My hubs is a huge fan of Subway’s meatball subs. Since he’s been forced into the roll of couch jockey during his leg break ordeal, he’s seen a LOT of commercials and has been craving one. Of course, one of theirs does NOT fit into the scheme of our diet. So this is my attempt to make a lighter version. It was quite tasty, if I do say so myself. Each meatball works out to about 62 calories and 2.75 grams of fat. I’ll leave you to calculate the rest.
- 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup grated onion
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tsps garlic
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- fresh ground pepper
- 4 sub rolls
- buttery spray
- garlic powder
- jarred marinara sauce
- Preheat your broiler. Cook’s note: The first time I made these I left the broiler on for AGES waiting for the preheat light to come on. A broiler usually doesn’t do that. FYI.
- Toss everything in a food processor and blend until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spray with cooking spray.
- Using a melon baller or 1/8 cup measuring cup, scoop out mixture and roll into balls. I got about 17.
- Cook under the broiler for 15 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
- Meanwhile, split your sub rolls.
- Spritz with buttery spray and sprinkle with garlic powder.
- Toast to desired crispiness.
- Load each sub roll with meatballs (you can probably fit about 3-4 per roll).
- Top with marinara.
I am sooo going to try this over the weekend. My BF hates ground turkey, but maybe with enough seasonings, I can sneak it by him, and he’ll never know! 😉
Cover it up with marinara and plenty of cheese and he’ll never know.
Eureka! He never would have known if I hadn’t opened my big mouth and told him. LOL
These were awesome!