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Meatball Sandwich with Simple Green Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef, green salad, meatballs, sandwiches
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 700kcal


  • 1 slice bread, Italian
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 95% lean
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 4 small hoagie roll
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce

Serve With

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 cup, chopped kale
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 cup vinegar, red wine
  • 2 medium apple


  • In a small bowl, soak Italian bread in milk until soggy, about 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess milk and tear into small pieces. Combine bread with beef, chopped onion, Parmesan, chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium; drop in meatballs without over crowding pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Set aside and continue until all meatballs have been cooked. Toast hoagie rolls and spread with a thin layer of spaghetti sauce.
  • Assemble salad by tearing greens and adding to a large bowl. Toss together with olive oil, vinegar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  • Add meatballs to rolls, and serve sandwiches with salad and sliced apples on the side.


Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g