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Meatball parm hero in white plate on wood table.
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5 from 2 votes

Meatball Parm Hero Recipe

Classic meatball parm hero with melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese on crusty Italian bread.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4



  • Preheat oven to 450f and set oven rack to middle. Heat meatballs and sauce in a pot until the meatballs are warmed all the way through.
  • Grate 1 pound of mozzarella cheese.
  • Slice 2 large loaves of Italian bread and place on a sheet pan. Evenly distribute 2 cups of sauce onto inside of the 2 loaves.
  • Layer the meatballs onto the bread and top with the grated mozzarella. Evenly distribute the grated parmesan cheese on top of the mozzarella.
  • Bake the meatball heroes/subs until the cheese is bubbly and the bread is toasty (about 10 minutes). Remove from oven and cut in half. Recipe makes four 8" long heroes. Enjoy!


  • Recipe uses 2 large loaves of Italian bread (about a 16" long loaf)
  • Each loaf will yield two 7-8" long meatball sandwiches.
  • Good quality homemade sauce and meatballs will produce best results.
  • Whole milk block mozzarella is recommended.
  • Heat the sauce and meatballs prior to layering them on the bread so that the interior of the meatball is hot after the short baking time.
  • Serve the meatball heroes with more grated parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with extra sauce on the side for anyone who desires more or likes to dip.


Calories: 875kcal | Carbohydrates: 83.5g | Protein: 56.1g | Fat: 42.7g | Saturated Fat: 16.7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 10.6g | Sugar: 24.1g | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg