Easy Pesto Meatball Subs

Easy Pesto Meatball Subs

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These easy pesto meatball sandwiches were created out of a desire to keep it simple. Believe it or not, I don’t ALWAYS like slaving away in the kitchen all day, so sometimes I cut a few corners. This recipe uses a few store-bought ingredients so that you can throw it together really quick.  They have a bright, delicious flavor that is perfectly savory. These sandwiches are great for lunch on the weekend or even a quick dinner.

Pesto Meatball Sub

I am definitely a huge fan of making my food from scratch. But sometimes I like the convenience of using pre-made items to whip up something delicious quickly and easily. These Pesto Meatball Sub sandwiches are exactly that, and that’s exactly why we made these. They are tasty and easy and take less than thirty minutes total to make.

pesto sauce for pesto meatball sub

Just because you used some store bought ingredients, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fresh and healthy. I add this homemade pesto sauce full of parsley and basil and packed with fresh flavor. This really brightens the dish and balances nicely with the other ingredients. The bread is soft, the cheese is gooey, and the pesto meatball filling is totally delicious! It’s almost as easy as this Caprese Salad recipe.

meatball pesto sub sandwich

A Quick Process

The best part is that even the pesto sauce is quick and easy. You just add your ingredients to a blender and let it do all the work for you. I used this Ninja Blender, I’ve found it helpful for many different recipes. This method really keeps the prep time to a minimum. You just need to toast your garlic bread for a few minutes. If you buy your bread from the grocery, like we did here, it is already spread with butter, garlic, and seasonings. If not, you can buy a whole loaf of French bread and cut it and season it yourself quickly.

Then, you just heat up some meatballs, whether store bought or homemade, and melt your provolone onto the top of the bread. Throw a layer of pesto both above and below your meatballs, form your giant pesto meatball sub, and cut into into pieces to share and enjoy!

Pesto Meatball Sub

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Pesto Meatball Sub
This is a quick and easy recipe for delicious Pesto Meatball Sub sandwiches.
Pesto Meatball Sub
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto Sauce
Pesto Meatball Sub
Instructions
  1. Toast your garlic bread in the oven or broiler until just starting to brown. Place provolone slices evenly across the top half of the bread and toast for a couple more minutes until cheese is melted.
  2. While the bread is toasting. Add all of the pesto sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Heat meatballs until they are fully cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
  4. Spread a thick layer of pesto sauce on the bottom half of the bread. Then add the meatballs and another layer of pesto sauce over them.
  5. Form your whole sandwich and cut into quarters for serving.
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