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Turkey Italian Hoagie

This scrumptious homemade Turkey Italian Hoagie is filled with turkey, ham, salami, cheese, veggies, and a red wine vinegar dressing. It’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner!

Hoagies, subs, grinders, heroes…What do you call them? Here in PA where I live, they’re most often called hoagies. Whatever the name, they are absolutely delicious.

This Turkey Italian Hoagie is my version of the classic, and it’s one of my all-time favorite sandwiches!

Don’t you just love a good sandwich? I never get tired of them. They’re the obvious choice for lunch, of course, but I also often have sandwich night for a simple, speedy supper when I don’t feel like cooking (and I use paper plates so there’s not many dishes to do!).

There’s no need to get takeout when you can make a hoagie at home in just a few minutes that tastes just as good (if not better!). Plus, it’s less expensive!

A classic Italian hoagie is usually made with meats like mortadella, capicola, and prosciutto. While they’re all delicious, I can’t always get them at my grocery store, so I make my Italian hoagie with readily-available deli meat – turkey, ham, and salami – and it’s so good I really don’t miss them!

Now, especially when it comes to turkey and ham, there is high-quality deli meat that is very close to the real thing. And then there are those that make you wonder what the heck you are eating.

Please get the good stuff. It’s worth it, and it will make a big difference!

whole turkey italian hoagie on a white plate

IT’S (ALMOST) ALL ABOUT THE BREAD!

While the quality of the filling is very important, in my opinion, it’s often the bread that makes or breaks a sandwich!

You could have great filling, but if you have a not-so-great bread, you’ll likely be a bit disappointed in your sandwich. If you have an okay filling, awesome bread can somehow make that sandwich seem so much better.

Combine great filling with awesome bread, and you’re guaranteed an amazing sandwich!

For this hoagie, be sure to use a good and sturdy yet soft and chewy hoagie roll. There are a lot of ingredients piled onto that roll, and you don’t want it falling apart. It should be about 10 to 12 inches long.

I often find that the best rolls are the freshly-baked ones in the bakery section of the grocery store, and sometimes there are really good rolls from specialty bakeries near the deli counter.

The rolls in the bread aisle – although fine for other things – are often too soft and flimsy for a sandwich like this.

turkey italian hoagie cut in half on a white plate

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:

  • Hoagie roll (about 10 to 12 inches long)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Provolone cheese
  • Salami
  • Deli ham (I use Black Forest)
  • Deli turkey (I use oven-roasted)
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder

HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE A TURKEY ITALIAN HOAGIE:

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TIPS & TIDBITS:

  • The amounts of each ingredient used are just guidelines based on how I like to make this sandwich. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit your own individual tastes.
  • Don’t skip the salt and pepper. It adds extra flavor and makes the sandwich extra delicious!
  • If you like sweet and/or hot peppers, they would be an excellent addition to this hoagie.
  • If you are planning to make this hoagie ahead of time or are packing it in a lunchbox for later, I recommend not adding the dressing until you are ready to eat it because it can make the sandwich soggy while it sits. Wrap the hoagie, put it in the refrigerator, and put the dressing in a small container so it can be added later.
  • This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or scaled up to make as many hoagies as you need!
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This is a hearty and filling sandwich that can feed one to two people depending on your appetites (David and I can easily eat one each for dinner, but for lunch we might split one).

Serve it up with some chips and pickles for a yummy and satisfying meal!

I hope you try this Turkey Italian Hoagie recipe and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Turkey Italian Hoagie

This scrumptious homemade Turkey Italian Hoagie is filled with turkey, ham, salami, cheese, veggies, and a red wine vinegar dressing. It's perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 (to 2)
Estimated Calories: 872

Ingredients

  • 1 hoagie roll, about 10 to 12 inches long
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ounces provolone cheese
  • ounces salami
  • ounces deli ham
  • ounces deli turkey
  • cup shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 slices tomato, halved
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Split the hoagie rolls down the middle lengthwise, but don't cut all the way through (you want to open it up like a book).
  • Spread the mayonnaise evenly on one side of the roll.
  • Add the provolone cheese, salami, ham, and turkey.
  • Add the lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt.
  • If serving immediately, drizzle the dressing on the hoagie and enjoy! If not serving immediately, wrap the hoagie and refrigerate without the dressing. Add the dressing to the hoagie when serving. This will keep the hoagie from getting soggy while it sits.

Notes

  • The amounts for the cheese and meats are given as weights because slices can vary depending on how thick the deli slices them. Usually, about 2 slices of each will equal the weights shown. It’s totally fine if you have a little more or less.
  • The amounts of each ingredient used are just guidelines based on how I like to make this sandwich. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit your own individual tastes.
  • If you like sweet and/or hot peppers, they would be an excellent addition to this hoagie.
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