Fast Italian Subs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
 Olive lovers are sure to rejoice over this stacked sandwich! Stuffed and ripe olives are marinated in white wine vinegar and garlic before using them to flavor these speedy salami, ham and provolone subs.—Delores Christner, Spooner, Wisconsin
Fast Italian Subs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 loaf (1 pound, 20 inches) French bread, unsliced
  • 24 thin slices hard salami
  • 24 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • 24 slices fully cooked ham
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley and garlic. Stir in olives. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread olive mixture on the bottom of the bread. Top with salami, cheese and ham; add lettuce if desired. Replace top. Cut into 2-in. slices. Insert a toothpick in each slice.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 600 calories, 37g fat (17g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 2075mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.