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with parchment paper
  2. 2. In a bowl whisk together egg and milk.
  3. 3. Mix all other ingredients, then add in egg and milk and mix until combined. Add salt and pepper.
  4. 4. Form 1" meatballs and place on parchment paper
  5. 5. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes
  6. 6. While the meatballs are baking, Slice sub rolls creating a "boat" by slicing into the subs at an angle creating a V. Line with mozzarella cheese and a small amount of marinara
  7. 7. When meatballs are finished slice one to make sure they are cooked throughout. Then place three in each sub roll. Top with more marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Turn the oven over to broil and heat for a few minutes until cheese melts.
  8. 8. Enjoy!
A Step In The Journey

A good meatball recipe like this one is great to always have on hand. You can put them in a sub like we did, or you could make spaghetti and meatballs, cut them up and put them on a pizza, use them in stuffed peppers, etc. The list really does go on and on. Another reason I love this recipe is it is great for a crowd. This recipe yielded 15 meatballs, so you could double it and easily feed 10 people a meatball subs. They will thank you…as will your husband.

Easy, right? If you have been around A Step in the Journey for any length of time you know that all of my recipes must be delicious and easy! Being a mom of two, two and under I can only do so much….one tip would be to prepare the meatballs during naptime and then you only have to stick them in the oven 30-40 minutes before your family is ready to eat! (and those are my oven baked fries…delicious!)


 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Progresso™ The opinions and text are all mine.


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