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Hot Ham and Pineapple Sub

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.


4-6 servings

"I love homemade ham and pineapple pizza, but I don't care to make the pizza crust," relates Julie Valdez of Walnut Hill, Florida. "So I came up with this sub sandwich that has the same flavors but it a snap to put together."
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  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated crusty French loaf
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 1/3 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Place the French loaf dough seam side down on a lightly greased baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut six slashes, about 1/2 in. deep, on top of dough. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, Italian seasoning and garlic salt; brush over hot bread. Cool on a wire rack for 8 minutes.
  3. Split bread in half lengthwise. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of pizza sauce over shell; top with the ham, pineapple and cheese. Replace bread top. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Heat the remaining pizza sauce; serve with sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 279 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 813mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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