Footlong Sandwich

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Footlong Sandwich?

A good footlong sandwich can be hard to find, but they’re always delicious and worth the effort. You know what I’m talking about – that delicious sandwich overflowing with so many ingredients you have to eat it with a fork and knife, just to make sure you get every last bite. The bread is fresh and soft, the vegetables crisp and fresh and the deli meats fresh and flavorful, all enveloped in that tasty deli cheeses that just add to the overall bliss of that good footlong submarine sandwich. It’s the perfect meal to share with friends and family.

Footlong sandwiches are the perfect food for any meal of the day. Whether it be for lunch, dinner or even breakfast, this sandwich will leave you full and satisfied. With fresh bread filled with meats, cheese and vegetables, what’s not to love about this delicious sandwich? It’s no wonder people all over are falling in love with this staple dish. They come with many different types of ingredients like meats, vegetables, cheese, and sauces that can be customized for everyone’s preference!

Footlong sandwiches have been around since the 1800s. Originally, they were called submarine sandwiches and were created to feed the people that built the New York subway system. Today, this American tradition is still going strong with Subway Restaurants serving up footlong sandwiches nationwide.

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Footlong Sandwich

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This footlong sandwich or submarine sandwich starts with a fresh bakery loaf of bread piled high with meats, cheese, and your favorite fixings. Slice and serve this cold cut combo for picnics, easy weeknight meals, or game day snack spreads.

  • Author: My Casual Pantry
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Total Time: :10
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Assemble


  • Bread – Use a whole, unsliced loaf from the bakery section of your supermarket. I love sourdough, but any variety works. Try Italian, whole wheat, or whole grain. Focaccia would be delicious too!
  • Spreads – Top the bread with mayonnaise, mustard (this deli-style mustard is my favorite), Thousand Island dressing, or even pesto.
  • Meats – I use a classic combination of roast beef, turkey, and ham. Add what you love, such as salami, corned beef, pastrami, soppressata, or mortadella.
  • Cheese – My go-to combo is Swiss and Colby Jack (or Pepper Jack). Other great options are Cheddar, American, Muenster, Gouda, or Provolone.
  • Fixings – Pile on your favorite toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, peppers, and olives.


  1. Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Spread one side with mayo and the other side with mustard.
  2. Layer the bread with lettuce, cheese, meat, and tomatoes. Add additional toppings as desired.
  3. Slice and serve. Use food picks to hold the sandwich together, if desired.
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