Sunday, October 9, 2011

Game Day Snack Week 5 - Mini Football Subs

First, sorry for not getting this post up early enough in the day. I've been battling a nasty cold-type disease the past few days so I am just not moving fast enough.

Second, luckily, despite feeling like crud, I still have an appetite so when my husband stumbled across this little recipe, I thought it was so cute that I just had to make them.

These little subs can be pre-made at home and taken on the road with you for tailgating...just warm them up in the grill when you get there! Kids will also get a kick out of them and will hopefully gobble them right up!

They are very easy to make as well. All you need are small rolls, cheese, sauce and your favorite meatball recipe. (Or if you have a market that sells meatballs near you, you can just cheat and buy a few meatballs that are already pre-made!!)


Spaghetti Sauce
Shredded Cheese
Individual sized rolls


First, prepare your favorite meatball recipe, shaping each meatball into a mini football before cooking. (If you cheat and buy pre-made meatballs, just cut them in half and shape them slightly).

Once they're cooked, add the meatballs to a skillet of spaghetti sauce and warm them through.

For each sub, cut a V-shaped notch from the top of an individual-size roll, place a meatball in the roll, and top with cheese shred laces.

Finally, put the subs on a baking sheet and in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese just slightly.



  1. Supercute! Plus mini things are so much easier for public eating situations. :)

    Sorry you are feeling sick. Keep getting better!

  2. Thanks :-) I hope I get better soon!!