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10 Meatless Meatball Subs to Love


When you want something hearty and filling, a vegan meatball sub is a perfect option! Vegan meatballs smothered in a flavorful sauce between two warm slices of bread – what more could you ask for? Plus, there are so many different ways to make this cozy dish. You can use tempeh, seitan, beans, or a combination of them to create a tasty and tender vegan meatball that is sure to satisfy you. Convinced that a vegan meatball sub should be your next meal? Try making one of these delicious recipes!

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1. Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs

Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs

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These Homemade Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs by Shanika Graham-White are truly special. They are the perfect rendition of the traditional New York Marinara Sub. Loaded with savory, spicy, and sweet flavors, these ‘meatball subs’ made from only veggies are moist, flavorful, and tender; wrapped in a toasted pretzel hot dog bun and topped with melted vegan mozzarella. This dish is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner for the entire family on any given day.

2. Walnut Portobello Meatball Subs

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Walnuts, Baby Bella mushrooms, savory spices, and fresh parsley are mixed with fresh bread crumbs to create these amazing meatballs. If that wasn’t good enough, they’re stuffed into a toasted roll with balsamic-glazed vegetables. The subs come together in about 30 minutes, so they’re perfect for a weeknight, weekend, or whenever dinner. You could easily bake up a batch over the weekend and reheat throughout the week. They would be perfect with pasta or on a pizza. You will love these Walnut Portobello Meatball Subs by Heather Poire!

3. Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich

Vegan Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich

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This carb-tastic recipe starts with veggie meatballs made from lentils, spiced with Italian herbs and spices and then baked so they’re a little crisp on the outside and warm on the inside. You could stop right there and enjoy them with pasta, but the best things in life are served on bread. They’re stuffed into a hoagie with a smear of savory marinara sauce, fresh basil sauce, and vegan cheese. Yum! You will love this Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich by Alex Edmondson!

4. Beanball Sub Sandwich With Marinara and Greens

Beanball Sub Sandwich With Marinara and Greens

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Are you looking for a hearty filling sandwich even meat lovers will drool over? Look no further than this Beanball Sub Sandwich With Marinara and Greens by Sophia DeSantis. Reminiscent of the true Italian classic, this much healthier version will not disappoint.

5. Bean Ball Sandwiches

Bean Ball Sandwiches

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Homemade Bean Ball Sandwiches by Wholesome LLC are tasty enough to win over even the pickiest eaters? Check.

6. Italian Refried Beanball Sub

Italian Refried Beanball Sub

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Need quick, no-fuss comfort food? This Italian Refried Beanball Sub by Melanie Sorrentino couldn’t be any easier. Refried beans are mixed with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs, then rolled in even more bread crumbs before being fried until crispy and golden. Add them to a soft roll, then top with marinara sauce and plenty of savory sautéed onions and bell peppers.

7. Meatless Meatball-Sub

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This Meatless Meatball-Sub by Alejandra Graf is so easy and yummy that you could eat them in a sub or over pasta.

8. Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions

Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions

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Pair your favorite vegan eggplant meatballs with a fresh sourdough hoagie, a heap of no-oil caramelized onions, and our homemade cashew parmesan. This Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions by Jasmine Briones is sure to be a favorite among family and friends. It does not skimp out on flavor OR nutrition! It is packed with veggies and herbs, so you don’t want to miss out on this.

9. Meatball and Garlicky Greens Subs

Meatball and Garlicky Greens Subs

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These Meatball and Garlicky Greens Subs by Colorful Kitchen are packed full of flavor, all without the unhealthy additives of a traditional meatball sub. Topped with nutrient-rich garlicky greens, these subs will help you get your greens in!

10. Walnut and Mushroom Meatball Sub 

Vegan Meatball Sub

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Craving a meatball sandwich will all of the flavor and none of the meat? This Walnut and Mushroom Meatball Sub by Gabrielle St. Claire is your recipe – it’s savory, slightly sweet from the red sauce, and gets texture and freshness from the walnuts and kale. Plus, this recipe is affordable and effortless.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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