This recipe for sub sandwiches is simple, yet delicious! It is a classic in our house and absolutely never disappoints! This recipe reminds me of early summer dinners after school. My mom has been making this ever since I can remember.
It’s a copy cat of her favorite sub shop in her hometown of Ohio. She moved away when she was 18 but every time we go visit family, Capuano’s is always on the menu!
I love this in the summer when you don't want to turn the oven on for too long. It also travels well so can easily be packed up for sporting events or on the go lunches.
I’ve tried to make this on various wraps and flat breads, but this is one of those things that needs a good quality white sub bun. A French loaf can be cut into 6 inch pieces. A ciabatta makes a nice, comforting version. Either way, it needs a good bread!
This sandwich goes well with any salad, like this Greek Salad.
- French bread loaf, cut into thirds
- Ham, uncured
- Pepperoni, uncured
- Provolone Cheese, sliced
- Italian Dressing
- Optional additional toppings include lettuce, tomato, banana peppers.
Italian Sub Sandwiches
- Baking Sheet
- 2 sub buns or 1 loaf Italian bread cut into 3 pieces- you'll only use 2
- 12 ounces ham or turkey (6 ounces per sandwich) uncured (no nitrates/nitrites added) preferrably
- 12 slices pepperoni (6 slices per sandwich) 12 small slices or 8 large (uncured preferreably)
- 4 slices provolone cheese (2 per sandwich)
- 4 tablespoons Italian dressing (2 Tablespoons per sandwich)
- banana pepper rings
- Turn oven to broil on high and leave door ajar.
- Slice each sub bun open lengthwise by sliding a serrated knife from one end to the other. If you purchased presliced buns, you don't need to do anything here.
- On the bottom bun, layer 1 piece of provolone cheese. Break the cheese slice in half and place it so it covers the bread rather than falling over the edges.
- Add 6 small slices of pepperoni and the turkey or ham to the bottom bun.
- Move to the top bun and add a cheese layer there. Repeating the process so that the cheese doesn't fall over the sides.
- Add the remaining slices of pepperoni evenly to each top bun.
- Place the sandwiches open faced onto a baking sheet.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes but watch it very closely! Broilers are intense! You really just want to broil until the cheese is melted and has slightly golden edges, the meat is warm, and the bread is looking toasted.
- Remove from oven and add toppings and dressing.
- Put each top and bottom together, smash slightly so nothing falls out, and enjoy!