Savory deli meats are piled high on a toasted hoagie roll, then topped with an unforgettable tangy slaw and gooey provolone cheese to make this Italian Grinder Sandwich your new favorite lunch.
Italian Grinder Sandwich
The slight crunch and crackle of toasted bread, soft and warm meats topped with gooey, melted cheese, crisp onions and peppers in an incredible slaw. What’s not to love? Put them all together and it’s pure lunch heaven.
Toasted hoagies are bursting with incredible flavor and all of my favorite grinder sandwich ingredients. This Italian grinder sandwich may be the best sub sandwich I’ve had in the past year.
This recipe is extremely versatile, making it great for large gatherings. Everyone can pick out their favorite lunch meats, just swap out the turkey for roast beef or pepperoni, etc. Or, you can just pile them on. I won’t judge.
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What is a grinder sandwich, anyway? This popular sandwich hails from the New England states and has been made especially popular recently by countless TikTok videos.
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Italian Grinder Sandwich Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- hoagie buns
- salami, ham, turkey, and prosciutto
- sliced provolone and grated Parmesan cheese
- iceberg lettuce, red onion, and tomatoes
- pepperoncini peppers
- mayonnaise and red wine vinegar
- dried oregano, garlic powder, and salt
- crushed red pepper flakes
Start by preheating the oven to 425°F. Open the hoagie rolls and place them on a large baking sheet. Then, layer one side of each roll with salami, ham, turkey, prosciutto, and slices of provolone cheese.
While the oven heats, combine the pepperoncini, Parmesan, mayo, vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, and red pepper in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Then, add the lettuce and onions and toss well to coat.
Grinder Sandwich Recipe
Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bread is lightly toasted.
Remove the buns from the oven and layer tomato slices over each warm sandwich. Then, top with slaw and an additional sprinkling of Parmesan. Serve immediately.
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Servings: 4 Sandwiches
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In a medium-size bowl, combine the pepperoncini, Parmesan, mayonnaise, vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, and red pepper. Stir to combine. Add the lettuce and onions and toss well to coat.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Open the hoagie rolls and place them on a large baking sheet. Layer one side of each roll with salami, ham, turkey, prosciutto, and provolone cheese.
Place in the oven and toast for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bread is lightly toasted.
Remove from the oven and layer tomatoes over each warm sandwich. Top with slaw and an additional sprinkling of Parmesan. Serve immediately.
Calories: 1119kcal · Carbohydrates: 46g · Protein: 63g · Fat: 75g · Saturated Fat: 28g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g · Monounsaturated Fat: 27g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 175mg · Sodium: 4020mg · Potassium: 969mg · Fiber: 4g · Sugar: 10g · Vitamin A: 1602IU · Vitamin C: 24mg · Calcium: 598mg · Iron: 14mg