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Italian Oven Sub

Makes: 6  to 8  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 45 mins
Italian Oven Sub


  • 1 1 pound loaf sourdough or country bread; unsliced
  • 1/2 cup  sun-dried tomato spread
  • 1/2 pound sliced provolone
  • 1/4 pound sliced salami
  • 1/2 pound sliced ham or turkey
  • 1/4 pound sliced sopressata
  • 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup jarred mild pepperoncini peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice bread into about 16 thin slices, stopping about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the loaf so that the slices remain joined. Overlap 2 pieces of aluminum foil to make a big square and spray with cooking spray. Place bread on foil.

2. Spread every other slice of bread with sun-dried tomato spread to create 8 "sandwiches". Make filling by layering meat and cheese into 8 bundles: Layer 2 slices of provolone with a slice of salami, ham and sopressata and top with sliced mozzarella, pepperoncini and olives; fold each bundle in half and wedge into each sandwich. Wrap entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet.

3. Bake loaf until cheese is melted all the way through, 35-45 minutes. To serve, cut each sandwich from the loaf.