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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs

With the surprise of melted mozzarella inside, everyone loves these meatballs. And with only two ingredients for the meatballs, they’re so easy to throw together!

This recipe was part of a “cook once, eat twice” spread in the magazine that offered ways to repurpose your leftovers from one recipe to another. To see what you can do with the leftovers from this recipe, check out this delicious Family Favorite Meatball Soup recipe.

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 909kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 24-ounce jar gluten-free marinara sauce
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh basil roughly torn or chopped
  • 4 gluten-free French bread rolls or loaves warmed or toasted


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Divide sausage into 32 even portions and place a mozzarella ball in the center of each. Mold sausage around the mozzarella ball until cheese is completely covered. Place, spacing evenly, on parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.
  • While meatballs are baking, heat oil in a pan. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add marinara sauce and red pepper flakes and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • When meatballs are finished, add half of them to the pan and reserve the remaining meatballs for the next evening’s meal. Add half the fresh basil and let simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  • To assemble the subs, place 2-3 meatballs and sauce in each roll or loaf, top with remaining fresh basil, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 909 Calories from Fat 801
% Daily Value*
Fat 89g137%
Saturated Fat 30g150%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 2079mg87%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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