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Super Italian Sub

I like this flavorful Italian sub recipe that can be made ahead because it lets me relax with family and friends after a busy day as a teacher. Just unwrap, slice and enjoy. —Patricia Lomp, Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced into rings


  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and pepper; brush on cut sides of bread. On the bottom half, layer half of the meats, cheeses and green pepper. Repeat layers. Replace bread top. Wrap tightly; refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Cut into 12 slices to serve.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 309 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • John
    Sep 8, 2017

    Italian sub = capricolka, Genoa salami, Ham, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, oil/vinigear, oregano, extra kick add supersata. NO Turkey or Mozzarella and galic also get mild provolone.

  • rustedgold1
    Sep 23, 2016

    This was delicious to me and my family. We brought it in a cooler at an amusement park and it was very satisfying. I would definitely make this sub again!

  • zaxoma
    Jun 13, 2015

    Have been making this since it first appeared in Quick Cooking (over 15 years ago!). Before I retired, it was the most requested potluck dish for the office. The only change I make is to use a red or orange pepper and depending on my guests, I may use fewer cloves of garlic.

  • joycerm53
    Sep 2, 2013

    This is a great recipe! I have made it as written and also made it with what I have on hand. It is always a hit. Served cold or served warm from the oven, it is a keeper recipe!

  • mbtanis
    Dec 18, 2010

    I have made this recipe for a family Christmas party for the last two years. I have doubled the recipe for the large family, and I have come home with an empty platter each time. Just a couple of notes, though. 1.) We use colby jack cheese that we know everyone loves. 2.) I put 2 to 4 tbsp. of Parmesan cheese in the oil mixture. 3.) We put the green pepper on the side, since not everyone likes green pepper. Otherwise, very good for a big family party.

  • jackpbg
    Aug 7, 2010

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  • Kris Countryman
    Jan 29, 2010

    I like to wrap this sandwich in foil and bake at 375* for about 20 minutes. It's nice and crispy and the filling is warm. So good.

  • bpalmer
    May 14, 2009

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