Hormel Pepperoni, Mozzarella, & Basil Sub Recipe!

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An easy and delicious recipe for Pepperoni, Mozzarella, and Basil subs! | nyctalon.com

I often wonder what the contents of my fridge would look like to an outsider. Jars of capers stuffed next to pre-made creme brulee just waiting to be torched. There are some ingredients that have a way quicker turnover rate than others. Among these oft-used items are mozzarella, fresh basil, and Hormel pepperoni – which as it happens are the star ingredients for this tasty Pepperoni Basil Mozzarella Sub recipe.

An easy and delicious recipe for Pepperoni, Mozzarella, and Basil subs! | nyctalon.com

The day I was putting this together I had just come back from a big day of finals and I was absolutely ravenous. I was literally so hungry that my stomach sounded like it was starting its own radio talk show. The downside to being this hungry (besides, you know, being hangry) is that I suddenly develop the patience of an infant. Fortunately, this sandwich is super quick and easy to make – a short time was enough time to put these together, take photos, and avoid my stomach growlings from being the source of any further embarrassment – which in my book equals a recipe for success!

Layer in plenty of pepperoni

An easy and delicious recipe for Pepperoni, Mozzarella, and Basil subs! | nyctalon.com


1 Baguette/Sub/Hoagie

1 Bunch of freshly clean & dried basil

1 lb of Mozzarella, sliced

1 Pkg of Hormel Original Pepperoni

¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 Bunch of Spring Mix Lettuce or Arugula

You start off with a solid sub (or baguette) and layer in your pepperoni, mozzarella, and basil. Slide this in the oven for about 15 minutes or until your cheese is all melty. Now, you could always douse your sandwich with balsamic vinegar however this tends to make the bread soggy – so I recommend you throw together this simple vinaigrette, toss it in some of your favorite salad greens (I prefer mixed greens or arugula) and slide it in between your sandwich for loads of flavor and none of the mess.

An easy and delicious recipe for Pepperoni, Mozzarella, and Basil subs! | nyctalon.com

Hormel Pepperoni is my favorite because it has bold flavor that goes so well with the creaminess of the mozzarella, and sweetness of the balsamic vinegar. I’ve made these for my family and they love them – they’re perfect for cold evenings, and also make great lunches.

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  1. December 14, 2014 / 1:09 am

    Gorgeous photos! I want to take a bite out of my screen right now. I love a good sub and this one is going to have to be on my short-list to make soon. Thanks for sharing. #client

  2. December 18, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Those look amazing! I added the ingredients to my grocery list!

    • The NYC Talon
      May 29, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Myrah! I don’t use arugula often, but it works so well with these!

  3. December 18, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Yummy!! Looks great with the melted cheese!

    • The NYC Talon
      May 29, 2015 / 9:28 pm

      Yes – I’m all about that melty cheese – it’s the best!

  4. December 18, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    My husband would love these! Ill have to make them for him, perfect timing I go grocery shopping tomorrow.

    • The NYC Talon
      May 29, 2015 / 9:28 pm

      Love it – they’re perfect for a road trip! 🙂

  5. December 19, 2014 / 9:41 am

    I bet that was a tasty sandwich. I use to eat those all of the time.

  6. December 19, 2014 / 10:29 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I get so tired of the same old sandwiches, so this is a nice change of pace.

  7. December 19, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    OMG! This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make my own. Putting Hormel pepperoni on my grocery list today!

  8. December 19, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    You know, as soon as I saw the fresh basil, I was hooked. I could it right from the plant!

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