Meatball Subs on a Stick


Dunk this cheesy sandwich-on-a-stick in plenty of marinara sauce.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 subs


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • cup soft bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 8 ounce lean ground pork

  • 2 11-ounce packages refrigerated breadsticks

  • 12 10-inch wooden skewers

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend

  • Marinara sauce, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, finely chopped onion, salt, crushed red pepper and garlic. Add lean ground beef and lean ground pork; mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.

  2. Unroll dough and separate at perforations into strips. Pinch the ends of 2 dough strips together to create a long strip, repeat with remaining strips. Insert a skewer through one end of a long dough strip and then through a meatball. Curve the dough around the top of the meatball and slide onto skewer. Repeat this process with 2 more meatballs, ending with the end of the dough strip. Repeat with remaining dough and meatballs.

  3. Transfer skewers to the prepared baking pans and bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F) and bread sticks are golden brown. Sprinkle skewers with cheese and return to the oven for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with marinara sauce.

    Meatball Subs on a Stick
    Matthew Clark
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