Donair Oven Sub

Donair Oven Sub
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Another way to enjoy the Classic Donair is by preparing it as a Donair Oven Sub. It’s an Oven Sub Brushed with Garlic Butter. Filled with Donair Meat and Donair Sauce, topped with Onions & Tomatoes with Cheese. Oven-Baked at 450 F for 5 minutes.

Donair Oven Sub Ingredients

Donair Meat on an Ovensub Bun with diced tomatoes & Onions, Donair Sauce and Cheese.

Donair Sauce

Prepare the Donair Sauce and set it aside. Up to you whether you place it on the oven sub and/or add it after the Oven Sub is cooked. I personally like some on to cook as well as adding some later.

Halifax Donair Sauce
Halifax Donair Sauce

Onion & Tomatoes

Dice the Onions and Tomatoes and allow them to sit in Cold Water for a bit. Strain when ready to use. This washes the Tomatoes and takes the edge off of the Onions.

You can place this under the meat, mixed with the meat, or on top.

Oven Sub Bread

Pick up some long bread loaves Artisan, Ciabatta, French, Italian, or whatever you prefer. Cut this in half to get 2 equal-sized Oven Subs. Then slice in half, separating the top and bottom to get 4 Open-faced Oven Subs. You can also use Hoagie / Sub buns as they are, no need to slice in half.

JAH Donair Oven Sub Hoagie
JAH Donair Oven Sub Hoagie

Cut a V to remove most of the bread that will allow us to place more donair meat in the Sub. You can just leave it flat, skipping the V cut as well. But I find I can fit more donair meat in if you cut the V as well as the Donair meat staying in Place while eating for the most part.

Brush this with Garlic Butter if desired. Then some Donair Sauce.

Donair Meat

Pile on the Donair Meat and Top with Additional Donair Sauce. Then sprinkle on some Onions and Tomatoes.

This recipe uses JAH Halifax Donair Spice.

JAH Donair Plate
JAH Donair Plate


Use a Mozza & Provolone Cheese Blend and Sprinkle this on top. It is far better than just Mozzarella Cheese and really makes it. A mix of Saputo’s Mozzarella Cheese and Provolone at a 3:1 Ratio. I absolutely love this cheese mix with Donairs.

Donair Oven Sub
Donair Oven Sub

Donair Oven Sub

Oven sub loaded with Donair Meat, Onions & Tomatoes. Topped with Cheese, oven baked for 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian, Halifax Nova Scotia, Maritimer
Keyword: Donair oven sub, Donair Sub, SOS, Superior Oven Subs
Servings: 2 portions
Author: JAH


  • 1 Long Bread Loaf - Artisan or Ciabatta Bread or Sub Bun
  • JAH Halifax Donair Meat - Cooked and Thinly Sliced
  • Donair Sauce
  • 1 C Mozzarella Cheese Blend - Mozzarella & Provolone at 3:1 Ratio
  • 1/2 Onion - Diced
  • 1/2 Tomato - Diced
  • Garlic Butter - optional


  • Cut the Bread Loaf In Half, then slice to separate the top from the Bottom and Create 2 Open Face Subs. Cut a V into each Bun to allow for more meat to be filled in. Optionally, Brush with Garlic Butter and some Donair Sauce.
  • Stuff with Donair Meat, Onion & Tomatoes and add more Donair Sauce. Cover with Cheese.
  • Place into a preheated oven on 450 F for 5 minutes. Broil the top if needed.
  • Drizzle more Donair Sauce or Have on the Side to Dip and top with more Onions & Tomatoes if desired.
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