Hot Italian Sandwiches

Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd! Layers of pepperoni, salami, ham, giardiniera and mozzarella tucked into a sandwich roll that has been buttered and seasoned.  Then just bake until hot, melty and ready to devour!

Delicious food does not have to be complicated.  These Hot Italian Sandwiches prove it!

This post is sponsored by Oscar Mayer.

Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!

The best thing about these Hot Italian Sandwiches is that you can easily make enough to feed a large crowd.  So they are great for family functions, parties or game day grub!

Simple Recipe + Few Dishes + Guaranteed Crowd Pleasing Meal = Winner!

I have a love affair with sandwiches.  For Real.  People used to tell me that I should open up my own sandwich shop.

But I’m more interested in eating sandwiches than making them for the masses.  If I did have a sandwich shop these Hot Italian Sandwiches would definitely be on the menu!

Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!


Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!

Don’t skip this Italian Herbed Butter!  Slather it on the sandwich rolls for the ultimate hot sub sandwich experience.

Plus, everything is better with butter!

Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!

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Lodge Baking Dish, 9″ x 13″
Marconi Hot Giardiniera, 16 Ounce

4.29 from 7 votes
Hot Italian Sandwiches
Servings: 6
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 6 Hoagie Rolls
  • 4 ounces Sliced Salami
  • 4 ounces Large, Thinly Sliced Pepperoni
  • 9 ounces Sliced Ham
  • Thin Sliced Mozzarella 24 slices
  • Giardiniera Mix optional
  • 1/2 stick Butter - softened
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Italian Seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐ
  2. Mix butter and Italian season. Evenly spread butter on inside of hoagie rolls.
  3. Layer 2 slices of mozzarella, 2 slices salami, 2 slices pepperoni and 2 slices ham. Top with giardiniera mix and 2 more slices of mozzarella.
  4. Once sandwiches are assembled, place into a large baking dish. Make sure they are tightly pressed together sideways with the open side facing up.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes for a hot melty sandwich. (bake longer if you prefer a toasted sandwich)
Recipe Notes

I had leftover meat. So feel free to add extra if you want a meatier sandwich.

I am always texting my little brother to come get food.  If I ate everything I made for my site I would have to spend 6 hours a day at the gym!

After my first bite of this sandwich I knew I needed them out of my house.  I could have eaten the entire batch!

This was my brother’s response after tasting the sandwiches…


Thank Goodness for Little Brothers that eat all of my recipe creations!

Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!

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Hot Italian Sandwiches baked in the oven. Meaty Cheesy Sub Sandwiches, great for feeding a large crowd!

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  1. I totally agree – this sandwich is a winner! We love Oscar Mayer’s Old World line! Pinning!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Anna! I’m loving the Oscar Mayer Pepperoni!

    • debbie adank says:

      where can I found the Oscar mayers 4oz lunch meat. I was at two stores and they did have it

      • Nicole Harris says:

        I believe I bought it at Walmart. But this was years ago. Back then I either shopped at Walmart or Safeway ๐Ÿ™‚

    • debbie adank says:

      do you know where I can found the Oscar mayer meat for the sandwich

  2. Whoa! These sammies look incredible!!! I know we’d just love them!

  3. What is a Giardiniera Mix?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Ashley! Giardiniera Mix is an Italian sandwich topping. Carrots, peppers, garlic, cauliflower and celery jarred in oil and spices. It is really delicious! You can find it near the jarred pickles and sandwich toppings.

  4. So glad to know about Oscar Meyer’s new line of pepperoni and salami! I love a sandwich like this!

  5. I LOVE that you baked them all together in one pan like that! Genius!

  6. Yeah, these look incredible! Hot Italian Sandwiches are my fave! Pinned!

  7. IF you did have a sandwich shop, I would totally order one of these. Oscar Mayer FTW.

  8. These hot sandwiches look great! I had no idea Oscar Mayer made salami?!

  9. I grew up in WI, so I have a soft spot for all things Oscar Meyer. Love these sandwiches, they look great for a weeknight dinner.

  10. My kids have recently started loving pepperoni so I totally need to look for the Oscar Mayer pepperoni! And these subs look amazing!

  11. Melody Kenepp says:

    I just made these tonight. YUMMMM!!! They were so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I couldn’t find any giardiniera in my local grocery store, so I just made them without. I’m sure they are even tastier with that included. I will definitely be making these again and will hopefully get to try it with the added giardiniera mix. Thanks for posting this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Glad you like it, Melody! These sandwiches have been haunting my dreams. So Good! Even better with the giardiniera if you are able to find it.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!! It was exactly what I was looking for! I made this on mini hoagie rolls and added a little bit of garlic powder to the butter. They were phenomenal!!

