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hot hero sandwiches

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Laura Yoder
Brunswick, GA

These sandwiches are great when you're entertaining a crowd. They can be made ahead and just pop them in the oven before you're ready to serve.

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We love a great hero, and this recipe did not disappoint. It has all the flavors you expect from an Italian sub. The salami and pepperoni mixed with the ham is an excellent choice and fantastic with the Swiss cheese. Drizzling Italian dressing adds zesty flavor. Once toasted in the oven, it's warm and yummy. Perfect for serving a crowd or game day snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hot hero sandwiches

  • 1
    loaf of French or Italian bread
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 lb
    thin sliced smoked ham
  • 1/4 lb
    thin sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 lb
    thin sliced pepperoni from the deli
  • 4-5 slice
    Swiss cheese
  • 1 sm
    tomato. thinly sliced
  • 2
    slices of sweet onion, rings seperated
  • shredded lettuce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sm
    bottled Italian dressing

How To Make hot hero sandwiches

Test Kitchen Tips
Once baked, everything is warm. If you want the cheese completely melted you'll need to bake the sandwiches longer.
  • Bread cut in half and buttered.
    Cut loaf in half lengthwise. Spread butter on cut sides and sprinkle with oregano.
  • Ham, salami, pepperoni, and cheese layered on bread.
    On the bottom half, layer ham, salami, pepperoni, and cheese.
  • Tomato, onion, and lettuce on top of cheese.
    Top with tomato, onion, and lettuce.
  • Drizzling Italian dressing.
    Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with Italian dressing.
  • Top of bread placed on the sandwich.
    Top with upper half of loaf.
  • Sandwich wrapped in foil and being heated in the oven.
    Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and warm in a 300 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes to combine flavors.
  • Cutting the sandwich into pieces.
    Remove from oven and cut into serving-size pieces. Can be rewarmed in a microwave oven.