Carla Makes Meatball Subs | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Mar 23, 2019
  • This recipe is from Carla's new cookbook, out now!
    Join Carla Music in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes meatball subs! We like the combo of spicy and sweet Italian sausage, but use any uncooked sausage you like-merguez or chorizo would work.
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  • Adda Dilauro
    Adda Dilauro 10 hours ago

    Carla makes me feel like I can pull this off

  • Sutton Scales
    Sutton Scales 18 hours ago

    Sure you can use pepper, if you hate yourself.


  • Deronos55
    Deronos55 Day ago

    I’ve always found that the really black parts of burnt bread can be scraped away and they still taste great. Cooking with a two year old can teach you things a French chef cannot!

  • MrTJHookah
    MrTJHookah Day ago

    cut a v out of the top cut instead of just one cut. Makes a perfect bed for filling without having to bend the bottom and make it weaker. That way you don't get the bottom blowing out when the sauce soaks in. Plus you have left over bread to make croutons for a salad on the side.

  • Madalyn Marquez
    Madalyn Marquez Day ago

    The rolls are way to burnt

  • TheBeast1742
    TheBeast1742 Day ago

    "Very vegetal"

  • Sarah Baker
    Sarah Baker 2 days ago

    I'm so glad the bread got a little burnt...I feel normal now♥️

  • Mona
    Mona 3 days ago

    BA, why do you say to use kosher salt instead of regular salt in all your videos? 🤔

  • Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson 3 days ago

    Caption: You can use shears instead of your hands for tomatoes.


  • Scout B. Loved
    Scout B. Loved 3 days ago

    that tasting part was way too short :(

  • Joseph ochoa
    Joseph ochoa 3 days ago

    Joey Tribbiani likes this.

  • Viti
    Viti 4 days ago

    I'm so happy the 13th meatball could come to the party. This was the highlight of my day :D

  • Jamine Aponte
    Jamine Aponte 5 days ago

    I love Carla the most!! Then Claire... Molly is growing on me.

  • Steven York
    Steven York 5 days ago

    Wait you don't like carrots in this, but when it comes to Molly's chicken pot pie you annoy her about not having carrots?

  • Vito Damico
    Vito Damico 6 days ago

    This is not a meatball sandwich. Not even close Italian grandmothers everywhere are shaking their collective heads.

  • Charles Marshall
    Charles Marshall 6 days ago

    13:55 Chris tryna hide a body?

  • Meeg
    Meeg 6 days ago

    How does she burn something in every video

  • clarisse Aguilar
    clarisse Aguilar 7 days ago

    What food processor is used here?

  • Dragon King
    Dragon King 8 days ago

    I love anything a la Carla

  • Rj Sidney
    Rj Sidney 8 days ago

    If I was a professional cook, she talks, the way I would explain things

  • caroline 7603
    caroline 7603 10 days ago

    8:54 “tempered”....... Chris has entered the chat

  • Kayla Walker
    Kayla Walker 11 days ago

    Yep i know what tomorrow nights dinner is going to be. Yummy. 🥖🌭

  • Jordan hooks
    Jordan hooks 11 days ago

    i love Carla so much

  • Star Kid
    Star Kid 11 days ago

    Cooking pork with kosher salt, nice.

  • Estefan Castrellon
    Estefan Castrellon 12 days ago

    What an amazing woman!!

  • Pedro Mendoza
    Pedro Mendoza 12 days ago

    Chris: "dont burn the buns"
    Carla: *burns the buns*

  • Nicole Ocampo
    Nicole Ocampo 13 days ago

    Carla: "Paste is such an ugly word"
    Paste: :(

  • Cristina
    Cristina 13 days ago

    That sauce has to be extremely salty. I’ve never seen so much salt being added!

  • Annika Anderson
    Annika Anderson 13 days ago

    Carla, how do you feel about Swedish meatballs?

  • Blamethe Lion
    Blamethe Lion 13 days ago

    Here in South Africa we can this type of sausage a boerewors

  • Uber Glamazon
    Uber Glamazon 14 days ago

    Sorry those buns were burned..that will not be tasty.

  • Hooman 11
    Hooman 11 14 days ago

    Chris got a god tongue

  • Tiara Huffman
    Tiara Huffman 14 days ago

    pesto often has pine nuts and parmesan cheese but it really is any herb with olive oil really

  • Jesse Taylor
    Jesse Taylor 15 days ago

    Those look amazing, Carla. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mason Swine
    Mason Swine 15 days ago


  • Nick f
    Nick f 16 days ago +1

    If I ordered a meatball sandwich and someone gave me a sausage, fennel, and pesto sandwich I'd punch them in the face. I'm sure it tastes good but that is not a meatball sub on any level, rolling your sausage into balls doesn't make it a meatball.

