Easy Grilled Spicy Meatball Sandwiches

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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 Sandwiches

I used our homemade pizza and pasta sauce on these easy grilled spicy meatball 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.

I recommend that you use a grill basket when making this dish, although I used skewers. It makes cooking easier and you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the grates. And cleanup is easier too!

Also try my quick fix super-messy meatball sandwiches.

Easy Grilled Spicy Meatball Sandwiches
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Easy Grilled Meatball Sandwiches

Nothing beats a tasty meatball sandwich. You can throw these easy grilled spicy meatball sandwiches together in just minutes. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, meatballs, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 374kcal
Author Mike



  • 10 meatballs cooked, frozen, thawed
  • 2 sub rolls halved
  • ½ cup pizza sauce warmed
  • hot sauce to taste
  • pepper jack 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.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 12mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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