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Vegan Meatball Sub

  • Author: Greg Hicks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop, Microwave
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan meatball subs are easy to make and will satisfy any meat-lover’s cravings for a hearty, savory meal. If you like leftovers or are cooking for more than two, double the recipe!


  • ½ jar (12 oz) of organic vegan pasta sauce
  • teaspoon of dried oregano
  • teaspoon of dried basil
  • teaspoon of garlic powder
  • teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 package of frozen vegan meatballs (I’ve used Gardein and Beyond Meat)
  • ½ chopped bell pepper (or 1 cup frozen bell peppers)
  • ¼ cup of chopped onion
  • ¼ diced jalapeño (optional for additional spice)
  • hoagie rolls (deli fresh—I’ve also used whole grain)
  • vegan mozzarella cheese (I’ve used grated Miyoko’s mozz and Field Roast Chao slices)


  1. In a large saucepan add marinara sauce and spices and mix thoroughly.
  2. Then add frozen meatballs, cover over medium heat, and allow to come to a boil (about 15 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low, add bell peppers, onions, and optional jalapeño and allow to simmer, covered, for 30 minutes (or until meatballs are hot all the way through), stirring occasionally.
  3. To prepare rolls, slice open and use your fingers to compress the inner roll. Add cheese inside the roll and heat in microwave for 10-15 seconds per roll to soften and melt.
  4. Fill each roll with piping hot meatballs and sauce. (If desired, add extra cheese on top and broil briefly to melt.)


  • If you’re cooking for more than two or love leftovers, double the recipe! The leftover meatballs and sauce make a great addition to a pasta marinara for dinner the following night.
  • You can find vegan hoagie rolls at many mainstream grocery stores in their fresh-baked section—but it will take some label reading! I’ve found them at both Safeway and Ralph’s.

Keywords: garden, hoagie, Italian, sandwich, sub, vegan meatballs