This chopped Italian sandwich is super easy to make and really tasty. No wonder it has gone viral all over social media. For this recipe all of the ingredients for the sandwich (Deli meats, cheese, lettuce, banana peppers, oil, vinegar, etc) will be put onto a cutting board, chopped up and mixed together. Then it’s scooped into hoagie rolls for an easy meal. You really get the perfect bite which makes it so delicious. It’s a family favorite for sure.
If you are looking for the slider version check out my Easy chopped Italian grinder sliders recipe!
Ingredients you need for this sandwich
The great thing about this sandwich or really any, is that fact you can customize it to your own liking. So if you want to add or take away anything, thats totally fine!
The cold cuts: Pepperoni, salami and ham.
The cheese: Provolone cheese
The veggies: Sliced red onion, pepperoncini peppers, iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes.
The flavor: Mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and dried Italian seasoning.
The bread: I used hoagie rolls I bought from the bakery. Use your favorite Italian bread or whatever you prefer.
Making the chopped Italian sandwich
First shred some lettuce and add that to the bottom of your cutting board as the base.
Next add pepperoni, salami, ham, provolone cheese, red onions, pepperoncini peppers and sliced tomatoes. Just pile everything on top of each other.
Next take a sharp knife and chop everything up really well and make sure it’s all mixed together. This is the fun part. Just feel that stress melt away as you chop!
At this point, add mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Then continue to chop again and mix together so everything is incorporated.
Now all there’s left to do is scoop up a heaping pile of this chopped goodness and pile it into toasted hoagie rolls. You get a little bit of everything with each bite and it is so good! Make these in a few minutes and serve right away, or even ahead of time if you need.
When I first posted this recipe on Tik tok a lot of people mentioned it reminded them of hoagie dip. You could absolutely place these ingredients in a large bowl and spread onto toasted baguettes like a dip.
Try these variations:
Feel free to use different ingredients to customize this recipe. That’s the beauty of this sandwich. You can make it however you’d like.
Breads: Try it on sour dough, French bread, or Italian sub rolls.
Meats: If you don’t like any of the cold cuts try roast beef, turkey, or pastrami to mix it up a bit.
Cheeses: Swiss, havarti, and mozzarella are great options here.
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- 4 hoagie or sub rolls
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 6 slices of pepperoni
- 6 slices of salami
- 6 slices of ham
- 6 slices of tomato
- 6 slices of provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup banana peppers
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Start with a base layer of shredded lettuce, then add your meats, cheese, tomatoes, banana peppers and red onions in a pile.
- Chop up everything together, making sure it’s well mixed together.
- Next add mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
- Chop one more time to incorporate.
- Scoop a pile of the chopped Italian ingredients onto a hoagie roll and serve.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Sandwich
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