What to Serve with Meatball Subs

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with a homemade meatball sub for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Meatball sandwiches are a family favorite and a hearty hot sandwich on their own.  But they really need a simple side to make a complete meal. Therefore, you will want to pick the best easy side dish that goes well with your favorite Italian meatball sub.

Whether you want a salad, soup, vegetables, or more, we have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with your meatball sub. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes. All of these sides pair well with the tomato sauce, cheese, and ground beef that makes these hot sandwiches a family favorite.  Whether you call it a meatball sub, grinder, hero, torpedo, or hoagie, all these side dishes are great to serve and eat with your next meal. If you ever wondered who makes some of the best Meatball Sandwiches, check out this article about WHERE TO EAT THE BEST MEATBALL SANDWICH.

 

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What to Serve with Meatball Subs

This is a tasty list of what to offer with meatball sandwiches.  To help you decide what to serve with them, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone.  There are healthy salads, mayo-based salads,  low-carb, keto, vegan, and fancy sides.  This list of what to make with meatball subs includes:

  • Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Salad Side Dishes
  • Vegetable & Potato Side Dishes
  • Soup Side Dishes

 

 

Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook

Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade deep-fried sweet potato fries are a quick and easy family favorite recipe. This fantastic method to deep fry & season them makes the best appetizer or side dish.
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Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
Check out this recipe
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Antipasto Rice Salad
Rice paired with antipasto ingredients like salami, mozzarella, and olives are mixed with Italian dressing for a wonderful gluten-free salad alternative to pasta salad.
Check out this recipe
Antipasto Rice Salad

 

Vegetarian Rice Soup
An easy vegetable rice soup that is vegetarian and full of flavor. This recipe uses vegetable broth, fresh vegetables, tomatoes, rice, and seasonings for a hearty vegan soup that everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
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Rice and Fava Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
The best spring salad of rice and fresh fava beans. It is tossed with lemon vinaigrette & topped with scallions and lemon zest for a bright pop of flavor.
Check out this recipe
Rice and Fava Beans Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

 

Crispy Baked Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Crispy oven-baked marinated artichoke hearts is the easiest recipe ever. It is so simple to cook marinated, canned, or frozen artichoke hearts in the oven on high heat to get a crispy outside and a tender inside. They're best as an appetizer, healthy snack, salad pizza topping, or side dish. Artichoke hearts are a wonderful cracker or chip replacement that makes a good gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and keto dipper.
Check out this recipe
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Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Onion rings are a classic fried treat that is so easy to make homemade. This beer-battered recipe for onion rings is the perfect side dish, snack, or appetizer.
Check out this recipe
Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings

 

Homemade Pickles with Leftover Pickle Juice
Homemade pickles are so easy to make when you reuse pickle juice for this recipe. In 24 hours quick refrigerator pickles are crisp and ready.  
Check out this recipe
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Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
Creamy macaroni and cheese with caramelized onions are made even more amazing with crispy bacon. The best homemade recipe for elevated mac and cheese that adults and kids will love.
Check out this recipe
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Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta)
Pasta al Forno is a baked pasta casserole everyone will love. This easy recipe for baked rigatoni has tomato sauce, cheese, and more for a great dinner.
Check out this recipe
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Salad Side Dishes

 

Artichoke & Pesto Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
A wonderful gluten-free side dish packed with so many wonderful Mediterranean ingredients like artichokes, olives, and tomatoes.
Check out this recipe
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This Mediterranean chickpea salad is a great summer salad that goes great with any Italian sandwich. It makes a colorful, filling, and delicious lunch.
Check out this recipe
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Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Nothing better to pair with a meatball sub than a classic pasta salad. All the Italian flavors you love with sweet peppers, olives, and parmesan cheese.
Check out this recipe
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Pesto Caprese Salad
A wonderful homemade pesto is the star of this simple but elegant salad. Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella are the ideal side dish for any meatball sandwich.
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Vegetable & Potato Side Dishes

 

How to Kettle Chips (copycat recipe)
Every good sandwich deserves an amazing potato chip. These homemade kettle chips are fantastic and easier than you thought to make.
Check out this recipe
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Rosemary & Garlic Infused Roast Potatoes
Convert frozen potatoes into something so flavorful and crispy. Then add even more flavor by infusing them with rosemary and garlic.
Check out this recipe
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Perfect Steamed Asparagus
A hearty meatball sub sometimes needs a simple and easy side dish. Steamed asparagus that is perfectly crispy and earthy is just the right pairing.
Check out this recipe
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Parsnip Fries
A healthy alternative to the same ole french fries. Oven roast thinly cut parsnips for a new side dish addiction.
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Soup Side Dishes

 

Simple Homemade Tomato Soup
A simple tomato soup recipe that cooks slowly and thickens to a velvety texture. It is flavored with garlic, onion, and herbs for a wonderful soup.
Check out this recipe
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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup is very easy to make and is ready in under an hour. The creamy Italian soup is ideal to pair with meatball subs and other sandwiches.
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Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This creamy roasted red pepper soup includes smokey gouda for so much flavor with a hint of smokiness to go with the sweet peppers.
Check out this recipe
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Cauliflower & Broccoli Soup
This healthy cauliflower and broccoli soup recipe is a delicious way to get a good dose of your daily vitamins. A wonderful side dish to enjoy your vegetables.
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What To Serve With Meatball Subs

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with meatball subs for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want a salad,  soup, vegetable, or more, we have you covered with so many choices on what to serve and eat with a meatball sandwich.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

VARIETY OF SIDE DISH OPTIONS LISTED

  • Tomato Soup
  • Parsnip Fries
  • Homemade Kettel Chips
  • Caprese Salad
  • Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
  • Onion Rings
  • Antipasto Salad

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite Meatball Sub Recipe.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
 


2 thoughts on “What to Serve with Meatball Subs”

  • 5 stars
    Made the pasta salad for a sandwich making party. It was the best side dish and was good with the meatball sandwiches and the grilled cheese we had.

    • Thank you for the comment. Glad to hear everyone enjoyed one of my recommended side dishes for meatball sandwiches.

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