Grilled Turkey Meatball Subs

makes 4 sandwiches and 20 meatballs

for the meatballs

  • 1  1lb. ground turkey meat (dark meat)
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper

Preheat grill/ grill pan to medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix all of the meatball ingredients together until well incorporated. Be careful not to over-mix.

Shape mixture into 1-2 inch meatballs and set aside on a parchment lined baking sheet. You should have about 18-20 meatballs in total. Season meatballs with salt & pepper and place onto the hot grill.

Cook for 8-10 minutes, rotating every 2-3 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.

for the meatball subs:

  • 1 sweet baguette, cut in 4 pieces
  • arugula pesto
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • pickled peppers
  • 12 grilled turkey meatballs (recipe above)

Cut pieces of bread in half to form sandwiches. Grill/toast until lightly browned. Spread a generous layer of arugula pesto on one side of sandwich. Add enough pickled peppers to cover the pesto, top with two slices of cheese (per sandwich) followed by 3 meatballs. Close sandwich and serve immediately.