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Turkey Meatball Sub

A turkey meatball sub with hearty marinara, mozzarella cheese and a whole wheat bun

1 sandwich with 2 meatballs: 400 calories, 13 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 800 mg sodium,39 g carbohydrates, 6.8 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 29 g protein
Turkey Meatball Sub Photo
Yield: 4 generous servings


  • 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey sausage
  • 1/3 cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried basil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced white onion
  • 1 tsp worcestershire
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and pepper
  • 1 cup marinara
  • 4 slices low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
  • 4 whole wheat buns (about 150 calories each)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Add first nine ingredients to a large bowl and stir with spoon (or use your hands) until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Then, scoop out scant 1/4 cup measurements of meat and roll them into balls - about 8 (2 for each sub).
  3. Place on a lightly greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
  4. In the meantime, add marinara sauce to a small saucepan and warm through on medium-low heat. Keep on low once it's hot.
  5. When the meatballs are done, remove from the oven and place in marinara sauce to coat before placing in bun. Alternatively, top your buns with meatballs and then cover with marinara sauce.
  6. Top meatballs with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, pop back in the still warm oven to melt a bit, and serve immediately. If your buns are large like the ones pictured, cut them in half before serving.

recipe and photos by Dana Shultz / concept by Brandi Koskie

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