Saucy meatball sub

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15 min


25 min



Saucy meatball sub

Saucy meatball sub. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Take a step back from the busy week and enjoy some simple comfort food for dinner! Saucy subs and a a side salad can be on the table in just 25 minutes.


  • 2 cup passata
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 454-g ground pork
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1/3 cup ricotta
  • 2 tbsp Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan , divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 panini rolls , toasted


  • BOIL passata with seasoning in a large frying pan over medium.
  • COMBINE pork with egg, ricotta, bread crumbs, 2 tbsp parmesan and salt in a large bowl. Roll into 1 1/2-in. meatballs. Add to passata mixture as they are formed. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, turning meatballs once or twice, until cooked through, 10 to 12 min.
  • SERVE meatballs with sauce on toasted panini buns. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan.

Kitchen tip

Passata is an uncooked tomato purée that has been strained of seeds and skin. Its often sold in tall carafe-like glass jars. If you can’t find it, just push plain canned crushed tomatoes through a sieve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 545,
  • Protein
  • 36 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g,
  • Fat
  • 26 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1155 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin B12