Saucy meatball sub

Prep 15 min
Total 25 min
Serves 4

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
egg, beaten
1/3 cup
2 tbsp
Italian bread crumbs
1/3 cup
grated parmesan, divided
1/2 tsp
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.


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

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.

Issue: December 2014

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Photo credit: Saucy meatball sub. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

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