Toasted Italian Grinders

Whether you call this mouthwatering sandwich a grinder, hoagie, sub, hero, or spuckie, this hearty sandwich is bursting with flavor and is sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites.

Try this easy-to-follow recipe from Functional Medicine Los Angeles, a renowned functional medicine Burbank provider!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 12-15” loaf of Italian bread
  • 6-8 slices Mortadella
  • 6-8 slices Soppressata
  • 6-8 slices prosciutto
  • 6-8 slices salami
  • 6-8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6-8 slices provolone cheese
  • 5 T. Mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 T. Red wine vinegar2 T. Pickle relish1 t. Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and place pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. sliced banana peppers
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small iceberg lettuce head, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 3 T. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  1. Preheat the broiler to 400° F. For easy cleanup our functional medicine Studio City doctors suggest you line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the Italian loaf in half lengthwise and place on the baking sheet.
  3. On the bottom half of the bread, evenly layer and distribute all the deli meats.
  4. On the top half of the bread, evenly layer and distribute the cheese slices.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven. Functional medicine Los Angeles experts suggest you broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread has become nice and crispy.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, make the salad mixture by whisking the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, pickle relish, and Italian seasoning together. Season to taste with a small pinch of salt and black pepper.
  7. Add banana peppers, red onion, and iceberg lettuce.
  8. Toss to combine.
  9. Remove the bread from the oven.
  10. Pile on the salad mixture. Our Hollywood functional medicine doctors suggest topping with tomato slices and grated Parmesan cheese.
  11. Slice into four hearty sandwiches and enjoy!

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