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Downtowner's Turkey Meatball Sub

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“Destined to eat lunch at your desk? Or just need something with a quick store-to-stomach turnaround time? This is a winner. My variation of the usually sloppy greasy but oh so good meatball sub. Recipe for one, but ingredients provide for leftovers or additional servings. Features low-fat protein and fiber.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 pre-cooked turkey meatballs
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto (or other tomato style sauce for topping)
  • 1 white bollilo roll (or any sandwich roll)
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 1 ounce pre-shredded red cabbage (or lettuce shreds)


  1. Nuke meatballs topped with pesto/sauce for 1 minute.
  2. Split open roll and make a canal for the meatballs and other ingredients to sit down inches
  3. Once heated, place the meatballs and sauce inside roll and top with shredded cheese and black olives.
  4. Microwave for 30 seconds to heat through.
  5. Finish it off with shredded cabbage/lettuce.
  6. I like to spice mine up with some pepper sauce.
  7. Eat with a can of soup for a hot and healthy lunch.

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