Crockpot Meatball Hoagies

Meatball sandwich
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 sandwiches
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1016 Calories
61g Fat
73g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1016
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 2681mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 485mg 37%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 1235mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This super easy crockpot meatball hoagies five ingredient sandwich recipe cooks in just 4 to 6 hours and is a perfect solution for lunches at home.

You can use your meatballs, or use frozen purchased fully cooked meatballs. The only stipulation is that the meatballs have to be fully cooked before they go into the slow cooker. Uncooked meatballs will release too much fat, and the finished product will be greasy.

You could use other types of bread in place of the hoagie buns if you'd like in this easy recipe. Use ciabatta rolls, or make a big sandwich using halved French or Italian bread, and cut into individual servings.

You can also vary the type of cheese you use. Mozzarella, provolone or fontina would be delicious melted on top of the meatballs and the spicy sauce. Just use a cheese that melts well.


  • 40 medium precooked frozen meatballs

  • 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce, or marinara sauce

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 6 slices Muenster cheese, or 1 1/2 cups shredded

  • 6 hoagie buns, toasted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the frozen meatballs, pasta sauce, and onion in a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 to 6 hours, until the onion is tender and the meatballs are thoroughly heated to 160 F.

  4. Place the meatballs in the toasted hoagie buns and top with cheese.

  5. At this point, you can let the cheese melt on the hot meatballs and sauce, or place them under the broiler for a few minutes to melt and brown the cheese.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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