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This circular shaped Party Sub (aka Bundtwich) is a fun and unique way to serve a super-sized sandwich loaded with your favorite fillings. It's so easy to bake the bread in a bundt pan and stuff it with custom cold cuts and cheese--perfect for Super Bowl and tailgates.
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Table of Contents
  1. Bundtwich - Perfect Food to Feed a Crowd
  2. Why We Love This Party Sub Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make a Giant Party Sub - Bundtwich
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Game Day Recipes
  11. Party Sub Recipe

This Giant Party Sub is the prettiest sandwich you’ve ever seen because the bread is baked in a bundt pan to create a circular sub. This easy-to-assemble, super-sized “bundtwich” is a fun way to feed a crowd, made with all of your favorite meat, cheese, and veggie fillings, and is the perfect food for a game day party.

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Bundtwich – Perfect Food to Feed a Crowd

This simple Party Sub recipe is made with the most brilliant bundt pan hack: it bakes frozen bread dough into the shape of a circle that you can fill with your favorite fixings! Once the dough has thawed, it couldn’t be any easier to place it into the pan, let it rise and double in size, then bake it and stuff it with all sorts of delicious deli meats, cheeses, and condiments.

A Party Sub is the perfect party food that makes a fun and simple way to serve a club-style sandwich; it’s a great grab-and-go option for game day, family reunions, picnics, or any time you are feeding your fans.

When you need a winning strategy for your next social gathering, you must make this easy supersized sandwich! It is so easy to build your own “bundtwich” and create a custom version at home with a better value than anything store-bought. Use your favorite cold cuts or traditional Italian sub-ingredients and toppings and pile them high between freshly-baked bread and you’ve got one giant circular stuffed sub sandwich that’s ready to slice and serve.

Your game day spread isn’t complete unless you include my Football Cheeseball, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and Pizza Sliders alongside this Party Sub!

Why We Love This Party Sub Recipe

  • Quick and easy to assemble an over-stuffed sandwich.
  • Uses simple ingredients that you can customize with your favorite cold cuts, cheeses, toppings, fix-in’s and condiments.
  • Mix and match your favorite sandwich fillings to build your own “bundtwich.”
  • Fresh bread baked in a bundt pan is a fun way turn a traditional sub into a circular sandwich.
  • Great grab-and-go option for game day, a tailgate, or even an easy lunch or dinner.
  • Perfect for a Super bowl party, family gathering, or any time you need to feed a large crowd.
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Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Frozen white bread loaf dough
  • Head small iceberg lettuce
  • Vine-ripened tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Deli provolone cheese
  • Deli tavern ham
  • Mortadella
  • Capicola
  • Genoa salami
  • Sandwich pepperoni
  • Mayonnaise
  • Yellow mustard

Substitutions and Additions

  • Build Your Own Bundtwich: For this party sub I chose classic Italian sub meats and cheese. Feel free to mix and match any meat and cheese combinations you prefer. A great party sub combination is muenster cheese with turkey, ham, roast beef, lettuce and tomato. The options are endless and very customizable.
  • Fun Fillings: Fill your sub with olives, marinated vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, or roasted bell peppers to add some extra zesty flavor.
  • Choose Your Cheese: Add some Monterey jack or fontina, or choose more flavorful options like smoked Gouda, aged goat cheese, or Gorgonzola.
  • Some Other Spreads: In addition to mayo and mustard, have some fun with other spreadable condiments. A few ideas include pesto, red pepper jelly, Sriracha chili sauce, chutney, whole-grain mustard, barbecue sauce, balsamic vinegar, or a spreadable garlic-and-herb cheese.
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  • Bundt pan
  • Bakers spray
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Cooling rack
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Serving tray

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How to Make a Giant Party Sub – Bundtwich

A party Sub is so easy to make with your favorite fillings of deli meats, sliced cheeses, and fix-ins all piled high on freshly baked bunt pan-shaped bread. It’s the perfect party food for football fans and is a fun way to serve a giant stuffed sandwich.

  1. Thaw the frozen bread according to the package directions.
    Pro Tip: I thawed mine on the counter and it took 1½-2 hours, but yours may take longer or shorter to thaw.
  2. Cut one of the thawed bread loaves in half so you have a total of 1 ½ pounds of thawed white bread dough to use.
    Pro Tip: You can discard the extra piece of thawed dough or do something else with it.
  3. Shape the two thawed pieces (the 1 pound and one of the ½ pound pieces) of the bread dough into a long rope shape, about 16 inches long. 
  4. Pinch the two end pieces together to form a ring and place it into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan.
    Pro Tip: Make sure you pinch and seal the ends of the bread together to form a ring or it will come apart when baked. Make sure that the ring is as symmetrical as possible so that your baked sub ring is evenly shaped. Prepare your pan with plenty of bakers spray so it will release easily.
  5. Cover the bundt pan with a piece of plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise on the counter for 3-6 hours and double in size.
    Pro Tip: Follow your package directions–the time will vary greatly due to the temperature in your home. If it is very cool, or very warm, the dough will rise accordingly.
    white dough in bundt pan
  6. Bake the fully risen dough at 375 degrees Farenheit for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Cool the baked bread in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  8. Slice the cooled bread loaf in half horizontally and place it onto a serving tray.
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  9. Remove the top half of your sub loaf, place to the side, and assemble the fillings by layering the provolone cheese, overlapping the slices, to cover the entire bottom half.
  10. Place the tavern ham slices, folded in half and overlapping, to cover the provolone cheese slices.
  11. Add the mortadella over the ham layer.
    layering ingredients
  12. Add the capicola, the genoa salami, and finally the pepperoni slices.
  13. Top the layers of meat with the shredded lettuce.
    layering ingredients
  14. Arrange the onion slices on top of the lettuce and then add a layer of tomato slices. 
  15. Mix together the mayonnaise and yellow mustard and spoon the sauce over the top of the vegetables.
    layering ingredients
  16. Replace the top of the bread on top of the party sub.
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  17. Slice your sub into 8 equal portions, serve, and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you do not want to place the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce onto the party sub when assembling it, you can place the sauce into a small serving dish and allow your guest to add it to their personal servings. 
  • You can omit the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce and replace it with a red wine vinegar dressing or any of your favorite spreads.
  • You can totally scale down the amount of deli meat and cheese in it! This is the extra large version!

