French Onion Meatball Subs

French Onion Meatball Subs

If you love meatballs, I promise these french onion meatballs subs are going to be on repeat. They are a fun twist on your average meatball sub, but still with the cheesy, saucy goodness.

french onion meatball subs

I know the french onion and red sauce combination may sound weird but I promise you it is not, these meatballs are so delicious they would go well with any dish, read some of my ideas below.

The other great thing is that this recipe makes 40 meatballs, so it will last you the entire week if not more, its kid-friendly, meal-prep friendly, and macro-friendly!

What ingredients do you need for the french onion meatball subs?
  • 1 package 99% fat-free lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp lite Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pkg dry French onion dip mix
  • 12 light hot dog buns, I used these
  • fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • marinara sauce (any brand is fine I like Wegmans)
How do you make the french onion meatball subs?
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, chopped onion, garlic, bread crumbs, and egg. Use your hands for this
  3. Once this is combined, add in the french onion dip mix, Italian dressing.
  4. Shape mixture into 1/2 inch balls (you should get 36-40) arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes
  5. Once done, Place 3-4 meatballs in your hot dog buns, top with 2-3 tbsp marinara and fat-free mozzarella cheese

french onion meatball subs

Can you prep the french onion meatball subs?

Yes! They make a great prep, read the questions below to learn more about assembling and storing the meatballs and fixens.

How do you keep meatball subs from getting soggy?

In order to make the best meatball sub possible you need to make sure you assemble these as you are ready to eat them. I start by toasting the roll for a minute or two, topping with the warmed sauce and meatballs, top with cheese, and bake in the toaster oven at 350 for 4-8 minutes.

How long are the meatballs subs good for in the fridge?

If you are making these meatballs in advance, store the meatballs and the rolls separately and assemble them as you are going to eat them, otherwise, they will get soggy (see above). They will last a week in the refrigerator and a month in the freezer.

What’s the difference between french onion meatballs and regular meatballs?

I can’t tell you what it is but these meatballs are just so darn good. The secret is the addition of a french onion mix packet, I use Lipton, and basically, all grocery stores carry this, it looks like this.

What if you are gluten-free?

If you are gluten-free unfortunately I do not have many swaps or changes for this recipe since the french onion mix contains wheat, but if you want to omit this and find gluten-free bread crumbs and gluten-free buns then you can make it work!

Can you add the french onion meatballs to other dishes?

Yes! If you want to just make the meatballs and add them to other dishes they would be great! I think they would taste amazing in a beef broth with egg noodles, or with sauteed mushrooms and gravy!

french onion meatball subs
What is the nutrition information for the french onion meatball subs?

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For 3-4 meatballs, 1 Low-carb Hotdog bun, 15g fat-free cheese, 3 tbsp sauce

199 calories

2.6g fat

27.7g carbs

19.2g protein 

How many meatballs does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 40 meatballs, so whether you are prepping this for your family or for yourself it is going to last all week long!

What goes good on a meatball sub?

My favorite kind of meatball sub is red sauce, and some melty mozzarella cheese but there are a lot of different varieties like:

  • Mushrooms and gravy
  • Peppers and onions
  • Beef broth, caramelized onions, and melted provolone cheese
  • Chili and cheddar cheese
What buns does this recipe use?

To keep this recipe low carb I use a low-carb hotdog bun, you can find them here. They are 80 calories per bun, 1 gram of fat, 23 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of protein.

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Yield: 36-40

French Onion Meatball Subs

French Onion Meatball Subs

If you love meatballs, I promise these french onion meatballs subs are going to be on repeat. They are a fun twist on your average meatball sub, but still with the cheesy, saucy goodness.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package 99% fat-free lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp lite Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pkg dry French onion dip mix
  • 12 light hot dog buns, I used these
  • fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • marinara sauce (any brand is fine I like Wegmans)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, chopped onion, garlic, bread crumbs, and egg. Use your hands for this
  3. Once this is combined, add in the french onion dip mix, Italian dressing.
  4. Shape mixture into 1/2 inch balls (you should get 36-40) arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes
  5. Once done, Place 3-4 meatballs in your hot dog buns, top with 2-3 tbsp marinara and fat-free mozzarella cheese

Notes

Read the FAQ to see how I reheat these.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

For 3-4 meatballs, 1 Low-carb Hotdog bun, 15g fat-free cheese, 3 tbsp sauce

Amount Per Serving Calories 199Total Fat 2.6gCarbohydrates 27.7gProtein 19.2g

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