Italian Heroes

Italian Heroes

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"These flavorful sandwiches can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for later. They are full of flavor and you can vary the ingredients to your taste."
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2 h 10 m servings 1068 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1068 kcal
  • 53%
  • Fat:
  • 56 g
  • 86%
  • Carbs:
  • 96.3g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 48.3 g
  • 97%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 3762 mg
  • 150%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the artichoke hearts, garlic and olive oil. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Slice the sandwich rolls in half lengthwise, and pull out most of the soft bread from the top and bottom. Spread the artichoke paste onto each side of each roll. Place layers of red peppers, arugula, salami, provolone cheese, pepperoncini, olives and onion into the rolls. Press sandwiches together, and wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Place sandwiches in the refrigerator, and place something heavy on top. It helps to place a plate on top, then place cans or any weighted containers on top. I used cottage cheese. Chill for up to 3 hours. Unwrap, cut in half and enjoy.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


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Oh my gosh these were good! Everyone thought I bought them from the Italian deli down the street. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

These were delicious! I needed a recipe to use up rucola, and this was a nice twist! I do not assemble and refrigerate them in advance. The first time I had fresh crispy bread and I wanted it to...

Awesome COLD ...and preferably wrapped in butcher paper. Great for picnics too!

I served this at a bridal shower and everyone thought it was great. Instead of using a 6'' sub I used a whole french bread and cut it into 5 mini sandwiches with a pick to hold it together and...

Wow! So good! I made a couple of small changes- I left the soft bread and did not tear it out, and I served it warm. To serve warm, I wrapped each sandwich in foil and put it in the oven. Th...

These were very good even though the bottom of the bread was soggy (thats why I gave it only 4 stars)!! I didn't see this problem with any other viewer. I used a crusty Italian loaf but might ...

I made them for tailgating at the horse races and they we're perfect - make ahead and just slice the sandwiches there with the wrapper on. Couldn't be easier! That artichoke spread was awesome...

My husband took these to a potluck for guys. He said they disappeared fast! I really liked the artichoke spread. Yummy!

Will definitely make again. I didn't have roasted red peppers so used sun dried tomatoes in their place. Can't wait to use the peppers.

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