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Your party sub should be stored in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to serve.  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days however the bread may start to get soggy from the moisture of the tomatoes and sauce after 1 day.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to store and transport my Party Sub?

A bundt cake carrier is a great way to store, serve, and transport your party sub. These have sturdy lids that lock into place and will keep your sub covered easily while it is being stored in the refrigerator or transported to an event.

What can I use instead of frozen white bread loaves?

If you do not want to take the time to thaw, proof, and bake the white bread loaves, you can substitute 2 (11 oz.) cans of the refrigerated french bread loaves that come in the tube. Pillsbury brand makes an original french bread option. This is an easy shortcut but you will need to follow the package directions for bake times. You will place the 2 loaves into the prepared bundt pan and pinch the ends together just like the thawed white bread loaves.

Can I make my Party Sub in advance?

You can thaw, rise, and bake your bread loaf the day before you plan to assemble and serve your party sub.  Do not slice your loaf until you are ready to assemble as this will keep your bread loaf fresher. You will want to allow your baked bread to cool completely before you wrap it in plastic wrap, or you can store it in a bundt cake carrier until you are ready to assemble your party sub.

This looks too big to eat! Can I scale it down

Absolutely! The beauty of this sub recipe is that you can customize it however you like. You can cut down on the meat, cheese, and other toppings. You can also scoop out some of the bread from the top and the bottom of the rings.

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5 from 2 votes
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Party Sub

Serves — 8
This circular shaped Party Sub (aka Bundtwich) is a fun and unique way to serve a super-sized sandwich loaded with your favorite fillings. It's so easy to bake the bread in a bundt pan and stuff it with custom cold cuts and cheese–perfect for Super Bowl and tailgates.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pound (2 1-pound) loaves of frozen white bread loaf dough *Once thawed, you will cut one of the loaves in half so that you have a total of 1 ½ pounds white bread dough* see step 3
  • ½ head small iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes sliced thin (⅛ -¼ inch thick)
  • ½ small red onion sliced thin (⅛ -¼ inch thick)
  • pound deli provolone cheese thin sliced
  • ½ pound deli tavern ham thin sliced
  • ¼ pound mortadella, thin sliced
  • ¼ pound capicola thin sliced
  • ¼ pound genoa salami thin sliced
  • ¼ pound sandwich pepperoni thin sliced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Instructions
 

  • Spray a standard (12 cup volume) bundt pan with bakers spray and set aside.
  • Remove 2 (1 pound) loaves of the frozen white bread and thaw according to package directions. *I thawed mine on the counter and it took 1½-2 hours.*
  • Once thawed, you will cut one of the bread loaves in half giving you a total of 1 ½ pounds of thawed white bread dough that you will use. You can discard the extra piece of thawed dough or do something else with it.
  • Shape the two thawed pieces (the 1 pound and one of the ½ pound pieces) of the white bread dough into a long rope shape about 16 inches long. You will need to pinch the two pieces together to form a ring. Place the ring into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan. Make sure that the ring is as symmetrical as possible so that your baked sub ring is evenly shaped.
  • Cover the bundt pan with a piece of plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise on the counter for 3-6 hours, or according to your package directions, so that your dough doubles in size. This time varies greatly due to the temperature in your home. If it is very cool, or very warm, the dough will rise accordingly.
  • Once your dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375* F. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the baked bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once completely cool, slice your bundt shaped bread loaf in half horizontally and place it onto a serving tray.
  • Remove the top half of your sub loaf and place to the side. On the bottom half start by layering the provolone cheese, overlapping the slices, to cover the entire circle loaf.
  • Next you will place the tavern ham slices, folded in half and overlapping, to cover the provolone cheese slices. You will follow that with the mortadella, then the capicola, the genoa salami and finally the sandwich pepperoni slices.
  • Carefully top the layers of meat with the shredded iceberg lettuce.
  • Separate the onion slices into individual rings and arrange them on top of the lettuce and follow that with the tomato slices.
  • In a small mixing bowl stir together the mayonnaise and yellow mustard. Generously spoon the sauce over the top of the vegetables and place the top of the bread, that was set to the side, onto the top of the party sub.
  • Slice your party sub into 8 equal portions.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Your party sub should be stored in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to serve.  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days however the bread may start to get soggy from the moisture of the tomatoes and sauce after 1 day.
Tips:
  • Prepare your pan with plenty of bakers spray so it will release easily.
  • Make sure you pinch and seal the ends of the bread together to form a ring or it will come apart when baked.
  • If you do not want to place the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce onto the party sub when assembling it, you can place the sauce into a small serving dish and allow your guest to add it to their personal servings.
  • You can omit the mayonnaise and yellow mustard sauce and replace it with a red wine vinegar dressing or any of your favorite spreads.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2263mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    YUM 👏🏼👍🏼♥️❗️Thank You FOR Sharing Jen 😊 this LOOKS GREAT ❗️And Thanks FOR Sharing Different Substitutions And Add Ons 😊YUM G-d♥️Bless