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Mon, May 01 2017 post by Tina From mommyskitchen.net

Italian Subs with Shortcut Hoagie Rolls

Semi-homemade Hoagie Rolls made from Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls and perfect to make your favorite sub sandwiches.

Italian Subs with Shortcut Hoagie Rolls Hi everyone! It's Tina from Mommy's Kitchen. Summer is quickly approaching which means my dinner menu will soon be changing from all our favorite winter comfort foods that we love to more fresh and easy meals that don't heat up the kitchen. When the mercury starts to rise here in Texas I seem to lose my motivation in the kitchen.

Who wants to cook when it's 100 degrees outside? Not me, so I tend to rely on crock pot meals, cooking on the grill, taking advantage of summer produce with dinner salads, grilled veggies, grilled pizza, wraps and enjoying some of our favorite sandwiches and hoagies. We actually eat sub sandwiches at least one a month throughout the year, so it's not just a summer in my house.  

Italian Subs with Shortcut Hoagie Rolls For me part of what makes a good sub sandwich always starts with the bread. I like a soft, chewy roll with a bit of crispiness on the outside. Not too crispy that the hoagie roll crumbles, but just enough that roll stays together. Decent Hoagie rolls are pretty pricey in the grocery store, so I don't buy them that often.

Instead, I've started making my own hoagie rolls and I actually like them much better than store bought. Since I don't have a lot of time to go full homemade, I rely on my favorite Rhodes Frozen Dough to make my hoagies. 

You can use frozen dinner rolls or Rhodes frozen bread loaves. My grocery store doesn't keep my favorite bread loaves in stock as often as I like, so I use the frozen dinner rolls and they turn out perfect every time. I usually bake up a big batch and freeze them, so we always have sub rolls on hand, especially when it's hot outside.

Italian Subs with Shortcut Hoagie Rolls A few of my favorite sandwiches to use these delicious hoagie rolls are, brats and peppers, meatball subs, french dips, PO-boys and this delicious Italian Sub pictured above.  Let's get started and I will show you how easy it is to make these shortcut Hoagie rolls and you can make your own Italian Subs!

Hoagie Roll IngredientsStart by thawing 12 frozen dinner rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray. You want the rolls to be soft, but still cold.  

Hoagie Roll Directions FirstCombine 3 dinner rolls on a floured surface and roll into a ball. (you will use 3 dinner rolls to make on hoagie roll). If you use the Texas dinner rolls, you'll only need 2 thawed rolls per hoagie.  
Hoagie Roll Directions twoUsing both hands roll the dough ball into a rope about (2 - 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long). Place the dough back onto the baking pan.  

Hoagie Rolls Rising Cover the rolls lightly with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double in size (about 2 hours) in a warm, draft free place.

Baked Shortcut Hoagie RollsRemove plastic wrap and bake for 15 - 20 or until golden brown. I use the convection feature on my oven for the last 5 - 10 minutes (making sure to watch closely). Remove from oven, cool completely before assembling sandwiches.


Italian Subs with Shortcut Hoagie Rolls To assemble cut the bread in half lengthwise. Layer the cheese and meat on the bottom of the bread. Top the meat and cheese with sliced onions, shredded lettuce, tomato, black olives, pepperoncinis or banana pepper rings (if using). Drizzle red wine vinegar and olive oil over the top of your sandwich fixens and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy! 

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Italian Subs With Shortcut Hoagie Rolls

Servings: 4 | Skills: | Prep Time: 25 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 15-20 min

Italian Subs With Shortcut Hoagie Rolls
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Ingredients

12 - Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls. thawed but still cold 
1/2 - pound cooked ham, or capicioa, sliced
1/2 - pound sandwich pepperoni, sliced
1/2 - pound Genoa salami, sliced
1/2 - pound provolone cheese slices
1/2 - medium purple onion sliced 
1/2 - head lettuce, shredded 
1 - large tomato sliced
1 - 4 ounce can sliced black olives, drained
1 - cup pepperoncinis
1 - cup banana pepper slices
4 - tablespoons olive oil
4 - tablespoon red wine vinegar 
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Place 12 frozen dinner rolls on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or spray with non-stick baking spray. Thaw rolls until soft, but still cold. 

Combine 3 dinner rolls on a floured surface and roll into a ball. Using your hands roll the dough ball into a rope about (2 - 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long).  Place the dough back onto the baking pan. 

Cover the rolls lightly with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double in size (about 2 hours) in a warm, draft free place.

Remove plastic wrap and bake for 15 - 20 or until golden brown. I use the convection feature on my oven for the last 5 - 10 minutes (making sure to watch closely). 

Remove from oven, cool completely before assembling sandwiches. 

To assemble cut the bread in half lengthwise.  Layer the cheese and meat on the bottom of the bread. 

Top the meat and cheese with sliced onions, shredded lettuce, tomato, black olives, pepperoncinis or banana peppers (if using). 

Drizzle red wine vinegar and olive oil over the top of your sandwich fixens and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Servings - 4  

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