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Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs is an easy meatball sub recipe. This sub sandwich uses frozen meatballs with fresh mozzarella for a brand new taste!
Slow cooker meatballs
Growing up, my mom would make homemade meatballs. However, she would make hers as slow cooker meatballs. Her reasoning was by cooking the meatballs in a slow cooker, you could eat all day long when you want to.
The prep she would do to make her slow cooker meatballs is a little labored, and when you’re busy like me, I need a shortcut, like using frozen meatballs.
Frozen meatballs in crockpot
Most people know frozen meatballs in crockpot as an appetizer recipe. Plus with frozen meatballs, it can really be a budget saver, besides a time saver.
I have several frozen meatball recipes like:
Frozen meatballs, for me, are my go-to when I need a fast and easy recipe. Plus adding in the slow cooker, well that helps me when I need time as well. So in a way, frozen meatballs are a life-saving recipe for someone busy, like me.
Meatball sub recipe
When I asked around about a sub sandwich. The most common answer I got was a meatball sub recipe. There is nothing like a sub sandwich with meatballs!
Plus, a meatball sub recipe is simple all you need is
- Sub rolls
Sounds easy right? Well, the meatball sub recipe is, but what ways can we make the sub sandwich better? Since I love using frozen meatballs, what if we use fresh ingredients on in this meatball sub recipe?
Ingredients like fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. A Caprese recipe but on a sub sandwich. The idea is not only creative but resulted in very tasty meatball subs. Plus it is just an easy sandwich recipe!
Looking for more slow cooker recipe recipes? Check out these recipes:
4 hours 10 minutes
- 1 bag Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
- 1 Jar Tomato and Basil Sauce 32 ounces
- 1 Fresh Mozzarella Ball
- 1 bunch Fresh Basil Leaves
- Dried Oregano For garnish
- Balsamic Vinegar optional
- 8 Sausage Rolls
In a slow cooker add the jar of sauce to it.
Next, add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and let the meatballs and sauce cook on high for about 2 hours.
When the meatballs are done, mix them up in the sauce and place them into the sausage buns to start creating the sandwich
Slice up the mozzarella ball into slices.
Place the mozzarella slices on top of the meatballs in the subs.
Place the fresh basil leaves on top the mozzarella
Garnish with a little dried oregano
Drizzle on a little balsamic if desired
Then serve them up and ENJOY!
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Hamilton Beach (33969A) Slow Cooker, Programmable, 6 Quart With Temperature Probe, Sealing Lid and Transport Clips, Stainless Steel
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Crock Pot 1 to 1/2 Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, White (SCR151 WG)
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 383Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 637mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g