The viral chopped Italian sandwich recipe

Chopped Italian sandwich

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. 

Meats, cheese and veggies for an Italian sandwich

Making the chopped Italian sandwich

First shred some lettuce and add that to the bottom of your cutting board as the base. 

Shredded lettuce

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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Chopped Italian Sandwich

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  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 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.


  1. Start with a base layer of shredded lettuce, then add your meats, cheese, tomatoes, banana peppers and red onions in a pile.
  2. Chop up everything together, making sure it’s well mixed together.
  3. Next add mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Chop one more time to incorporate.
  5. Scoop a pile of the chopped Italian ingredients onto a hoagie roll and serve.
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Sandwich

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        1. Great recipe, making it again today. Has anyone tried adding pickles? Wanna try it but don’t want to ruin the recipe lol

  1. I made it and this was wonderful! I put it in a skillet and heated for a few minutes . I also added a bit of pesto to the dressing. Thank you for sharing this! My husband love it as well and asked “What is this called?” I said they don’t name things on Instagram… then I named it “Jordons Jamwhich. ”

    1. We have a hard time finding easy and delicious recipes during a busy work week. Made this tonight and it’s delicious. We will be adding it to our favorites!! Thank you!

  2. This was delicious! Pretty easy to make and such a big head! I am definitely saving this recipe.

  3. Surprised how well this came out. For some reason the “chopped” aspect makes it taste better than if everything was normal and whole, lol

  4. Made this for two 20-something guy friends. They are then so quickly I think they forgot to chew!

  5. Hey Jordan! I just recreated your recipe exactly for the Chopped Italian Subs and they were absolutely delicious! My entire family love them and I just wanted to thank you! Great recipe and love the website too! Nice job!!

    1. Thanks so much! Glad the whole family enjoyed and hopefully you’ll try a few more recipes!

  6. This sandwich is simple and delicious! I was really surprised with the amount of flavor and how chopping it up really makes it! I will definitely be putting this in the rotation.

  7. This recipe is SO good! We made it for our family bbq and it was the first thing gone. 12/10 recommend.

  8. I would like to make this for a party. Is it best if it is served right after it is made or can I make it ahead of time? Thanks

  9. My husband saw the instagram and made these for dinner. Sooo good is right! Thank you for the recipe. We will make again

  10. finally got around to making these after saving the recipe on Instagram a few weeks ago. Quick and easy and oh so delicious! This will definitely be something I make on a regular basis.

  11. Hands down the easiest and most delicious recipe. It will be in our weekly rotation for sure! So glad I stumbled upon your Instagram. Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes.

  12. Made this tonight for dinner and it was a huge hit with the whole family. I made it exactly like the recipe called for and I give it 2 👍🏼👍🏼 up!! So good!

  13. My husband had a great idea to make the chopped Italian sub for a lake day! We chopped everything minus the Mayo, oil, and vinegar (those were added to a separate container) and placed in Tupperware overnight. Mixed everything together once we were ready to eat and scooped onto hoagie rolls! Easiest sandwiches on the boat, hands down! So good!

  14. Saw this on Instagram and I do love a good sandwich! We made this today and it was easy and delicious. We will definitely chop up some other sandwiches in the future as it’s quick and good.

  15. Soo delicious! Made it for dinner while camping and it was the best meal of the trip! Added chopped pickles and tapenade too!

    Thank you for sharing your great recipes!

    1. I made these for dinner last night and they were soooo good!! I did add some black olives to the mix as well. My boys ate every bit, so no leftovers for me. That’s okay it’s so easy to make! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  16. I made this over the weekend! It was a BIG HIT—so good, it’ll make ya wanna slap somebody! Perfect sandwich for hot summer days!

  17. Made this today after church, did sub bread and wraps. So fast to make and delicious. Everyone enjoyed. Definitely make again.

  18. The only changes I made were to sub the banana peppers with sliced pepperoncini peppers and to use a few tablespoons of an Italian vinaigrette I had on hand in place of the oil and vinegar. We loved this sandwich! We had it for dinner, then lunch, and then again for dinner. So fresh tasting and delicious. Thank you!

  19. Family of 7 here, including a picky 4 year old who only likes cauliflower (lol). Every single person loved it! We’ve had it 3 times in the last 2 weeks on toasted whole wheat French bread loaf. I made it exactly as the recipe calls and it was excellent, then we modified it for experimental purposes and still loved it. We keep it in a big bowl in the fridge and surprisingly it’s just as delicious the next day for lunch despite the fact that lettuce gets “soggy”. Nope! Or maybe we just don’t care! Haha. We’ve subbed bananas peppers with bread and butter pickles and still a thumbs up! I love that I can sneak in veggies like finely chopped carrot and celery and green olive and they hardly notice. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks Katie for the super nice review! I’m so glad your whole family loves it! It’s always a win when you can sneak in some veggies too without sacrificing on flavor.

  20. So good, finally, finally made this for dinner.

    I got to use my new food dicer/ chopper & experiment with the size and found out what is capable of. Not usefully with cheese slices on the smallest squares, perhaps if they were par-froze! 😉

    Thank you for the outline! Twas a hit!

  21. Made this tonight for dinner, and it was amazing!!! The flavors mixed well together and it was overall well balanced. Will make again.

  22. This was so amazing made this for dinner for me and hubs and he went back for seconds lol. This will be a new favorite dinner especially in the summer!

  23. I made this for one of the football games. It was delicious. Took my husband and I a few days to eat. But well worth it. Will make again.
    Thank you Jorden! 😋

  24. I made this today and it is wonderful! I did not add the lettuce. I am the only one eating it so I thought the lettuce might wilt. I add the lettuce when I make the sandwich. I also used deli turkey instead of ham and turkey pepperoni instead of regular pepperoni. Thank you so much. I will be recommending this recipe to my children.

  25. I made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a hit! So many people asked for the recipe. It was easy to make and the flavor is great served on a fresh hoagie roll.

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