Uncle Bill's Open Face Hoagie With Cream Cheese and Black Olives

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My DW and I have been experimenting to make an open face sandwich that is real yummy with a bowl of soup. This sandwich is totally vegetarian, but can be made with other items of your choice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 hoagie roll, with sesame seed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese (Philadelphia Roasted Red Pepper, suggested)
  • 12 cup finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onions
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red peppers
  • 14 cup sliced small pitted black olives
  • italian herb salad dressing
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cut Hoagie bun in half lengthwise and toast lightly.
  2. Spread butter evenly on each half bun.
  3. Spread cream cheese evenly on each half.
  4. Spread lettuce evenly on each half.
  5. Spread chopped onions evenly on each half.
  6. Spread sweet red pepper evenly on each half.
  7. Spread sliced olives evenly on each half.
  8. Now drizzle with Italian herb dressing to your taste.
  9. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your taste.
  10. If desired, you may also layer some thinly sliced black forest ham.
  11. Also some shredded carrot makes for a very nice taste.
  12. This recipe doubles or quadruples very easily.
Most Helpful

Bialys replaced hoagies, sun-dried toms for red bell [out of bells)' Nancy's plain cream cheese, red leaf lettuce for iceberg and homemade Italian dressing. Perfect for the warm months as it requires no heating. We added a few fresh basil ribbons to our sandwiches. Thanks for posting. Added to our sandwich rotation.

COOKGIRl May 31, 2010

My eyes half open this am & I heard my DH say "A lovely dy today, honey. Andres will be here for breakfast at 11." I knew what that meant - we were goin fishin & I needed something fast, tasty & portable. I used reg sandwich bread (reg cream cheese on 1 side & 1000 Island on the other) + deli-slices of ham & salami. I put the add-ons in sandwich bags (included sliced egg & cucumber) & grabbed the cooler. This sandwich is now just known as "Uncle Bill". My eyes half-closed now & just heard my DH say "Can Uncle Bill go fishing w/us all the time & bring his twin brother?" I knew what that meant - great sandwich, but pls make 2 for everyone in the future. Thx Uncle Bill & G'Night ZZZZZZ

twissis May 07, 2006

Another 5 stars for you, Uncle Bill! I made this using artisan 9 grain bread. I used plain cream cheese and balsamic dressing. It was wonderful! Thank you!

Sharon123 April 05, 2006