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

  • Viti

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

  • Jamine Aponte
    Jamine Aponte

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

  • Steven York
    Steven York

    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

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

  • Charles Marshall
    Charles Marshall

    13:55 Chris tryna hide a body?

  • Meeg

    How does she burn something in every video

  • clarisse Aguilar
    clarisse Aguilar

    What food processor is used here?

  • Dragon King
    Dragon King

    I love anything a la Carla

  • Rj Sidney
    Rj Sidney

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

  • caroline 7603
    caroline 7603

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

  • Kayla Walker
    Kayla Walker

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

  • Jordan hooks
    Jordan hooks

    i love Carla so much

  • Star Kid
    Star Kid

    Cooking pork with kosher salt, nice.

  • Estefan Castrellon
    Estefan Castrellon

    What an amazing woman!!

  • Pedro Mendoza
    Pedro Mendoza

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

  • Nicole Ocampo
    Nicole Ocampo

    Nobody: Carla: "Paste is such an ugly word" Paste: :(

  • Cristina

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

  • Annika Anderson
    Annika Anderson

    Carla, how do you feel about Swedish meatballs?

  • Blamethe Lion
    Blamethe Lion

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

  • Uber Glamazon
    Uber Glamazon

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

  • Hooman 11
    Hooman 11

    Chris got a god tongue

  • Tiara Huffman
    Tiara Huffman

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

  • Jesse Taylor
    Jesse Taylor

    Those look amazing, Carla. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mason Swine
    Mason Swine


  • Nick f
    Nick f

    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

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

  • J Cheney
    J Cheney

    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

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

  • Lexi Valentin
    Lexi Valentin

    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

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

  • Miriam M.
    Miriam M.

    You are awesome to watch, knowledgeable and simple 👍👍

  • Brittney Foster
    Brittney Foster

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

  • Valerio Gigante
    Valerio Gigante

    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

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

  • Ottawa3453

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

  • Ottawa3453

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

  • john doe
    john doe

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

  • seanylewl

    how did she burn the buns again lol

  • rosenracht

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

  • Amy Campbell
    Amy Campbell

    Why does this keep coming up when I have blocked it

  • Galia Zhul
    Galia Zhul

    I want to see more Brad and Claire together!

  • Amanda Ingraham
    Amanda Ingraham

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

  • Private Joker
    Private Joker

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

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz

    Those balls look so good.

  • Beachdudeca

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

  • LaVioletaAmatista

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

  • Jade Tran
    Jade Tran

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

  • John Tam
    John Tam

    Too much yapping, just cook the food.

  • Luis Gordillo
    Luis Gordillo

    those loafs can take 4 balls. if not 5.

  • Jenny Walton
    Jenny Walton

    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

    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

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

  • Almanthe1st

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

  • Hollis Evon Ramsey
    Hollis Evon Ramsey

    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

    Her ignorance is refreshing!

  • Michael Lamerique
    Michael Lamerique

    fifteen minutes of Carla talking dirty.

  • Damonkeyboy

    Pine nuts for pesto?

  • remixgod

    Still burning those BUNS I see.. 😂😂😂

  • Dinah Consumption
    Dinah Consumption

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

  • Martina Johnson
    Martina Johnson

    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

    omg she said hoagie thank the lord

  • Sreekanth Narayanaswamy
    Sreekanth Narayanaswamy

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

  • Canticum Sturalandinii
    Canticum Sturalandinii

    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

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

  • aleksin92

    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

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

  • Mario Johnson
    Mario Johnson

    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

    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

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

  • NCJ Music
    NCJ Music

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

  • tal halperin
    tal halperin

    please try to make gourmet gum!

  • myrdraal 2001
    myrdraal 2001

    Wow. She added A LOT of salt.

  • ww wifi
    ww wifi

    I wish I had this kitchen at my home

  • Riccardo Di Pietro
    Riccardo Di Pietro

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

  • Avetor UAC
    Avetor UAC

    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

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

  • Burial

    Carla is great.

  • Ashton

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

  • oliver martins
    oliver martins

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

  • Charles Clark
    Charles Clark

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

  • Ethan King
    Ethan King

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

  • Amy

    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
    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

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

  • Lia A. Eastwood
    Lia A. Eastwood

    Carla's got the rhythm. ❤️

  • Blak


  • Annathika's Sick Cushion Fort
    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

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

  • princessrose17

    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

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  • TulsaOUfan

    Drink every time she says "sausages".

  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris

    Should've scooped some of the bread from one side of the roll.

  • TheMetuks

    What I want to know is what Chris is making with pickles and pomegranate molasses...

  • Matt Morris
    Matt Morris

    Chirs Morocco drinking water from a prep container at 7:29 like a savage...

  • Kristina Merz
    Kristina Merz

    can you start doing videos with meat substitutes (impossible, beyond)

  • The Lyndsay Life
    The Lyndsay Life

    Lost me at fennel. That licorice taste overpowers everything.

  • Charlotte McNair
    Charlotte McNair

    Looks great!

  • OuterStratus

    Those sausages were probably 5 ounces each.

  • OuterStratus

    On an unrelated note, where the hell is Priya? It's a been a minute since we've had an Indian recipe

  • OuterStratus

    Come on yall, we NEED to hear Chris' opinion about the sandwich after the bite, stop cutting that part out of videos!!

  • Blake Evans
    Blake Evans

    More Carla please