Side view of hero sandwich on dark gray plate.

Quick Hero Sandwich Recipe

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Sandwiches are delicious year-round, but there is something to be said about eating the perfect sandwich in the heat of summer. When you don’t want to heat up your kitchen, this hero sandwich is just right for lunch or dinner.

Top view of hero sandwich

This sandwich has three kinds of meat, five crunchy vegetables, three sauces, and cheddar cheese on a giant French roll. It was filling and delicious.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • French rolls
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Green Pepper
  • Onion
  • Caraway Seeds
  • Dill Pickles
  • Cheddar Cheese
Ingredients for Hero Sandwich.

Equipment You May Need

  • Bread Knife
  • Butter Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Cutting Board

Helpful Tips

  • Cut up vegetables ahead of time.
  • Place prepared ingredients out so each person can assemble their sandwich to their liking.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use different types of lunchmeat, depending on your preferences.
  • Instead of cheddar cheese, use pepper jack or Swiss to change the flavors.
  • Add sliced olives.
  • Use French dressing in place of Italian dressing.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

A Hero Sandwich would go great with Mexican Macaroni Salad or my Recipe for Grape Salad. For dessert, you could have No Bake Brownies. This Reuben Sandwich is also delicious.

Final Thoughts

Hero sandwiches are great in the summer when you don’t want to cook but still want a filling and nutritious meal. All of the food groups are covered in one sandwich!

Top view of hero sandwich

Hero Sandwich

Heidi Bruaw
Elevate your lunch game with a hero sandwich—a culinary hero featuring a symphony of flavors, textures, and the perfect balance of ingredients that will have you craving more.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4 Giant French Rolls
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 16 Lettuce Leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes medium, sliced
  • 1 Package Turkey 3 ounces, thinly sliced lunchmeat
  • 1 Package Beef 3 ounces, thinly sliced lunchmeat
  • 1 Package Ham 3 ounces, thinly sliced lunchmeat
  • 1 Green Pepper cut in strips
  • 1 Onion thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons Caraway Seeds
  • 2 Dill Pickles sliced
  • 8 Slices Cheddar Cheese


  • Cut rolls in half lengthwise.
  • Spread with mustard and mayonnaise to your liking.
  • Add Italian dressing, salt, and pepper.
  • On the bottom half of the roll add: lettuce, tomatoes, turkey, green peppers, onions, caraway seeds, beef, dill pickles, ham, and cheddar cheese.
  • Top with more lettuce.
  • Add top of roll.
Keyword Hero Sandwich

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