Make Your Own Sandwich/Sub Night

My family loves it when we have food that they can assemble themselves. Waffle bars, salad bars, sundae bars, sandwich/sub bars…. It means they get exactly what they want and they look forward to these nights. These nights are great for cleaning out the refrigerator too. Use any last bits of meat, cheese, salads, and vegetables you have on hand to fill out your sandwich/sub bar.

Verdict: These are great for groups of teens and busy families. My kids helped get everything laid out from the fridge and we sat around the table after dinner playing a game.

We had potato chips, fruit, and greens to complete the meal.

Ingredients: (Suggestions but be creative!)

Selection of Deli Meat:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Roast Beef
  • Salami
  • Bologna

Selection of Cheeses:

  • Cheddar
  • Provolone
  • Swiss
  • Monterey Jack
  • Goat Cheese
  • Bleu Cheese

Selection of Toppings:

  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc…)
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms


  • Mayonnaise
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Stone Ground Mustard
  • Italian Dressing
  • Pesto
  • Ranch Dressing

Selection of Breads and Rolls:

  • Sub rolls
  • Brioche rolls
  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Pumpernickel bread
  • White or Wheat bread
  • Rye bread

This is just a beginning of the possibilities. Be creative and have fun with your food!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandwich Buffet. Where the kitchen is always open. lol 😜🍂


  2. syl65 says:

    This is something I can definitely handle and it’s fun 😋😃 Thank you, Marci!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Simple and fun! Thank you, Sylvester!


      1. syl65 says:

        You’re welcome! 😊


  3. Erika says:

    What a fantastic buffet. I like that too a lot!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I love bars and buffets for dinner.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika says:

        So simple, flexible… and not much dishes to do… hehe.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. RobbyeFaye says:

    I love make your own nights, too. We enjoy taco and pizza make your owns!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  5. Jen says:

    Yummmm!!! Sub night is one of my favorites!!


  6. Carol anne says:

    this sounds awesome! I love subs! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Make your own bars and buffets are a family favorite.


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