Italian Hero Sub Sandwich is a copycat recipe of the popular Subway foot long that makes a delicious and easy lunch for a crowd!
Italian Hero Sub Sandwich
The Subway Italian Hero was one of my all-time favorite sandwiches when I was working close to the restaurant. It is layered with amazing flavor from the variety of spicy Italian meats. Sadly I no longer am close to a Subway, so I recreated this Italian Hero Sub Sandwich for a copycat recipe to make at home, that is even better than the original with homemade freshness!
I grabbed some fresh hoagie rolls from the deli at the grocery store along with some provolone cheese and my favorite vegetables. I found this gourmet deli selection of Italian meats at Aldi which has the perfect combination of meats to recreate the the Italian Hero Sub Sandwich. I love that all of the meats come in one package, so you save money by not having to buy multiple packages. This was enough for 3 subs, so if you are making sandwiches for a crowd, just grab a couple.
Just like when you are at Subway, you can top your sandwiches with whatever vegetables and dressings you prefer. While the original is dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar, I opted for light mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. If you are transporting these or making them ahead of time, I would leave them without any dressing until they are served. They will hold best that way and not get soggy. I also wrapped each sub sandwich up in cellophane wrap to keep it as fresh as possible. I had half a leftover sub the next day and it was still amazing!
Whether you need to bring lunch out to the ball field or are making a picnic, these Italian Hero Sub Sandwiches are the perfect lunch recipe. The meats add so much spice and flavor, which is perfect for adults who need a quick and easy portable lunch, but don’t want just a boring old ham and cheese sandwich!
- 3 deli hoagie buns
- 6 oz. variety pack of thin sliced Italian meats (Salami, Capocollo, Calabrese)
- 6 slices Provolone cheese
- Choice of vegetables (spinach, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, banana peppers, olives, etc.)
- Dijon mustard
- Slice the hoagie buns lengthwise and top with vegetables, Provolone and meats.
- If serving immediately, dress each sandwich with Mayonnaise and Dijon and cut in half.
- If serving later, wrap each sub in cling wrap and store refrigerated up to 48 hours.