Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."
-George Miller, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

I used to get meatball hoagies from the pizza joint when I was in high school. I was living in New Jersey at the time and there’s really nothing like eating a great meatball sub to push your comfort food buttons!

Tomato Sauces

I look for good quality bottled tomato sauces that have as little fat and calories as possible.  The Newman’s Own is good and widely available, but there are so many lovely sauces that it is merely a matter of checking the nutrition information.  Do look carefully because many sauces have added sugar and, while this can add calories, it can be very important if you are diabetic.  

Finding one that is lower in sodium may take some experimentation, however.  Because bottled tomato sauces are a matter of personal tastes, it may take a few tries for you to find one that is low in sodium but has a bright tomato flavor.  


Meatball Hoagie

Servings = 1 | Serving size =4 meatballs with 2 ounce roll and 1/2 ounce cheese

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

This recipe also requires making Meatballs

This recipe can easily be multiplied. You will need to make or purchase tomato sauce. You can make the sauce from canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, or make the low-acid tomato sauce. This doesn't make very good leftovers.

Serve with Waldorf Salad or Romaine with Heirloom Tomatoes with Orange Vinaigrette and Romano Cheese or Roasted Eggplant Salad or Jicama Salad or Cole Slaw or Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing or Zucchini Salad

2 ounce (per serving) hoagie roll or gluten-free roll
4 (per serving) meatballs
1/4 cup (per serving) tomato sauce
1/2 ounce (per serving) mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to broil.

Place the meatballs and tomato sauce in a small (or larger) sauce pan and heat gently over medium heat.

While the sauce and meatballs are heating slice the hoagie roll open lengthwise and place under the broiler. Toast lightly.

Slice each meatball in half and place the 8 halves in the toasted hoagie roll. Top with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the diced mozzarella over the top and place under the broiler for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 meatballs, 2 ounces bread, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 ounce mozzarella cheese

Servings = 1


Amount Per Serving

Calories 285 Calories from Fat 66
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 8g  
Protein 14g  
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 26% Iron 22%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 586 mg
Magnesium 46 mg