Meatball Sub Sandwich

Ready for a meatball sub of gluten free and epic low carbohydrate proportions?

And it’s better looking than me looking at my big behinder in the piece below this one.

Low-Carb Meatball Subs
Bread for Subs

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Using the standard oopsie roll batter recipe, I used two, small, nonstick bread loaf pans, and then baked the batter at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. I use two separate ‘mini’ loaves for one sandwich. (To make the loaves more savory, I omitted Splenda and used dill and dry mustard).


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1 pound hamburger
1 Tbsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 oopsie roll grated into crumbs (1/6 of a recipe)
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients. Form into 12-18 balls and bake in for 20-25 minutes (or until done) (You can also fry them on the stove if you prefer).

These can be used for spaghetti squash or pizza as well.

Sauce Mixture
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½ cup green pepper, chopped
½ cup purple onion, chopped
2 mushrooms, chopped
10 black olives, sliced
½ cup pizza sauce + ¼ cup water
Change oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Mix these ingredients together in an oven-safe dish. Add meatballs.Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes.


Change oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Take oopsie rolls and spread with a light butter coating. Top one side with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Place roll on a plate.
Add cooked meatball mixture to the roll. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Makes 6- 6” sandwiches.
Nutritional information coming soon… sorry about the pictures. I wanted to eat my sammich!
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  1. OMG, this looks fantastic. Meatball subs were my favorite, and now I can have them again!

    You rock, girl. Your kids are so lucky (foodwise, at least – assuming you shared any with them!)

  2. The pictures look great!
    That is some impressive looking “bread”!

  3. I love how creative you are. I know that it might seem simple to you , however I would not have thought of this.(ha, ha) I am very thankful for your creativity.:) I love reading your blog and I am very thankful for your recipes. You are hilarious and I am so impressed with the 50 pound loss. You definately are an inspiration. I will be praying for at least half of the dedication you have. I have about 50 pounds to lose and it is a lot harder than most people would think. Thanks again for all the wonderful recipes.

  4. Jen Miller says

    I just looked at your Oopsie Roll image with the Sailor girls…can I have those please??!?! LOL

    I can’t wait to try this 😀

  5. mmm sounds and looks good. I just read elsewhere that on Atkins we can use “cold milled flaxseed” in meatloaf/meatballs. As you probably know thats something I was trying to figure out…


  6. I know what we are having this weekend!! Looks delish!

    I must know….how many batches of oopsie do you cook in a week??? LOL I did a double batch Sunday and they were gone by Tuesday. My child LOVES them.

  7. cleochatra says

    tracy– thank you! I wish my kids trusted me more.

    I jokingly told my son I made the meatballs out of cauliflower and he believed me. (I think therapy will undo all of this in his adult years.)

  8. cleochatra says

    Thank you, tara! I’ve had a lot of practice making that recipe.

    bfreema– Thank you so much for your kind words! I am pulling for you! Let me know how you’re doing! I know you can do this. And it’s worth it!

    jen– I love Sailor Moon! I am such an anime girl. I hope you like the recipe (if you get a chance to try it)…

    pebble/Blue– let me know how that works! I’m sure flax seed meal would rock hard in meatballs and meat loaf (as long as it’s still within acceptable limits and not going to put you in the rest room for a month… straight…)

    angela– I am making about one batch per week, though this week I made a double batch because I’m experimenting. I need more of the tiny bread pans. I can only make two hoagie-type rolls per batch.

    I am so glad they are a hit at your house! My kids are paranoid about what I’m cooking because they’re never sure what’s going to be in it. It’s hilarious, until I have to really convince them to eat something…

  9. Christina says

    Wow – that sub looks awesome! Definitely going to have to try that one!

  10. Anonymous says

    How about meatloaf with oopsies for breading…I used to use oatmeal but now with LC I’m not sure how to make it. Have you tried meatloaf?


  11. cleochatra says

    Hi, Hunter! I have not used oopsies for meatloaf, but I have used the breadcrumbs for various things–including a cheesecake crust.

    The only reason I haven’t made a meatloaf is due to kids who hate meatloaf… but they will eat meat balls, which are mini meatloaves, so go figure!

  12. i have a question about your subs made out of the oopsie dough in your directions you said to make the batter then pour into 2 small mini loaf pans and the 2 mini loaf pans make 1 sub . then at the end of your directions you said it makes 6 6″ subs. how can it make 6 subs if you use all the batter for the 2 mini loaf pans. am i explaining myself right. i went to make these today and started pour all the batter between the 2 loafs and knew right away that something was wrong so i scooped some of the mixture out and made 2 small oopsies and 2 mini loaf pans so i need help here as how to divide the batter up

  13. cleochatra says

    sam– You’re right! A double batch should make six rolls, or three subs! Thank you so much for catching that error.

    The loaf pans are fairly big, even when little, and I’ve found I could easily fill two loaf pans!

    When I’m in doubt, I start by putting some batter in each and then continuing to distribute. sometimes it takes longer, but it helps me keep the sizes more consistent.

    I hope that helps, and thanks again for the catch!

  14. Brenda here, no account so Shhhhh! I’m anonymous. THANKYOU so much for posting all of your wonderful recipes. I am currently in mid-battle with Candida and finding low-carb sugar-free recipes has been so difficult. Your recipes are a blessing to me as I despaired of ever having bread or mashed potatoes ever again!
    Now I can have sandwiches again!! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!

  15. What size mini pan do you use?

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