Easy Grilled Spicy Meatball Sandwiches

Nothing beats a tasty meatball sandwich. You can throw these easy grilled spicy meatball sandwiches together in just minutes. Although you could make this indoors, grilling the meatballs adds a nice charred flavor. Substitute mozzarella cheese and leave out the hot sauce for a less spicy version.

Easy Grilled Spicy Meatball SandwichesI used our homemade pizza and pasta sauce on these sandwiches. I had a batch on hand after making some awesome pizzas the day before. And although homemade meatballs would be preferred, I needed a quick dish, so I used Johnsonville’s Italian-Style meatballs.

Easy Grilled Meatball Sandwiches

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Mike


  • 2 wooden skewers soaked for 30 minutes
  • 10 Johnsonville Italian Style Meatballs thawed
  • 2 sub sandwich rolls or 1 baguette halved
  • 1/2 cup pizza or pasta sauce warmed
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Pepperjack cheese shredded
  • 1 green onion sliced, for garnish (substitute pickled jalapenos for more kick!)


  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking.
  • Carefully poke the meatballs onto the skewers and place on the grill.
  • Grill 2-3 minutes per side until lightly charred. Remove.
  • Toast buns as desired.
  • Warm the sauce, adding a bit of hot sauce, to taste. Stir.
  • To serve, place meatballs on buns. I kept the meatballs on the skewers.
  • Top with sauce and cheese.
  • Return sandwiches to grill to melt the cheese (or put them under the broiler for 1 minute).
  • Serve garnished with green onion.
  • Eat by gently squeezing the buns together while pulling out the skewers.

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