Here’s how you can make your own subs, just in case you can’t get the subs from your local Jersey Mikes.

It wasn’t all that long ago when a bunch of (about 8 guys) were all jonesing for sub sandwiches. For us, that basically meant a visit to Jersey Mike’s subs. The thing is, it can get a bit pricey for a sub if you go with Jersey Mike’s. And at that time, we really didn’t have a lot of money between us.

Of course, it can be argued that it’s worth every cent to get that Jersey Mike’s Sub when you have a serious hankering for it. But there are plenty of possible reasons why you may want to do your own version of these subs.

  • Maybe you don’t have enough money (it happens).
  • Perhaps you don’t have a conveniently located Jersey Mike’s near where you live or work.
  • Or Covid caused your nearby Jersey Mike to close temporarily (that’s bad) or even for good (that’s really bad).

The good news is that you can easily make your own sandwiches. We have these recipes. All you need to do is to stock up on the ingredients, so you can make your sandwich anytime you choose. And stock up on plenty of these ingredients, in case you have friends and family come over.

It’s also great that these sandwiches aren’t all that complicated. They’re easy enough to make. And you don’t even have to use up a lot of time. You just have to cut the ingredients, and maybe cook the meats. When those jobs are done, then it’s all a matter of setting the sandwiches up with the right arrangement of ingredients.

Bacon and Turkey Subs for 8


  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons of dried basil)
  • 1 loaf (about 1 pound) of French bread
  • ¾ pound of sliced deli smoked turkey
  • 12 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 1 large apple, sliced
  • 12 cooked bacon strips

What to Do

  1. Use a small bowl to mix the mayo and the basil.
  2. Horizontally cut the French bread in half.
  3. Spread the open faces of the bread with the mayo-basil mixture.
  4. Layer the bottom half of the bread with the smoked turkey, cheddar cheese, slices of apple, and cooked bacon strips.
  5. Set the top part of the bread on top, and cut the bread into 8 slices.

What we really liked about this recipe is that it doesn’t take a whole of time and effort. It takes only about 20 minutes to prepare, as long as you have all the ingredients. Basically, the most time-consuming aspects are cooking the bacon strips and slicing the apple.

This gives you about 524 calories, and with 32g of protein to boot. You also only get 4g of added sugars, so it’s not all that bad. The sodium level is a bit high at 1202mg, but that’s true of most subs anyway.

Jersey Mike’s Italian Sub Recipe

This takes longer to do, since it requires more ingredients.


  • 8 pieces of Italian Bread
  • 4 cups of sliced Provolone Cheese
  • 1 pound of sliced ham
  • 1 pound of sliced Genoa Salami
  • 1 pound of sliced capocollo
  • 1 pound of sliced prosciutto
  • 3 cups of pepperoni slices
  • 4 heads of iceberg lettuce
  • 4 medium pieces of red onions
  • 4 tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp of kosher salt

What to Do

  1. Start by slicing all the bread pieces horizontally so you get 2 halves each.
  2. Chop and shred the 4 heads of lettuce.
  3. Slices the tomatoes.
  4. Slice the red onions too, but make sure you get thinner slices.
  5. Now it’s time to add the sandwich layers, starting with the provolone cheese. Just use half a cup (you have 4 cups) of provolone cheese for each sandwich.
  6. Then add the ham, Genoa salami, capocollo, prosciutto, and pepperoni slices. Make sure you spread everything evenly across all the sub bases.
  7. Top your meats with the onion slices first, before laying on the lettuce and tomato.
  8. For each sandwich, add half a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, and then half a tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
  9. Now put in the half a teaspoon of dried oregano along with the half a teaspoon of kosher salt.
  10. Cut each sandwich in half for easier eating, and have fun.

Final Words

You can also customize these sandwiches to make sure they fit your particular preferences nicely. And you can always experiment by replacing various ingredients. Change the meats and see how the sandwich turns out. These are the types of experiments that seem to go well no matter what!

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