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Italian Submarine

My Italian husband grew up eating this flavorful sandwich, which his mother used to make it after Saturday chores were finished. Put the sub together a few hours ahead and refrigerate, then serve with chips, veggies and dip for a delicious meal. —Christine Lupella, Fifty Lakes, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami


  • Cut bread horizontally in half. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save removed bread for another use or discard). Brush cut surfaces of bread with oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano.
  • Layer bottom half with remaining ingredients. Replace bread top. Cut into 8 slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 340 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1130mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Kelly
    Dec 29, 2020

    Very easy to make with easy to find ingredients. Paired it with minestrone and a basic green salad for casual company and it was a hit. I'll be making it again.

  • 6Fairview
    Mar 19, 2020

    Not evem close to a true Italian sub.

  • michelebuckley
    Oct 10, 2017

    Very tasty and easy to make. Definitely a keeper.

  • deerock
    Dec 10, 2014

    love this recipe

  • umyaznemo
    Dec 13, 2011

    Good and simple.

  • katlaydee3
    Nov 1, 2011

    This was delicious. I made individual sandwiches on Tomato Hoagie Buns from the Kroger bakery. I also used the Genoa Salami for better flavor.

  • chirey
    Feb 8, 2011

    Delicious!! I have made this sandwich numerous times and even make it on Fridays (individually wrapped) for weekend activities on the go. This is a great combination and the topping of oil, oregano and shredded parmesan is wonderful! Best if chilled awhile before serving.

  • Monnette01
    Oct 6, 2009

    I have made this recipes dozens of times - the flavors are great together. I always make sure I buy the Genoa salami for it, because it tastes the best. It's even good the next day straight from the fridge! Great to make for parties!