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Easy Hot Italian Subs

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Hot Italian Subs stuffed full of savory meat and cheese that has been melted in the oven is a quick and tasty meal idea that everyone will love. That is why our Italian Sub is actually the perfect sandwich for your party! Our sub sandwich is packed full of ham, salami and pepperoni and provolone cheese!

Subs full of meat and cheese

How to Make Hot Italian Subs

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Here’s Why This Recipe Works

This recipe works because it’s:

  • Easy to Make
  • Hearty
  • Versatile

Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success

You will find a complete list of the ingredients needed to make this recipe in the printable card below, however, here are a few key tips and suggestions to make this recipe a success.

  • Mayo – you can use either mayo or mayonnaise. And you can use regular or light. It’s totally up to you.
  • Cheese – if your family prefers swiss instead of provolone, that is fine and you can change that up as well.
  • Meats – you if aren’t a fan of the meats that are mention, you can totally change it around.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil so everything stays nice and warm in the oven and so that the sides don’t get too brown.

Do I Have to Make it Hot? 

No. You can forego the heating in the oven. Just enjoy it cold. It’s still a terrific sub sandwich.

What’s On This?

Normally you will find a lot of cheese and meat such as salami, pepperoni, and ham. And you will find onions, banana peppers, and of course you can’t forget the Italian seasoning and mayo!

Can These Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prep them a few hours before you need them. Just put them into the fridge after you make them and then before you are ready to serve them, pop them in the oven.


Step by Step Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Assemble the ingredients.

Step 3: Dress the sandwiches.

Step 4: Assemble the sub sandwiches.

Step 5: Place into the oven safe baking dish and heat until the cheese is hot and melted.

Sandwiches in a baking dish

Serve these mouth watering Hot Italian Subs right away!

Ham, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers on a submarine bun on a red plate

Recipe FAQ

What are Italian sandwiches called?

These sub style sandwiches are called by a variety of names such as Hoagies, Grinders, Po’Boys, Dagwoods, Torpedos, Heros, Submarines, or Italian Sandwiches.

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Hot Italian Subs after baking in the oven


MomSkoop Staff
Hot Italian Subs stuffed full of savory meat and cheese that has been melted in the oven is a quick and tasty meal idea that everyone will love. 
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 423 kcal


  • – 8 Count pkg. Mini Sub Buns
  • – 9 oz. pkg. Sliced Ham
  • – 9 oz. pkg. Sliced Salami
  • – 1 pkg. Pepperoni
  • – Ultra-Thin Provolone Cheese
  • – 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • – 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • – 1 Red Onion sliced thin in rings
  • – 3 Tomatoes sliced thin
  • – 1 Jar Mild Pepper Rings
  • – Lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix the Italian seasoning into the mayonnaise and prep the onions, tomatoes and lettuce
  • Generously spread some of the mayo mixture onto the bottom slice of the hoagie bun and then layer on about 3 tomato slices, 3 pieces of onion, and some lettuce.
  • Next, layer on the delicious meats! For our subs, I added 2 slices of ham, salami and a few pepperonis.
  • Of course no Italian Sub is complete without cheese! I folded 2 pieces of provolone cheese in half and put those on top of the meats. To finish off this yummy sandwich, I added a few pepper rings as well.
  • Once the sandwiches were assembled, I put 4 subs in each baking dish with the openings facing up and pressed tightly against each other.
  • Put in the oven for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the buns are lightly toasted.
  • Serve these mouth watering Hot Italian Subs right away!


Serving: 1gCalories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 17gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword Game Day Food, Hot Italian Subs, Italian Hoagies, Italian subs, Momskoop, Pepperoni, Provolone, Salami, Sandwiches, Subs
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  1. 5 stars
    I never sit and think of easy meals to make and end up cooking for hours unable to watch the game, thank you for this recipe!!