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Bruschetta Meatball Sandwiches recipe From Val's Kitchen

My bruschetta meatballs are a favorite here. By themselves they are gluten-free, yet they taste as good as a “regular” meatball. The meatballs draw all of their flavor from the bruschetta, which gives it a great flavor and even a little zip. They are so simple to make it’s ridiculous, I use the Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system and basically does all of the work for me except forming the actual meatballs. These meatballs make a great sandwich, particularly with a little cheese on top. The meatballs themselves are gluten-free, it’s the bread that I used that puts gluten into the dish. So, if you use gluten-free bread then the meal is gluten-free. Here’s how I made them.

Bruschetta Meatball Sandwiches

This recipe makes about 18-24 meatballs, depending on how big you make them. I was using Italian bread so made them pretty large.


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2x 14 oz container bruschetta
  • 1/4 cup potato flakes (only if the meat mixture seems to be a bit too wet)
  • rolls to serve with
  • shredded colby jack cheese for topping (optional)


Place the ground beef and 1 container of bruschetta into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. If the mixture seems too wet add in the potato flakes and mix well.

Form meatballs and place into the Ninja.

Pour the second container of bruschetta over the meatballs.

Cook on slowcook high for 30 minutes.

Place into sub rolls and serve immediately, sprinkling some shredded cheese on if you like.

Bruschetta Meatball Sandwiches recipe From Val's Kitchen

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Stacie July 29, 2016 - 6:09 pm

This looks so yummy. These would definitely be a hit at my house. I love bruschetta.

Tara July 29, 2016 - 6:14 pm

I’m love trying new recipes. These sure do sound delicious. They would be perfect for a quick dinner.

Jeanette July 29, 2016 - 6:20 pm

That looks really good! And it’s nice that they can be adapted to be gluten free. We love bruschetta!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle July 29, 2016 - 6:51 pm

I can’t wait to make this! There’s nothing like a good meatball sandwich.

Felissa July 29, 2016 - 8:07 pm

This sounds so good! I’m going to have to try this when I get a chance!

Kelly Hutchinson July 29, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Yum! These look so good! I will definitely be making some of these over the weekend!

Vera Sweeney July 29, 2016 - 10:27 pm

This meatball sandwich looks like a sandwich my husband would love!! This is perfect food to make for football Sunday!

Heather @ Kraus House Mom July 29, 2016 - 11:25 pm

I never thought of putting bruschetta into the meatballs before they were cook, they must come out so moist. I am going to have to try them this way.

Cathi Crismon July 29, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Way to go Val! My kids and grands would love this. I’ve never seen meatballs with bruschetta. Great combo!

Reesa Lewandowski July 30, 2016 - 12:13 am

Yum! We love hoagies and adding the brushetta? Such a delicious idea!

Toni | July 30, 2016 - 8:08 am

These look so yummy! Your pictures make me hungry!

patricia Marsden July 30, 2016 - 10:19 am

I try to avoid much bread–can they work on their own ala carte?

Liz Mays July 30, 2016 - 10:55 am

I need this for my son. He loves meatball sandwiches and this one looks absolutely delicious beyond belief.

Janeane Davis July 30, 2016 - 8:08 pm

I never thought about combining bruschetta and meatballs. It is nice when you can learn about new flavor combinations.

Ann Bacciaglia July 30, 2016 - 9:01 pm

This is a sandwich my family is going to love. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dinner this week.

Elizabeth Lampman July 30, 2016 - 9:01 pm

This looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit at my house.

shelley zurek July 31, 2016 - 9:35 am

my daughter eats bruchetta basically every day. I think she would adore this pin worthy recipe.

Melissa Mitchell July 31, 2016 - 12:18 pm

This looks amazing! A perfect meal for the weekend for sure! My husband would love it!

Amy Desrosiers July 31, 2016 - 7:02 pm

Wow, this looks so tasty! I bet my husband would love this unique combination.

Marcie W. August 3, 2016 - 5:50 pm

I love a good meatball sandwich! I had no idea potato flakes could be used as a binder. I typically use bread crumbs or oats.


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