Meatball sandwiches are a quintessential comfort food, offering a satisfying combination of savory meatballs nestled within soft, pillowy rolls, drenched in rich tomato sauce and gooey melted cheese. This classic dish strikes the perfect balance between indulgence and simplicity, making it a beloved favorite for gatherings or casual weeknight dinners alike. The aroma of Italian seasoning infuses the tomato sauce with a tantalizing aroma, enhancing the robust flavors of the meatballs. Whether using homemade or store-bought meatballs, each bite delivers a burst of flavor and texture, from the tender meatballs to the melty cheese and crusty bread. With a quick broil in the oven, the cheese becomes golden and bubbly, adding a delightful crispness to the sandwiches. Garnished with fresh basil leaves for a pop of color and freshness, these meatball sandwiches are an irresistible treat that brings warmth and comfort to any mealtime occasion.

Meatball Sandwiches WW

Meatball Sandwiches


  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 12 meatballs (homemade or store-bought)
  • 12 sandwich rolls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce and 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning. Heat over medium heat until warmed through. Keep warm while preparing the meatballs and assembling the sandwiches.
  2. Cook the Meatballs: If using store-bought meatballs, follow the cooking instructions on the package. If making homemade meatballs, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Assemble the Sandwiches: Slice the sandwich rolls in half horizontally. Place a meatball on each roll. Spoon some of the warm tomato sauce over each meatball. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese over the sauce.
  4. Broil the Sandwiches: Preheat the broiler. Place the assembled sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  5. Serve: Remove the sandwiches from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

These meatball sandwiches are perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner, and they’re sure to be a hit with family and friends.