Freezer Pizza Sub Melts

Dawn Whitted


This freezer sub idea came to me when my son started college and asked me if I had any different lunch suggestions. A sandwich that goes from the freezer to the microwave & table in less then 3 minutes was perfect for him. They thaw in his lunch bucket so microwave time is usually 1 1/2 minutes just enough to melt the cheese and heat the filling.

These are easy, inexpensive, filling and don't last long.

So I'm not sure how long they would keep in the freezer. The kids wipe them out before 2 weeks pass when I make them. I guess they like em!


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 pkg
    soft hoagie rolls
  • 3
    italian sausages
  • 1/2
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 6 slice
    mozzarella cheese + 1/2c shredded
  • 6 slice
    provolone cheese
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 18 slice
    pepperoni, sandwich style

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/4
    yellow onion, minced
  • 12
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle
    pizza sauce

How to Make Freezer Pizza Sub Melts


  1. Split each Italian sausage and remove from casings. Place in skillet on stovetop over medium heat and brown. Add herbs & onion to browned sausage. Add olive oil if needed (there may be enough fat from sausages) saute onion with sausage until cooked through. Add garlic and remove from heat to cool.
  2. Sauce: In small sauce pan add olive oil, finely chopped onion, halved grape tomatoes & oregano. Saute until onions are opaque then add minced garlic, saute for 1 minute then add a bottle of pizza sauce. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Let this cool. The tomatoes will be soft similar to chunky spaghetti sauce.
  3. Split the hoagie buns and spread the tomato sauce liberally on both sides of the bun.
  4. half each slice of cheese and place provelone on one side of the bun & mozzarella cheese on the other side of the bun.
  5. Place sandwich style pepperoni and approximately 2T. of Italian sausage mixture on one side of hoagie bun. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella & fresh grated parmesean cheese. Close the buns and push them lightly shut.
  6. Wrap each sub in wax paper and label with date, sandwich type and microwave instructions as follows: Pizza Sub - Microwave in paper from frozen 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Then place in gallon ziplock freezer bags and freeze.

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About Freezer Pizza Sub Melts

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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