Italian Submarine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
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
Italian Submarine Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.