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Closeup view of a Philly-style Italian hoagie sandwich on a wooden board.

Philly-Style Italian Hoagie


Just in time for your Superbowl festivities, these Philly-Style Italian Hoagies are packed full of flavor.  Homemade hoagie spread and dressing bump up the flavors and add freshness, and authenticity to these easy sandwiches. 



For the Italian hoagie spread:

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ stalks celery, very thinly sliced
  • 2 hot cherry peppers, seeded and minced
  • 4 large sweet banana peppers, seeded and sliced

For the hoagie dressing:

For the hoagies:

  • 6 Italian hoagie rolls
  • ¼ pound prosciutto
  • ¼ pound capicola
  • ¼ pound Genoa salami
  • ¼ pound soprassata salami
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced sharp provolone cheese
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup hoagie spread


Make the Spread.

Bring the vinegar, water, salt, sugar, and mustard seeds to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and allow to cool enough to handle the liquid.

Meanwhile, mix the prepared vegetables together in a large bowl. Spoon the vegetables into a large mason jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Carefully pour the hot liquid over the vegetables.

Allow the jar to come to room temperature.

Screw the lid on tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 24 hours is even better.

Make the hoagie dressing.

In a medium jar, add the oil, vinegar, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Shake until combined. Set aside.

Assemble the sandwiches.

Slice the hoagie rolls lengthwise, if necessary.

Drizzle both sides of the roll lightly with the hoagie dressing.

Layer the cheese and meats neatly on the bottom roll.

Top each sandwich with 2 tablespoons of the hoagie spread, lettuce, and tomato slices.

Lightly drizzle the hoagie dressing over the tomatoes.

Place the top half of the bread and press down to allow the dressing and spread flavorings to soak into the bread.

Cut in half and serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish - Sandwiches
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: Italian

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