Grilled buffalo turkey meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Hot dog bun topped with turkey meatballs and drizzled with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

This sub sandwich is the sandwich that every other sandwich wishes it was!

Whether it’s an easy weeknight dinner, game day or an outdoor BBQ, your friends and family are going to love these scrumptious grilled turkey meatballs covered in blue cheese and buffalo sauce!

I’m going to be honest, I’ve eaten these sandwiches for lunch the last three days and there are no more left! Yup, I ate two sandwiches every day for the last three days… they’re that good!

Throw in a side of Buffalo Potato Salad or Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad and you have one seriously saucy meal!

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Sub Ingredients.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Ground turkey
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic – you can use fresh minced garlic or dried minced garlic.
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Hot dog buns – or sub rolls
  • Blue cheese dressing – or ranch dressing if you’re not a fan of blue cheese.

Step by step instructions

  • Mix turkey and veggies. Combine ground turkey, celery, carrots and garlic in a large bowl.
ground turkey and celery and carrots being mixed by a spatula in a white bowl
  • Season it. Add chili powder, paprika, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg and ¼ cup buffalo sauce.
turkey meatball mixture in a white bowl
  • Roll out the meatballs. Form into 12 equal sized meatballs.
meatballs on a white cutting board
  • Cook the meatballs. Grill for 8-10 minutes, flip, then grill for an additional 8-10 minutes.
    • About 3 minutes before removing the meatballs from the grill, place the hot dog buns on the grill to lightly toast.
Meatballs and hot dog buns on a grill
  • Start to assemble the sandwiches. Remove the buns and meatballs from the grill and place 2 meatballs on each bun.
Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs on a hot dog bun
  • Make ’em saucy. Drizzle each sub sandwich with the additional buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.
Hot dog bun topped with turkey meatballs and drizzled with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Frequently asked questions

  • What’s buffalo sauce made of? While each recipe varies, buffalo sauce usually consists of cayenne pepper, vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder and butter.
  • Is ground turkey good for you? Yes it is! Ground turkey is an excellent high protein, low calorie food. If you are watching your fat intake, make sure to choose a low or fat free ground turkey.
  • Why do you put an egg in meatballs? Adding egg to the meatball mixture helps to bind all of the ingredients together, which helps the meatballs hold their shape.
Hot dog bun topped with turkey meatballs and drizzled with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

What to serve with them

These buffalo turkey meatball sandwiches will taste great with any of the following sides for a simple weeknight dinner!

Or, serve them as part of a big game day spread with these fabulous recipes:

Hot dog bun topped with meatballs and drizzled with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

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Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs

Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, fresh or dried
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce, divided
  • 6 hot dog buns, or sub rolls
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing, or ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium.
  • Combine the ground turkey, celery, carrots and garlic in a large bowl.
  • Add the chili powder, paprika, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg and ¼ cup buffalo sauce.
  • Form into 12 meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs on the grill.
  • Grill for 8-10 minutes, flip, then grill for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • About 3 minutes before removing the meatballs from the grill, place the hot dog buns on the grill to lightly toast.
  • Remove the buns and meatballs from the grill and place 2 meatballs on each bun.
  • Drizzle each sub sandwich with the additional buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories 315kcal (16%)Carbohydrates 30g (10%)Protein 31g (62%)Fat 7g (11%)Saturated Fat 2g (10%)Cholesterol 82mg (27%)Sodium 1224mg (51%)Potassium 413mg (12%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 4g (4%)Vitamin A 1235mg (25%)Vitamin C 0.9mg (1%)Calcium 168mg (17%)Iron 3.1mg (17%)
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