You might not know by looking at my pictures on Instagram or in blog posts, but I am Italian (Only half though). My Dad’s side of the family (and my maiden name) are DeSalvo. Can that get anymore Italian?!? Grandpa came straight from Italy when he was a boy. Growing up, we ate too much pasta and always made our homemade meat sauce that cooked all day long until it was ready. We had our favorite deli’s too. These were the types of deli’s in the suburbs of Chicago where you could order your Italian sub, sit down and eat and when you were finished, you went back up to the counter to order a few pounds of meat to take home. Now that I’m grown and there are so many sub sandwich restaurants around – I can’t find any that I love as much as the one’s that I grew up with in the suburbs of Chicago. That’s why we make our own! We buy the best bread, cheeses and veggie toppings and of course Oscar Mayer Old World Style meats like Pepperoni and Salami. Add some spices and vinaigrette mix and YUM!
Now here’s the crazy thing… as much as I’ve loved an Italian sub topped with so many ingredients and vinaigrette mix that they fall onto the plate as you’re taking a bite – and the juice runs down your hands… my kids are picky! So is my hubby! It’s so crazy they don’t like to eat Italian subs the RIGHT WAY haha. So we make an Italian Sub Bar. Kind of like a buffet. They can come up with their plate, start at one end and make their own sub as the go down the line of toppings.
That’s just plain wrong, if you ask me! I need it all!
So if you want to make an Italian sub the right way, I’ll share my ‘recipe’ with you…
Best Italian Sub Recipe:
- French Bread or Italian loaf bread
- Oscar Mayer Old World Style Cracked Black Pepper Salami
- Oscar Mayer Old World Style Classic Pepperoni
- Cheese (we use provolone but you can use whatever you like)
- Red Onion
- Hot Giardiniera peppers (or mild if you like)
- Olives (we’re out at the moment so olives are not shown in the picture)
- Oregano, Salt, Pepper
- Vinaigrette mix (or red wine vinegar and olive oil)
Really? You need directions?!? PILE IT ON, BABY!
Seriously though, before you pile it on, you first need to prepare your bread. Drizzle bread with vinaigrette mix and spices, it’s a must! This will make your sandwich taste so much better.
And there ya have it!
That’s how you make the BEST Italian Sub Sandwich.
Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni & Salami for Snack Time Too!
Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni & Salami are not just great for sandwiches, we use the meat for snacks too. My kids absolutely love salami and pepperoni – I can’t keep up with them. Gracie will take cheese sticks wrapped in the salami and pepperoni outside to all her neighborhood friends.
Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni & Salami – Great for Sandwiches and Snacks!
Apparently, Italian-inspired sandwiches have become more popular recently. Weird, they were always popular in my book. But do to this recent popularity, the Oscar Mayer brand has launched the Old World Style line of pepperoni and salami. You can now find these meats in the refrigerated meat section at store.
Old World Style Varieties:
- Classic Salami
- Cacked Black Pepper Salami
- Classic Pepperoni
- Turkey Pepperoni.
4 oz. packages of Old World Style pepperoni or salami are $3.29 SRP and are an excellent source of protein (up to 8 grams per serving!)
Connect with Oscar Mayer!
- Visit the Oscar Mayer website for more information.
- You can find Oscar Mayer on Facebook and on Twitter @OscarMayer
- Follow the #OldWorldStyleOM hashtag on Twitter and Instagram!