  • zoetherebel
    zoetherebel 16 days ago

    I love whenever Chris makes and appearance. He's so sassy.

  • J Cheney
    J Cheney 16 days ago +1

    I would have blended that sauce. Does that make me a monster? I just can’t do chunky sauce. Anyone else like that?

  • Madison Wall
    Madison Wall 17 days ago

    More Carla!! I need more videos from this woman she is just so good!

  • Lexi Valentin
    Lexi Valentin 18 days ago

    Ok so I make that type of sauce but with cilantro and a little bit of lemon and I’ve always wondered if it is a pesto I mean I’ve always called the cilantro sauce 😂😂

  • Panda Butter
    Panda Butter 19 days ago

    How is it that she always burns something? And then uses it?

  • Miriam M.
    Miriam M. 19 days ago

    You are awesome to watch, knowledgeable and simple 👍👍

  • Brittney Foster
    Brittney Foster 20 days ago

    14:37 the way he looked at that burnt bread 😂

  • Valerio Gigante
    Valerio Gigante 20 days ago

    I am sorry Carla, but that's not pesto, because you didn't add pinenuts. In Italy we call what you made "salsa verde"

  • madelinekoa
    madelinekoa 23 days ago

    it's a neutered pesto-- doesn't have any nuts (;

  • Ottawa3453
    Ottawa3453 23 days ago

    Oh dear - we appear to be 1 sausage short :D

  • Ottawa3453
    Ottawa3453 23 days ago +1

    It ain't pretty when you see how the sausage is made :P

  • john doe
    john doe 23 days ago

    I just want carla to sit her boonkie on me face!

  • seanylewl
    seanylewl 23 days ago

    how did she burn the buns again lol

  • rosenracht
    rosenracht 23 days ago

    Glad I'm not the only one who burns the buns!!

  • Amy Campbell
    Amy Campbell 23 days ago

    Why does this keep coming up when I have blocked it

  • Galia Zhul
    Galia Zhul 24 days ago

    I want to see more Brad and Claire together!

  • Amanda Ingraham
    Amanda Ingraham 24 days ago

    Carla's idea of a 'weeknight' dinner is very different from mine...

  • Private Joker
    Private Joker 24 days ago

    did this video get lost at some point and just recently found? it looks like it's 8 years old.

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 24 days ago

    Those balls look so good.

  • Beachdudeca
    Beachdudeca 24 days ago +1

    I really like the idea of just using sausage meat to make meatballs

  • LaVioletaAmatista
    LaVioletaAmatista 25 days ago +1

    433 dislikes? Lmao why........ I don’t understand

  • Jade Tran
    Jade Tran 25 days ago

    Could you not have at least try to scrape the char off?

  • John Tam
    John Tam 25 days ago

    Too much yapping, just cook the food.

  • Luis Gordillo
    Luis Gordillo 25 days ago

    those loafs can take 4 balls. if not 5.

  • Jenny Walton
    Jenny Walton 25 days ago

    I HATE using the broiler!! Had garlic bread actually catch fire 8 years ago and my son will NOT let me live it down!

  • Bradley Turner
    Bradley Turner 26 days ago

    I feel like sausage meat is ground too fine and would make a tough meatball regardless of whether you pack it light or not. Is this really not the case?

  • Loic Delhom
    Loic Delhom 26 days ago

    This is a lot of work but hell it look nice (even for a vegetarian 😉)

  • Almanthe1st
    Almanthe1st 26 days ago +1

    "life isn't always pretty neither is cooking" but you are Carla, you are!

  • Hollis Evon Ramsey
    Hollis Evon Ramsey 26 days ago

    did i miss the parts where you added lemon zest/strips to sausage/sauce and/or grated Parmesan and pine nuts to pesto? i know they're not necessary, but i like those flavors with sausage and tomato. other than those differences, i wouldn't change a thing.
    mazel tov on the book's success!

  • mark totton
    mark totton 26 days ago

    Her ignorance is refreshing!

  • Michael Lamerique
    Michael Lamerique 26 days ago

    fifteen minutes of Carla talking dirty.

  • Damonkeyboy
    Damonkeyboy 26 days ago

    Pine nuts for pesto?

  • remixgod
    remixgod 26 days ago

    Still burning those BUNS I see.. 😂😂😂

  • Dinah Consumption
    Dinah Consumption 26 days ago

    If Chris is really a super taster, I have no idea how he can stand tomatoes out of a can.

  • Martina Johnson
    Martina Johnson 27 days ago

    I still don't understand why, in the US, any recipe that is vaguely "Italian" immediately equals "ridiculous amounts of garlic".

