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Beef and Turkey Meatball Sub plated with salad
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5 from 3 votes

Beef and Turkey Meatball Subs

These Beef and Turkey Meatball Subs are lightened up comfort food with homemade meatballs covered in sauce and cheese on a toasty bun!


  • 1 large egg
  • cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, the kind in the shaker
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion, (found by the spices, also sometimes called chopped onion)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ lb (8 oz) 95% lean ground beef
  • ½ lb (8 oz) 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 ¼ cups pasta sauce, (I used Mid’s Meatless Pasta Sauce)
  • 5 light hot dog buns, (I used Schmidt 647 long rolls)
  • 10 tablespoons shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, minced onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and water, and stir together with a fork until well combined. Add the ground beef and ground turkey to the bowl and use clean hands to mix everything together until just combined.
  • On a clean, dry surface (like a cutting board), separate your meat mixture into 15 equal piles. Wet your hands or spray them with a bit of cooking spray and then roll each little pile into a ball. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  • When there is about 5 minutes left on the meatballs, pour the pasta sauce into a medium saucepan and cover. Place on a burner over medium-low heat, and switch to low heat if it starts bubbling. Stir occasionally.
  • When the meatballs are finished, combine them with the sauce (you can put them all together, or you can separate out ¼ cup of sauce to every 3 meatballs, as that’s what each sub will get). Move an oven rack to the top position and switch the oven to broil.
  • Remove the used parchment from your sheet pan and replace it with a clean piece. Place your open buns onto the baking sheet and fill each one with 3 meatballs covered in ¼ cup of sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of shredded Mozzarella over the top of the meatballs on each sub. Place the pan under the broiler and broil for about 2 minutes*, or until the cheese is melted and the tops of the buns are a bit toasted. *Keep an eye on the subs under the broiler, some cook faster than others and things can go from golden/toasted to blackened fairly quickly!


MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER SUB: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 7 SmartPoints/ Purple: 7 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per sub (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below
Nutrition Information per sub:
311 calories, 37 g carbs, 7 g sugars, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 33 g protein, 11 g fiber, 806 mg sodium (from myfitnesspal.com)