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The hero sandwich is known by other names in different regions of the country, but it is always a large sandwich on a small bread loaf. This page contains hero sandwich recipes.


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April 24, 20060 found this helpful


  • 1 long loaf Italian bread
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 package refrigerated fully cooked, breaded chicken cutlets (4 cutlets)
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup large pitted ripe black olives, sliced
  • parsley sprigs for garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice loaf of Italian bread horizontally in half. Wrap loaf in foil. Cut center part of tomato into thin slices; dice end pieces. Place chicken cutlets on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake chicken and Italian bread 15 minutes. Remove chicken to plate.


Unwrap Italian bread and return both halves to cookie sheet. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce on bottom half of bread. Alternately arrange tomato slices and chicken cutlets, overlapping, over spaghetti sauce, spooning 2 Tbsp. spaghetti sauce on each chicken cutlet. Sprinkle cheese over hero; bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with sliced olives and diced tomato. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Replace top half of bread. Cut hero into 4 pieces to serve. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 16, 2010


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (26-28oz.)
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  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 long Italian rolls, halved lengthwise


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Dip chicken in egg, then bread crumbs, coating well. In 9x13 inch glass baking dish, arrange chicken. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Pour pasta sauce over chicken, then top with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. To serve, arrange chicken and sauce on rolls.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 jars (1 lb. 10 oz. each) ragu spaghetti sauce
  • 8 italian rolls (halved) about 6 inches long
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


In medium bowl, mix hamburger,eggs,and bread crumbs. Shape into 24 meatballs in 6 qt saucepan, bring spaghetti sauce to a boil over medium heat. Gently stir in meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until meatballs are done. Serve meatballs and sauce in rolls, topped with cheese


You can cut this recipe in 1/2 if a smaller version is needed.

By imaqt1962

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