Roasted Veggie Hoagie/ Sub/ Hero/Grinder

by jerseygirl on September 18, 2009 · 23 comments

I love roasted veggies. They are the type of thing you can make once and then use through out the week for different recipes. This past week, I had a roasted veggie omelet, a roasted veggie wrap and my favorite which was this hot roasted veggie hoagie. That’s what I call a sandwich that is stuffed and is on a nice Italian roll but you might call it something different. If you can recall, I did a post on different names you can call a sandwich depending on the area you live. What do you call your sandwich?

I roast whatever veggies I have on hand and like to throw in some herbs and spices to make them more flavorful. This time, I had an array of vegetables from the local farmers market and used yellow squash, mushrooms, red peppers and eggplant. Don’t forget the garlic! The husband is usually not happy to see this beautiful tray of colors calling my name from the oven. He would much rather open the oven door to see a juicy prime rib roast or some gooey fat chocolate chip cookies.  So I can pretty much hog the whole pan to myself.

I had a multitude of cheeses in the fridge so it was a hard decision to decide what kind to put on my hoagie.  Yes, if life should be so tough. But I went with Asiago and loved the sharp taste with the sweet carmelized veggies. I am sure any cheese such as Brie, goat cheese, swiss cheese or mozzarella would work. And speaking of cheese I have a little favor to ask of you.

A while back I had posted a picture of a cheese plate I had entered in the Ile de France prettiest platter contest. I was wondering if you could click here and rank my platter if you choose to do so. It is much appreciated and I thank you lots! There is also a link on my side bar. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

 Roasted Veggie Hoagie

1 medium eggplant, skinned and chopped in 2 inch pieces
1 medium yellow squash, sliced
10 ounces button mushrooms
1 large red pepper, cored and cut into 2 inch pieces
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
handful fresh basil, chopped
2 TBS olive oil
salt and red pepper to taste
3 to 4 hoagie rolls or nice size pieces of Italian bread (I used multi grain)
cheese to your liking (I used Asiago…about a half cup shredded for each hoagie)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix all the veggies, garlic, Italian seasoning, basil and drizzle with the olive oil. Mix together well and add salt and red pepper according to your taste. Roast the veggies for 40 to 50 minutes or until they are soft and browned. Split the rolls and fill them with the veggie mixture. Top with cheese and put them back in the oven for a few minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Jennifer A. Wickes September 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

Yummy! This sounds delicious! Thanks!

HoneyB September 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

Lisa, this totally appeals to me! I love roasted vegetables. I'm thinking you have given me my dinner idea for tonight! 🙂 Thank you!!!

That Girl September 18, 2009 at 10:43 am

For some reason, roasted veggie sandwiches have been sounding so good to me lately.

The Food Hunter September 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I'm originally from Philadelphia and it will always be a hoagie to me. This one looks great with all those roasted veggies. Thanks for the idea. I think I will roast a bunch this weekend to eat next week.

Dawn September 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm

veggie subs are my all time favorite. we can't any good ones around here, so I have to always make my own. this one though Lisa is so GOOD.

Jen_from_NJ September 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Growing up in Hunterdon County we called them hoagies. When I moved to Monmouth County as a teenager everyone called them subs. I've pretty much stuck with subs. No matter what you call it – it looks delicious! I love roasted veggies!

Mary September 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I'm just back from voting for your cheese tray. It was and is a lovely display. I also love your vegetarian sub. Will your husband eat roast veggies if you have meat for him or is he a true veg hater?

Tracy September 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Looks delicious! I need to get more veggies in me. I should try this idea.

ChefDruck September 19, 2009 at 12:18 am

I love this idea of roasting veggies to use for the full week. Such a great way to keep the fun going all week.

Donna-FFW September 19, 2009 at 8:08 am

This is so what I LOVE!! This kind of hoagie is MY favorite. It looks delicious.

Your platter is gorgeous, Ill go rate it/vote for it.

kat September 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

We are big fans of the roasted veggies around here too. I'm lucky that the hubs likes them too

Maria September 19, 2009 at 11:31 am

I love veggie sandwiches, as you know:) Love yours!

Karine September 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Your hoagie looks yummy!Thanks for sharing 🙂

Debbie September 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

It looks delicious Lisa. Down here in Virginia sandwiches are called subs but on Long Island where I am originally from we call them heros….

jelly September 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

That looks delicious.

teresa September 20, 2009 at 8:26 pm

i'm just barely starting to realize how good sandwiches can be without any meat at all, this looks just delicious!

Melissa September 20, 2009 at 11:40 pm

I love roasted veggies. It looks wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Patsyk September 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

Roasting veggies makes them taste so wonderful! I love that it's cooler now so I can get back to roasting them all the time again!

pigpigscorner September 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I'm usually not a big fan of veg but I love roasted veg. Looks so goo din a sub!

Chef Jeena September 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm

This is comfort food it looks sooooo good!

Barbara September 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

There are some seriously good roasted veggies in your sub. Great recipe!

biz319 September 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Yum, that looks delicioius – of course I love anything with cheese!

I voted for you! 😀

Jennie September 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I absolutely love roasted veggies! Especially this time of year with all the lovely Autumnal vegetables! I recently did a big tray of roasted butternut squash, carrots, garlic and red onions with sprigs of rosemary and thyme! So good. Lovely blog by the way!

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