It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and holiday preparations are in full swing! We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, so I’m going to be shopping, baking, cleaning, and organizing to make our home ready for guests. Whew! It could not be a better time for another one of my 20 Minute Dinners.
This is the third recipe in my series of 20 Minute Dinners. Please see my first post – 20 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup – for an explanation of what this is all about, and 20 Minute Chili Mac for another of our family’s tried-and-true favorites.
Hot Hoagies is a fun and versatile meal idea. It’s fun to let everyone fix their own sandwich the way they want, and it gives the cook a bit of a break, too! The secret that makes this dinner special is the ranch butter sauce – when you wrap it up in foil and bake it until the cheese melts, the aroma of that wonderful sauce just works its way through the whole sandwich. It’s just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening, and leaves you full and satisfied.
You can take this meal on the road as well – wrap each sandwich in foil, bake them, and fill a bag or picnic basket with your hot, cheesy treats! They’re fun to take to a game, on a drive, or running errands – lots and lots of errands… hmmm, I think I’ll be making more of these in the coming weeks 🙂
Well, enough talk – we’re all in a hurry these days – let’s get down to the recipe!
20 Minute Hot Hoagies
- 4 sub sandwich buns
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon powdered ranch dressing mix
- sliced tomatoes
- sliced pickles
- sliced cheese of choice - like gouda cheddar, swiss, etc.
- sliced deli meats of choice - like ham turkey, roast beef, pastrami, etc.
- foil to wrap sandwiches
Melt butter in microwave.
Stir in ranch dressing powder. Mix well.
Split open 4 buns, and brush half of butter sauce on insides of buns.
Add meat, cheese, and other sandwich fillings as desired.
Close buns, and brush remaining butter sauce on top of each bun.
Wrap in foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Recipe NotesYou can, of course, use regular or gluten free buns for this - the sandwich shown is on one of my gluten free buns.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try – or any of my 20 minute recipes! If you have a minute, please let me know what you think, by leaving a comment below, or you can visit my Facebook page here. Thanks – I love to hear from you!