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hot hero sandwiches

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laura Yoder
Brunswick, GA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 a game day snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hot hero sandwiches

  • 1
    loaf of French or Italian bread
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 lb
    thinly sliced smoked ham
  • 1/4 lb
    thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 lb
    thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 4-5 slice
    Swiss cheese
  • 1 sm
    tomato. thinly sliced
  • 2
    slices of sweet onion, rings separated
  • shredded lettuce
  • salt and pepper
  • 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 the loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Spread the butter on the cut sides and sprinkle with oregano.
  • Ham, salami, pepperoni, and cheese layered on bread.
    On the bottom half, layer the ham, salami, pepperoni, and cheese.
  • Tomato, onion, and lettuce on top of cheese.
    Top with the tomato, onion, and lettuce.
  • Drizzling Italian dressing.
    Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with Italian dressing.
  • Top of bread placed on the sandwich.
    Top with upper half of the loaf. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Sandwich wrapped in foil and being heated in the oven.
    Wrap the loaf tightly in aluminum foil and warm in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cutting the sandwich into pieces.
    Remove from the oven and cut into serving-size pieces. This can be rewarmed in a microwave oven.