  • Ornate Muse
    Ornate Muse 27 days ago

    omg she said hoagie thank the lord

  • Sreekanth Narayanaswamy
    Sreekanth Narayanaswamy 27 days ago +1

    First sign of being smart is thinking that you are dumb, aka the dunning kruger effect. LEGIT.

  • Canticum Sturalandinii
    Canticum Sturalandinii 27 days ago +4

    Italian here: pesto is a sauce tipically of vegetables and oil PLUS nuts and or cheese. A sauce is anything liquid cooked, and a sugo is what remains after a long cooking procedure. So the one by Carla is a Basil sauce, while if she would have put in cheese and or nuts it would be a pesto, even if inside a food processor.

  • FuzzmanMr
    FuzzmanMr 27 days ago

    when the video starts with "like like having like" you know whats up

  • aleksin92
    aleksin92 27 days ago +4

    Why do they cut the tasting reactions now a days? And they still invite someone to taste and show them taking a bite but then don't show the comment after tasting.

  • Joshua Estell
    Joshua Estell 27 days ago +1

    Tip about cutting or otherwise dismantling tomatoes instead of just plopping them in is golden

  • Mario Johnson
    Mario Johnson 27 days ago

    I bet carla would put fennel in her breakfast cereal stuff that tastes like licorice is not that good tell me the last time Twizzlers was the number one selling candy it is gross

  • Clarice Sobon
    Clarice Sobon 27 days ago +17

    Thank you for not editing out Carla’s mistakes! It’s great to know that even amazing cooks like Carla still make mistakes

    • Eduardo Moraes
      Eduardo Moraes 10 days ago

      I wouldn't call an amazing cook someone who can't even manage not to burn some bread, tho

  • NCJ Music
    NCJ Music 27 days ago

    whoa whoa whoa....thats not burnt, thats char...RIGHT CARLA, RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT! chick burns food all the time.

  • tal halperin
    tal halperin 27 days ago

    please try to make gourmet gum!

  • myrdraal 2001
    myrdraal 2001 27 days ago

    Wow. She added A LOT of salt.

  • ww wifi
    ww wifi 27 days ago

    I wish I had this kitchen at my home

  • Riccardo Di Pietro
    Riccardo Di Pietro 28 days ago

    5 cloves of garlic in the basil I think might be a lot!!!

  • Avetor UAC
    Avetor UAC 28 days ago

    FINALY meat)) Carla dont wory)) 4:55 smell meat)) see heheh ME to tach @eng and many other/// )) womens need parfum smel meat)) 100% work)) ahaha + idea woter spray bread, befor oven& give me i eat crackers loved

  • Burial
    Burial 28 days ago

    Hate to tell you, but any variation of the word "squoze" is actually a Pilkington word not a Carla word.

  • Burial
    Burial 28 days ago

    Carla is great.

  • Ashton
    Ashton 28 days ago +4

    15:24 italian qween DESTROYS linguistic prescriptivism (MUST WATCH)

  • oliver martins
    oliver martins 28 days ago

    I live in the UK and not enough places make these!!!

  • Charles Clark
    Charles Clark 28 days ago

    Why not just cook the sausage put on a roll with sauce?

  • Ethan King
    Ethan King 28 days ago

    They should do a test for Chris where he has to identify ingredients in a dish just by tasting it.

  • Amy
    Amy 29 days ago

    the entire test kitchen should take the super-taster test. it'd be interesting to see how many of them are super-tasters.

  • Sweet Favors Designer Cakes

    🤦🏼‍♀️ I made meatball subs on Monday but I sliced the bread the wrong way and we just ended up chasing meatballs around the plate cause they squished out! That tip will make all the difference! Thank you BA!

  • Isaiah Straughn
    Isaiah Straughn 29 days ago

    We don’t like Carla!! We love Claire !!!! More of Claire less of Carla

  • Lia A. Eastwood
    Lia A. Eastwood 29 days ago

    Carla's got the rhythm. ❤️

  • Blak
    Blak 29 days ago


  • Annathika's Sick Cushion Fort

    That basil sauce is a gorgeous color and just makes those sandwiches look as delicious as I'm sure they are.

  • Janamejaya Dharmapuri
    Janamejaya Dharmapuri 29 days ago

    8:54 Chris would be proud that Carla tempered her vegetables

  • princessrose17
    princessrose17 29 days ago

    ok, i am terrible at guesstimating weight too, but since you know you are getting 3 meatballs per sausage, wouldn't it just be easier to cut the sausage in thirds, remove each skin and then roll each third into a ball? or make 4 smaller meatballs per sandwich with means you need to cut the sausages in quarters which is even easier

  • sbbbjm
    sbbbjm 29 days ago