Heroes, Hoagies and Subs Recipes

Heroes, hoagies, subs, and grinders - whatever you call your big, delicious submarine sandwiches, you'll find top-rated recipes here for them all.

Staff Picks

Sausage Grinder

Rating: 5 stars 4
Cook up a pan of Italian sausages and layer them in hoagie rolls with hot peppers, onions, and cheese for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Roasted Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Rating: 5 stars 33
I'll never forget my first real bánh mì. I remember thinking to myself, this isn't just one of the best sandwiches I've ever had to eat, but one of the best things, period. Not only do we get amazing contrasts in flavor and texture, but also the temperature difference between the crisp, warm, meat-filled roll, and cool, crunchy vegetables makes this so much fun to eat.

Italian Subs - Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
This is a classic Italian sub sandwich with three kinds of meat and provolone cheese. The kind you get in a mom and pop pizza joint. You'll be glad you tried it!

Roast Beef Subs with Balsamic Onions and Brie Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This recipe was originally an appetizer I offered in a downtown Boston bistro, but when I saw the mass appeal for it, I quickly remade it as a main dish. It remains one of my most popular sandwich dishes to this day. It is surprisingly simple and quick to make.

Catfish Po'Boy

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Crispy fried catfish is piled into hoagie rolls and topped with tangy coleslaw for this authentic po' boy sandwich.

Muffuletta Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
My Italian family loves this recipe! A crusty loaf of Italian bread is cut in half, and layered with olives, and various meats and cheeses.

Toasted Cuban Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This Cuban sandwich is piled high with ham, roast pork loin, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles, then toasted to warm and crunchy perfection.

Meatball Grinder

Rating: 4 stars 5
Meatball grinders are perfect for game day. Tender meatballs are simmered in marinara sauce, then loaded into hoagie rolls and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 1066
Sliced roast beef and melted provolone cheese served warm with au jus.

Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Rating: 5 stars 218
A classic New Orleans sandwich stuffed with olive salad, meat, and cheese.

Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 594
Fresh Italian sausages simmered with pasta sauce, bell pepper, and onion.

Roasted Pork Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Rating: 5 stars 32
A warm, crisp French roll filled with roast pork, paté, and crisp veggies.
Chef John
By Chef John

Inspiration and Ideas

Joanne's Super Hero Sandwich
Rating: Unrated 124
Sliced turkey, ham, salami, cheese, and vegetables are layered in a loaf of bread, wrapped tightly, and refrigerated overnight for this family-sized sandwich.
Fabulous Zucchini Grinders
Rating: Unrated 568
"Very good. My 'meat eater' daughter loved it. Quick and easy! Took leftovers for lunch the next day." – clays01
Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient French Dips
Rating: 4.5 stars 33

This is a super simple slow cooker recipe that needs just 3 ingredients for French dip sandwiches. It's always a hit with my family! I love it served on French rolls; they soak up the au jus and taste great.