Copycat Subway Cold Cut Combo Recipe

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There are many options to crave in a Subway menu. There are Subway salads, Subway wraps, and the well-loved Subway BMT Sandwich. However, did you know that there’s one other sandwich you could easily make in the comforts of your home?

In our copycat subway recipe, we’ll show you how to recreate the delicious goodness of a Subway 6″ cold cut combo. This yummy and filling sandwich has always been popular among foodies for its great value! It’s overflowing with the best sandwich ingredients anyone can hope for. This sandwich is bursting with cheeses, lettuce, onions, pickles, tomatoes, and of course, cold cut meats.

What Is A Cold Cut?

Cold cuts, also known as deli meats and lunch meats, are types of precooked or cured meat. This means that you don’t necessarily have to cook your cold cut meats before eating them. You can serve them hot, or you can serve them as is, cold. Many prefer eating cold sandwiches as it brings a totally different but amazing eating experience. However, eating deli meats uncooked can pose health risks to pregnant women and people above 50. Read on our CAQ section down below to know more about it!

There are many kinds of cold cut meats, from ham to salami types like pepperoni. Turkey lunch meats are one of the most popular cold cuts used for making sandwiches! In fact, this very subway recipe of ours uses turkey-based cold cuts.

Tip: If you loved this copycat Subway recipe, you can also try our other cold sandwich recipes like the Italian Grilled Cheese and Tomato Recipe.

What Is The Cold Cut Combo At Subway?

The Subway sandwich menu also offers its own take on a cold sandwich with the cold cut combo. Generally, the American restaurant sells 2 sizes for their sandwiches: a regular-sized 6-inch and a 12-inch which they refer to as the footlong.

In this copycat Subway recipe, we recreate the regular, 6-inch sized cold cut combo. However, you can also make a Subway footlong cold cut combo for yourself and your loved ones! Just swap the Italian rolls for a longer type of bread, like a soft baguette or French bread. And since the footlong is twice the size of a regular cold cut combo, you can simply double the amount of ingredients used in this recipe.

What Is On A Subway Cold Cut Combo?

This delicious cold sandwich is jam-packed with the most flavorful ingredients! There’s delicious provolone cheese, as well as crisp veggies like tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce. It also has rich complementing condiments like mayonnaise and the traditional French mustard, the Dijon. But most important of all are its cold cuts!

Subway cold cut combo meat is all turkey-based. The original recipe uses turkey ham, salami, and bologna. But in this recipe, we swapped the bologna for mortadella, one of the tastiest types of Italian deli meats. All these cold meats stacked on top of one another make for a truly filling and delicious eating experience!

How To Make A Subway Cold Cut Combo

Now that you know what’s inside a cold cut combo, you can just imagine how easy it is to make. You don’t need to be a kitchen whiz to learn how to put together a delicious sandwich! And the cold cut combo is the same as any. In case you don’t know which of the fillings to put on the bread first, you always have our simple recipe instructions to guide you.

In case you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can also switch up or add other ingredients to this subway recipe. You can try adding some red bell peppers, juicy apple slices, fragrant basil leaves, or even walnuts to add varying flavor and texture to your sandwich. Also, you can swap the cheeses used in this recipe for other types, like mozzarella or goat cheese.

You can easily prepare this sandwich for lunch, dinner, or as a heavy snack. It’s so quick to put together, you won’t need more than 20 minutes to make a scrumptious cold-cut meal. It’s perfect for packed, busy days.

This sandwich is so hearty that on its own, it’s enough to be a full meal. However, you can always pair it with Subway soup like Baked Potato Soup or Chicken Noodle Soup just like how Subway originally serves it.

Copycat Subway Cold Cut Combo Recipe

How To Make Copycat Subway Cold Cut Combo

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Enjoy smoky and filling cold cut meats like turkey ham, mortadella, and salami with our copycat Subway Cold Cut Combo sandwich recipe. You won’t need to line up at Subway just to satisfy your cold cuts craving!

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 2 Italian rolls, soft, 12-inches
  • 8 slices salami
  • 8 slices turkey ham
  • 8 slices mortadella
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 white or red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 pcs tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 slices pickles


  1. Slice the bread in half and remove some of the inner fillings to make more room for the meat.

  2. Evenly spread mayo on the bottom half of the bread.

  3. Evenly spread Dijon mustard on the top half of the bread.

  4. Layer slices of salami, turkey ham, mortadella, and provolone cheese along the length of the bread.

  5. Evenly add shredded lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, and pickles on top of the mortadella cheese across the bread.

  6. Cover the sandwich with the top bread.

  7. Secure the ingredients with toothpicks. Then, cut the sandwich into half.

  8. Serve to loved ones and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

In case you don’t have any of the suggested ingredients listed in the recipe, there are a couple of alternative ingredients you can use as a substitute:


  • If you don’t have Dijon mustard available, you can use pommery mustard, or any yellow mustard instead.


  • You can swap the salami for other Italian cold cuts such as bresaola, sopressata, or simply pepperoni.
  • No red onion? No problem. You can also use white onions for this sandwich.


  • Calcium: 888mg
  • Calories: 1298kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Cholesterol: 193mg
  • Fat: 86g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 16mg
  • Potassium: 1381mg
  • Protein: 72g
  • Saturated Fat: 32g
  • Sodium: 9581mg
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 1984IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Is the Subway cold cut combo sandwich healthy?

Cold cuts like ham, pepperoni, and salami are all processed meats. Deli meats are high in salt content, as well as saturated fat, which isn’t healthy. However, as with any type of food, the key is to eat cold cuts in moderation, and if possible, occasionally. One way to turn this sandwich healthy is to have your Subway cold cut combo on flatbread. We have a homemade, no-bake flatbread recipe that lets you use nutritious whole wheat flour instead of the regular, less nutritious all-purpose flour. You can also use low-sodium deli meat which has less salt content, as well as organic deli meats that use natural, plant-based compounds.

Do you need to cook cold cuts?

It’s highly recommended for you to heat your cold cuts first before eating them. While they’re already precooked, cured meats contain bacteria called listeria that may grow on its surface even when refrigerated. People above 50 years old and pregnant women are at the most risk of getting infections due to listeria. So, make sure you heat your cold cuts at 165 degrees F, or until they’re steaming, before putting them in your sandwich.

How long do cold cuts last?

A sealed package of cold cuts can last 2 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 2 months in the freezer. When opened, your cold cuts may last for 3 to 5 days in the fridge and 2 months in the freezer.

How to store cold cuts?

Store your opened cold cuts in an airtight container to prevent spoilage, then stow them away in the refrigerator or freezer. Be sure not to eat them beyond the expiration date!



This cold cut combo sandwich is easy to make and absolutely filling to eat! If you’re craving for some good ‘ol cold cuts on soft bread loaded with vegetable and cheese fillings, then this copycat Subway recipe is for you!

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