  13. We don’t do the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at our house… we mix it up every year to try something new!! Found your recipe on Pinterest today and decided that we will be having this for our feast along with a traditional cauliflower salad from my Italian grandmother. They sound amazing…. making a trial run for some friends over the coming weekend!! Can’t wait to try!! Thanks for posting!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Sounds like a great Thanksgiving, Julie! Then you can enjoy family time instead of slaving away in the kitchen all day! Maybe I’ll do that this year too ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. What brand of giardiniera did you use? It seems like there are a million to choose from and having never tried it before, I’m not sure which to purchase. Thank you, Kim

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I use the Mike Ditka brand and it is THE BEST that I have tried so far. It is chopped into small pieces and packed in oil. If you can find it, that is the brand that I would recommend.

  15. Connie says:

    Do you think these could be frozen or would they get soggy when thawed?

  16. Just finished one of these and trying not to eat another…Delicious! I had never heard of the giardiniera mix either and now I want to find more recipes with it…thank you for sharing! From a happy, full family ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Tracey C says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it. Thank you!

  18. I made these last week for dinner – so tasty and so simple. My husband loved them and there was plenty of leftovers for the next day. I also liked how you made them economical to make. Thanks so much for helping me feed my family good food Nicole!

  19. Dorian C. says:

    Are you making the butter with actual italian seasoning, or the Good Season, italian dressing mix?

  20. Made these tonight and the family loved them. I switched out provolone versus mozzarella and used banana pepper instead. So simple and delicious after a long day at work. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      So glad you and the family loved these sandwiches! They are perfect for an easy weeknight meal ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. asemani says:

    I im from Iran and I love this food

  22. Wow this is hot and delicious … perfect for rainy weather Indonesia

  23. Patty says:

    I want to make them for an event but I don’t have access to an oven. I was thinking of wrapping each Sammie up in tin foil and layering them in an electric roaster, do you see any drawbacks to this?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I haven’t tried this method. I imagine it would do a good job keeping the sandwiches warm. My main concern would be that they may get dry if left too long.

  24. Staci says:

    These look and sound amazing!! Although, I am not much of a ham person…I was wondering if you’ve tried it replacing the Ham with Turkey?? Or is there another deli type meat you would recommend to use instead?

  25. Christopher Keller says:

    Hey Nicole, just ran into this recipe the other day and printed it out.

    WOW. Those were delicious. Are they supposed to “serve 6”?

    Partner and I only got 2 servings out of them, oddly……….. :))

    Appreciate the great tasty recipe!!!!!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Haha! I always feel weird choosing the servings amount. It totally depends how hungry you are!

  26. Wondering if you cover the pan with foil when you bake them or just leave it open.
    Making them tonight!
    Sound amazing!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I think I replied to your question…I hope I did. Yes, you can cover with foil or leave uncovered if you prefer toasty bread.

  27. hhhmmmm Deliciouse and yummi.. This is my favorite food ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. WOW! Look tasty, Should try to make it Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Yes, these sammies will warm you up!
    Wondering if you cover the pan with foil when you bake them or just leave it open.
    Sound amazing!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Either way. Uncovered the sandwiches get slightly crisp edges. Or cover with foil for soft warm sammies ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. choose the number of servings really depends stay hungry

  31. Read this article makes me so hungry…. hahaha

    Thank you for sharing

  32. like this Wow this is hot and delicious โ€ฆ perfect for rainy weather Indonesia

  33. Wow this is hot and delicious , yummy

  34. “Delicious food does not have to be complicated” . I agree with this statement, Yummy…

  35. JBJ says:

    I have made these twice and they are just as yummy the first time! DELISH! Great for a quick weeknight meal when you are running to take your kids to their activities! HIGHLY recommend this dish!!!!

  36. wowo may be my wife can make it

  37. This is great, I’m not sure I can make it: D

  38. Aly says:

    Maybe I missed it, but what’s the oven temp…? 350?

  39. woww this is looking very nice, i love italian foods .. im from Indonesia

  40. Your resizing the servings slide is fantastic. First I have seen it. I frequently serve a group of retirees a luncheon and have to resize a recipe all the time for 30-40

  41. My favorite breakfast menu I should not miss. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Yes, these sammies will warm you up!
    Wondering if you cover the pan with foil when you bake them or just leave it open.



    • Nicole Harris says:

      Either way to your preference. For softer sandwiches go ahead and cover them. To lightly crisp the edges leave the sandwiches uncovered.

  43. Hmm… it’s yummy, I think it’s easy to make this sandwich, I ‘ll try at home.. thanks for sharing..

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