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Meatball Sub on a Stick Recipe

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    20 minutes

  • Total Time:
    30 minutes

  • Yield:
    12 skewers

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This Meatball Sub on a Stick recipe is an excellent fun spin on the classic sandwich, perfect for a fast meal or unique appetizer. Plus, this recipe uses turkey meatballs, so it’s low fat in addition to delicious!


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried Basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried Parsley or 1/4 cup fresh chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust (or use the Original Breadstick or Crescent Roll dough)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 (10″-12″) wooden skewers
  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Oregano, Basil, Parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic. Form into 1 inch meatballs.
  4. Open the can of dough, roll out the dough and then cut it into strips. Thread the dough onto a skewer followed by a meatball. Repeat the process with 2 more meatballs alternating dough-meatball, ending with dough. Make sure to spread dough and meatballs away from one another by about 1/4″, so the meatballs bake through and the dough has room to expand.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from oven and ssprinkle each skewer with 1-2 Tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. Place back in oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve instantly with warm marinara sauce for sipping.


Store airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven. 


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 592.7 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.4 mg