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Party Sub

close up shot of a Party Sub with slices missing on a plate
Stacked with meat, cheese, and veggies, this party sub is the perfect addition to your game day menu.
Prep Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 460 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 loaves frozen white bread loaf dough (1-pound loaves) (Once thawed, you will cut one of the loaves in half so that you have a total of 1½ pounds of white bread dough - see step 3)
  • ½ head small iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced thin (⅛ to ¼-inch thick)
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin (⅛ to ¼-inch thick)
  • pound deli provolone cheese, thin sliced
  • ½ pound deli tavern ham, thin sliced
  • ¼ pound mortadella, thin sliced
  • ¼ pound capicola, thin sliced
  • ¼ pound Genoa salami, thin sliced
  • ¼ pound sandwich pepperoni, thin sliced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Instructions
 

  • Spray a standard (12 cup) bundt pan with baker's spray and set it aside.
  • Remove the 2 (1-pound) loaves of the frozen white bread dough and thaw according to package directions. I thawed mine on the counter, and it took 1½ to 2 hours.
  • Once thawed, you will cut one of the bread loaves in half, giving you a total of 1½ pounds of thawed white bread dough that you will use. You can discard the extra piece of thawed dough or do something else with it.
  • Shape the two thawed pieces (the 1-pound and one of the ½-pound pieces) of the white bread dough into a long rope shape about 16 inches long. You will need to pinch the two pieces together to form a ring. Place the ring into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan. Make sure that the ring is as symmetrical as possible so that your baked sub ring is evenly shaped.
  • Cover the bundt pan with a piece of plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise on the counter for 3 to 6 hours, or according to your package directions, so that your dough doubles in size. This time varies greatly due to the temperature in your home. If it is very cool or very warm, the dough will rise accordingly.
  • Once your dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the baked bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once completely cool, slice your bundt-shaped bread loaf in half horizontally and place it onto a serving tray.
  • Remove the top half of your sub loaf and place it to the side. On the bottom half, start by layering the provolone cheese, overlapping the slices, to cover the entire circle loaf.
  • Next, you will place the tavern ham slices, folded in half and overlapping, to cover the provolone cheese slices. You will follow that with the mortadella, then the capicola, the genoa salami, and finally the sandwich pepperoni slices.
  • Carefully top the layers of meat with the shredded iceberg lettuce.
  • Separate the onion slices into individual rings, arrange them on top of the lettuce, and follow that with the tomato slices.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and yellow mustard. Generously spoon the sauce over the top of the vegetables and place the top of the bread that was set to the side onto the top of the party sub.
  • Slice your party sub into eight equal portions.

Notes

Note: For this party sub, I chose classic Italian sub meats and cheese. You can make whatever meat and cheese combinations you prefer. A great party sub combination is Muenster cheese with turkey breast, ham, roast beef, lettuce, and tomato. The options are endless and very customizable.
 
Note: If you do not want to take the time to thaw, proof, and bake the white bread loaves, you can substitute 2 (11-ounce) cans of the refrigerated french bread loaves that come in the tube. Pillsbury brand makes an original french bread option. This is an easy shortcut, but you will need to follow the package directions for bake times. You will place the 2 loaves into the prepared bundt pan and pinch the ends together just like the thawed white bread loaves.
 
Note: You can thaw, rise and bake your loaf of bread the day before you plan to assemble and serve your party sub. Do not slice your loaf until you are ready to assemble, as this will keep your bread loaf fresher. You will want to allow your baked bread to cool completely, then you can wrap it in plastic wrap, or you can store it in a bundt cake carrier until you are ready to assemble your party sub.
 
Note: If you do not want to place the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce onto the party sub when assembling it, you can place the sauce into a small serving dish and allow your guests to add it to their personal servings. Alternatively, you can omit the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce and replace them with a red wine vinegar dressing. Both options are delicious. 
 
Note: A bundt cake carrier is a great way to store, serve and transport your party sub. These have sturdy lids that lock into place and will keep your sub covered easily while it is being stored in the refrigerator or transported to an event.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1730mgCalcium: 166mgVitamin C: 6mgVitamin A: 539IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 348mgCholesterol: 83mgCalories: 460kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 39gProtein: 24gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 1mg