Some local pizza places have been putting out these ads lately for their sub sandwiches that look so good. All that melted cheese and fresh meat and veggies, mmmmm. I knew I could make homemade sub sandwiches just as good, if not better, and better for us, here at home. They were a hit! Kent and the kids raved like crazy, and we all know how nice that is when we nail it now and then. Here’s how I made them:
Homemade Sub Sandwiches
- Make homemade buns (That link is to the recipe for my pizza crust – after the first rise, just roll the dough in your buttered hands into big balls and lay them on a buttered cookie sheet and let them rise well before baking. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350* ‘til golden brown. You could also shape them so that they come out like hoagie-style buns (wider than a hot dog bun and a nice size for subs). Scroll down there to find the updated recipe I added later that calls for molasses, only for this I used a bit less molasses and a little more honey.
- Mix up some homemade mayo or homemade ranch dressing.
- After the buns have cooled a bit, slice them in half (I use a steak knife, but any serrated knife would work).
- Spread with soft butter and broil ‘til they’re a little crispy and just starting to get golden. Watch them close or they can burn fast.
- Use whatever cheese you’d like, I had cheddar and Monterey Jack, so I used some of each. Broil until melted. Again, keep a close eye on them.
- Make your sandwich with whatever meat you have. I had some sliced ham from our farmer, you could also use leftover chicken, turkey or roast beef. (See my post on lunch meats: Are all Dietz and Watson or Boars Head Lunch Meats Natural?)
- Add your favorite condiments, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, cucumber, avocado, or whatever you like. (Do you like anything on your subs that I forgot?)
Let me know what you think!
- This French Dip recipe is yummy, too.
- Need some new ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
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Your rolls look wonderful! I don’t have a bread machine but I really want to make these. I hate the store bought rolls!
Yum! These look like a great meal that my family would love!
I love sub sandwiches. I have never tried to make buns – I am going to have to!
I’m drooling! (not a very attractive sight, let me tell you!) It makes me wish I hadn’t broken our oven a few weeks ago. I wonder if your rolls would bake okay in our thousand-year-old teeny tiny toaster oven (I’ve been using the breadmaker, which has been a lifesaver!).