Spicy Italian Subs Deli Delight Recipe

Our Spicy Italian Subs Deli Delight, the result of the listed recipe.

There’s nothing like a thick and juicy Italian deli sub! Start things off with with a mix of Italian herbs and spices, before adding in a vibrant combination of red onion, red bell pepper, olives and capers, sautéed in a splash of red wine vinegar! Layer in a variety of slizes deli meats, topping with a generous helping of melted mozzarella, then baking it all together on a rustic baguette for a delicious homemade creation! A chilled Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect accompaniment for this delicious Italian treat!

Prepping a Spicy Italian Subs Deli Delight


Spicy Italian Subs Deli Delight!
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon basil
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
• 1/4 cup of green olives, pitted and halved
• 1/2 tablespoon capers
• Salt to taste
• 4 ounces sliced salami
• 4 ounces sliced ham
• 4 ounces sliced provolone
• 4 ounces sliced pepperoni
• 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
• 1 16-inch French baguette

1. In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, chili flakes, oregano, and basil. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
3. Add the bell pepper, reserved seasoning mix, and vinegar. Stir to coat. Cook until the peppers begin to soften, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
4. Add the olives and capers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper is softened and the onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes more.
5. Preheat oven to 375 F.
6. Spread the butter onto one side of the French baguette. Arrange the salami, ham, provolone, pepperoni, and mozzarella over the butter side of the baguette, then top with the onion-pepper mixture. Place onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
7. Place the sandwich in the preheated oven and bake until cheese is melted, bread is lightly browned, and vegetables are heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Wine: A chilled Sauvignon Blanc will pair nicely with this Italian sub!

Creating the Perfect Spicy Italian Sub Deli Delight

Nothing beats a thick and juicy Italian deli sub and making your own at home is easier than you may think! Start by blending together Italian herbs and spices to give your sub a zesty kick. Next add in a vibrant combination of red onion, red bell pepper, olives, and capers that are sautéed in a splash of red wine vinegar. Then layer on your favorite deli meats and top it all with a generous helping of melted mozzarella cheese. Finally, bake it together on a rustic baguette for a homemade Italian sub that’s sure to hit the spot! A chilled Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect accompaniment for this delicious Italian treat!

Why People Love Italian Subs

The idea of having a meal featuring all the flavor of an Italian deli sandwich is hard to resist! By adding in a blend of herbs, spices, and flavorful vegetables, this sub elevates the classic deli sandwich to something that is truly special. Plus, with all the ingredients already cooked, this dish can be prepped and ready to eat in no time, making it an ideal choice for busy families.

Gluten Free Options

Making this Italian sub gluten free is relatively easy. The most important change is to substitute the baguette for a gluten free alternative. These days, there are many different types of gluten free breads available, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits the bill. Additionally, be sure to check the ingredients list on the deli meats to make sure they are also gluten free.

Vegan Alternatives

The vegan version of this Italian sub relies quite heavily on substituting the deli meat and mozzarella with vegan alternatives. When it comes to finding vegan meat substitutes, there are a plethora of options in grocery stores these days, from vegan pepperoni and salami to deli slices and nuggets. To replace the cheese, you’ll want to opt for a vegan mozzarella cheese that has a meltable texture. Combining these vegan alternatives will give your sub all the flavor and bulk of the traditional variety.

If you like this sandwich recipe, check out this Maple Bourbon Chicken & Waffle Sandwich or this delicious Grilled Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich. You can also check out the full Sandwich Archive!

If you are left with some questions, there are so many other information archives out there!
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