Keto Italian Meatball Subs


Step 1Prepare the subway rolls as per our Ultimate Keto Buns recipe here to step 8. At step 8, shape into subway baguettes instead of rolls. (You'll only need half of the recipe to make 5 baguuettes. You can make the full recipe and gfreeze half for future use.)

Step 2To prepare the Marinara Meatballs recipe, preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional).

Step 3Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and use your hands to combine. Shape into 15 to 16 meatballs, about 33 g (1.2 oz) each. Place the meatballs on a greaseproof lined baking tray.

Step 4Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 5Add the marinara sauce to a skillet and add the meatballs. Cook to warm through, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Step 6Make an incision in each of the baguettes along the top. Place on a baking tray. Add 3 meatballs per subway with some sauce and top with grated mozzarella, or cheddar if you prefer. Place under the broiler until the cheese melts.

Step 7Serve with an optional sprinkling of fresh parsley and cracked black pepper.

Step 8Ideally, keep the rolls and meatballs separate to avoid the bread getting soggy, and assemble just before serving. The meatballs can be stored the in the fridge for up to 4 days, and the baguettes are best stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Both the rolls and meatballs can then be frozen for up to 3 months.