Awesome Swiss and Mozzarella Ham Hoagies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

We used to love to go to this old family owned drive-in restaurant called Romano's. These hoagies were incredible! This is my version of them. They closed years ago unfortunately. :(

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 hoagie rolls, split, bottom half hollowed out leaving a 1/2 shell
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, more if needed
  • 16 slices virginia-baked ham, boiled ham (thin slices) or 16 slices leftover ham (thin slices)
  • 12 cup Italian salad dressing, more if needed
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 slices tomatoes (very thin slices)


  1. Spread inside bottoms of rolls with mayo. Toss ham slices in dressing.
  2. Pile ham inside rolls, don’t lay flat.
  3. Mix cheeses together, pile on top of ham. Wrap each in foil loosely, sealing top of foil closed.
  4. Bake in 350º oven for 20 minutes or til heated through and cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Spread top rolls with butter and broil til butter is melted and tops are lightly toasted.
  7. While tops are toasting, open foil and top hoagies with lettuce tossed in a little salt and pepper, then top with tomato slices.
  8. Do this fairly quickly so your tops don’t burn under the broiler!
  9. Then place on tops and enjoy!
  10. *You can spread tops with additional mayo if desired.


Most Helpful

Made this a couple weeks ago! I think this is as good as any sub that I've had lately, thou I am not a big sub fan! It turned out very well. My only suggestion is not to use to much mayo on the bottom, it will over whelm the sandwich.

Timothy H. March 11, 2015

I baked a ham yesterday and decided to make this recipe to go with some leftover soup in the refrig,for dinner today. I really liked this hoagie. Its Better than alot of sandwich shops..I omitted the 4 tblsp butter.And just lightly brushed butter over the tops to broil. And you really do have to watch them closely..Next time I make them they will be better...Thank U for this recipe..

Potluck December 07, 2009

These were simple to make and tasted great! They are almost 5 stars for us, but the bottoms were a tad bit too soggy. These come very close to my favorite ham and swiss sandwich served back home. Clean up is a breeze too! We omitted the tomatoes since neither of us eat them.

CulinaryExplorer May 14, 2008

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