Classic Italian Sub Sandwich Recipe

Classic Italian sub

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Yield: 1 sandwich
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
440 Calories
26g Fat
21g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1732mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 270mg 21%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 614mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Everyone loves a fully-loaded Italian sub packed full of Italian meats, salty cheeses, fresh veggies, and flavorful dressings. So why not try to make one yourself to make your lunchtime routine more exciting. 


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  • 1 large Italian sub roll

  • 1 tablespoon Italian vinaigrette

  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese

  • 1/3 pound sliced rosemary ham

  • 1/4 pound sliced mortadella

  • 1/4 pound sliced hot soppressata

  • 3 tomato campari tomatoes, thickly sliced

  • 1/4 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 packed cup baby arugula

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped banana peppers

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for classic Italian sub
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  2. Use a serrated knife to cut the Italian sub roll in half lengthwise.

    Cut Italian sub
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  3. Place the sub roll in the middle of a sheet of wax or butcher paper and drizzle the inside of the bread with Italian vinaigrette and balsamic vinegar.

    Place the sub roll in middle of the sheet
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  4. Next, add the provolone, ham, mortadella, soppressata, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, banana peppers, salt, and pepper.

    add provolone, ham, mortadella, soppressata, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, banana peppers, salt, and pepper
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  5. Wrap the sandwich tightly in the butcher paper and slice the sandwich into 4 quarters.

    Wrap the sandwich in butcher paper and cut
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  6. Enjoy now or wrap up tightly in more butcher's paper until ready to eat. 


  • Depending on how hungry you are, this thick flavorful sandwich can feed up to 2 or 4 people.
  • As this sandwich sits, the flavors begin to meld and make it more flavorful over time. If you're waiting to eat it, be sure to wrap it tightly in butcher or wax paper so the ingredients stay intact and the sandwich doesn't get soggy.
  • Don't have these exact ingredients on hand? No worries. Any variation of Italian ingredients will do. Experiment with a mix of different lunch meats to see what you like best. Try to use different veggies and cheeses such as a nice pickle-y giardiniera with fresh mozzarella or roasted red peppers with asiago cheese.