Subway reveals how to make Meatball Marinara at home

How to make Subway at home! Chain reveals how to create a Meatball Marinara Sandwich in your own kitchen – and even shares the recipe for South West Sauce

  • Subway has revealed how to make its famous Meatball Mariana recipe  
  • Chain also shared how to make chipotle South West sauce from home 
  • Chains has shared recipes for Chicken Teriyaki Sub, cookies and bread rolls

People missing their Subway fix have already been treated to a recipe for the chain’s Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich, and now fans can expand their repertoire to include Meatball Marinara and South West Sauce.  

High street chains have been sharing recipes after closing down amid the lockdown, with Subway previously revealing how to bake its signature bread rolls, and even shared a recipe for Double Chocolate cookies. 

It’s followed in the footsteps of Pizza Express, Greggs, Wagamama and McDonalds who have all treated their foodie followers to recipes. 

Fast food fans will need a little more time on their hands to make the recipe for the Meatball Marinara sauce, which takes 45 minutes – not including baking the bread. 

But South West Sauce is much quicker to whip, taking just 10 minutes to prepare at home.  

Here, FEMAIL reveals step-by-step guides to making Subway favourites at home…  

How to make Subway’s Meatball Marinara at home 

Makes: 1 Footlong Sub Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes


 For the Meatballs

  • 40 grams fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs 
  • 1 medium egg, beaten 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 250 grams Lean Beef Mince 250 grams Pork Mince (ideally 20% fat)


  • 1 Footlong Italian Herb and Cheese 
  • 8 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce 
  • 3 Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • 20 grams Mature Mozzarella Cheese

 For the Marinara Sauce

  • 500 ml tomato passata
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red chilli flakes (optional)
  •  1 tablespoons Flat leaf Parsley, chopped


 For the Meatballs 

  • In a large bowl, place the beef and pork mince, along with the parsley, onion and salt. Mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined. 
  •  Line a large baking tray with parchment. Using damp hands, take a heaped tablespoon of the mince mixture, and roll into a ball. Place on the lined tray and repeat with remaining mixture.
  •  Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides. Remove from the pan, and set aside while you make the sauce.

 For the Marinara Sauce 

  • Return the frying pan to the heat, and all a little more oil. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and continue to cook for a further minute. 
  • Add the passata, herbs, salt,sugar, and chilli if using, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the sauce is reduced by 1⁄3 and thickened.


  • Once the sauce is thickened, add the meatballs back into the pan, stirring to coat with the sauce. Cover with a tight fitting lid, and cook for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. 

To assemble the Sub 

  • Preheat the oven to 200c 
  • Cut the bread along the length of the sub, with the knife pointing downwards at a 45degree angle. This will keep the fillings in place.
  • Place 8 meatballs along the bottom half of the bread, spooning over a little extra marinara sauce.
  • Sprinkle some grated parmesan over the meatballs, followed by the mozzarella cheese.
  • Finally, place 4 slices of cheese, overlapping, on top of the meatballs.
  • Place the sub on a baking tray and place in the oven until warmed through, cheese is melted and bubbling, and the sandwich is slightly toasted. Remove the sub from the oven and serve immediately.


Subway has revealed how to make their famous meatball mariana recipe at home


How to make Subway’s South West sauce at home

Makes: 150ml or enough for 2-3 footlong Subs

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 5tbsps low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2tsps chipotle paste or chipotle powder
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • 1tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp onion granules
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt


● In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until fully combined.

● Use straight away or store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

*Tip: Dispense finished sauce into a squeezy bottle for easy portioning. The sauce will keep, stored in the fridge, for up to 3 days.

How to make Subway’s Teriyaki Chicken at home

Makes: 1 Footlong Sub

Cook Time: 30 minutes + minimum 30 minutes marinating time

Total Time: 1 hour


For the Teriyaki Chicken

  • 450g chicken breasts
  • 180ml pineapple juice
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 40 ml light soy sauce
  • 20ml dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic – minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger – minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Vegetable oil for cooking

To Assemble

  • 1 footlong roll
  • 1⁄4 cucumber, sliced
  • 1⁄4 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1⁄4 red onion, sliced


Subway partnered with Tastemade to reveal how to make itsTeriyaki chicken sub at home

Subway’s Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread recipe

Makes: 4 footlongs

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 2.5 hours

Subway also ashed the recipe for the recipe for their popular Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread


For the Bread

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 10g quick action yeast
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 8g cooking salt
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 320ml water – lukewarm
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsps milk, for glazing plain loaves
  • 1 medium egg, beaten, for glazing herb and
  • cheese loaves

For the Italian Herb and Cheese Topping

  • 1 tbsps dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsps dried Parmesan
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1⁄2 tsp onion powder
  • 30g mature mozzarella, grated


TOP TIP: The breads are best enjoyed on the day they are baked. However, they can also be frozen after baking. Simply defrost, and refresh in a warm oven for 5 minutes before filling. 

Subway’s Double Chocolate Cookies 

Makes: 16

Bake Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 125g salted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium egg
  • 150g plain flour,
  • sifted 40g cocoa powder,
  • sifted 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 200g milk chocolate, roughly chopped

Subway’s Double Chocolate Cookies are popular with fans and now they can be made at home


Tip: To have freshly baked cookies at the drop of a hat, freeze the unbaked, shaped cookies. When ready to bake, simply preheat the oven, place the frozen cookies onto a lined baking tray and bake from frozen for 10-15 minutes. 

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