In these super simple Italian Sub Sandwiches; soft Italian sub buns are split and filled with different italian meats and cheeses, crisp lettuce, ripe tomato and drizzled with a homemade Italian sub dressing. Serves 6 in under 30 minutes.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, an old friend told me “Now’s the time you can eat whatever you want and get away with it!” Of course I took that person literally and so in 9 very short (yet very long) months I gained a lovely 72-lb’s. True story.
I called a good portion of that weight I gained “baby weight” and the rest “sub-weight”. Because one of the things that I ate on the regular was footlong Subway Subs. I think this was before the whole “watch-out-for-Listeria-thing” because I never knew otherwise. Who knows it was many years ago and as all us mother’s know that babies and small children suck your memory dry, which can be a blessing. Or in my case, a 72 pound blessing.
Where was I?
Subs. Right. I really don’t eat Subway at all anymore because I just don’t really care for them anymore. Too many while pregnant? Probably. However I do like this sub, a lot. Like so much that I want you to make them and tell me it’s better than Subway. Because I totally think it is.
To Make This Italian Sub Sandwich You Will Need:
- italian sub rolls
- homemade italian sub dressing
- italian meats
- any additional toppings your heart desires
For the meats we like using sandwich pepperoni, Genoa salami, sopressatta and hot Capocollo. And for the cheeses we prefer both Mozzarella and Provolone.
I have to stress to you why I prefer thinly slice meats, it’s important business because what is worse than biting into a sandwich and the whole center part slips out and slaps you on the chin. Not cool and definitely not pretty.
To make The Italian Sub Dressing You Will need:
- italian seasoning
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- red wine vinegar
- olive oil
First add 1 teaspoon grated garlic into a glass jar. Measure and add in the teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste), some freshly ground black pepper.
Lastly pour in 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar and 6 tablespoons of olive oil.
Give it all a good shake and set it off to the side so the flavors can mingle for a little bit.
Slice your sub buns in half horizontally.
Tear out some of the inner soft bread of each bun, leaving only a little behind.
Then drizzle some of the dressing on the inside of both sides of the bun.
Or drizzle a lot.
Now comes the layering part. I’m pretty methodical when it comes to sandwiches. Remember this one? I always slice the mozzarella and provolone in half. Place 2 halves of provolone on the top side of the sub bun and the 2 halves of mozzarella on the bottom. In the middle, layer with 3 slices sandwich pepperoni and 3 slices Genoa salami. Topping those with 2 slices each sopressata and capocollo.
Then top with lettuce, tomato and/or any other toppings you desire. I always sprinkle my tomato with salt and pepper. However I’m a salt LOVER so don’t add more if you don’t already know you love it.
The meat, for most normal people, is salty enough.
Serve with chips and a beer! because why not?
These Italian sub sandwiches are great tightly wrapped and packed for lunch, a picnic or to eat while strolling the isles of Target while doing a little shopping. Not that I did that. However it’s not like I wouldn’t.
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