Pizza Oven Sub

Pizza Oven Sub
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Sometimes the craving just hits for a spectacular Pizza Oven Sub! Brushing the Buns with Garlic Butter or Garlic Sauce before saucing with Pizza Sauce is one of the key items to elevate this from any standard Pizza Oven Sub. The other key item is to use Top Quality ingredients. Don’t buy that 3 in one Pizza Pack. Buy Top Quality Ingredients. With that Mozzarella Cheese Blend, you’re all set for a Wickedly good Pizza Ovensub. All topped off with your favorite toppings.

Pizza Oven Sub Ingredients

  • Ovensub Buns
  • Garlic Butter or Garlic Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Toppings
  • Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese Blend

Oven Sub Bread

With the bread, we have a few choices. We can pick up a long Artisan or Ciabatta bread loaf, or we can use a Garlic Bread Loaf. In either case, we want to deliver the Oven Sub, Open-Faced. Two of my favorite buns to use are the Panini Bread & Italian Bread coated in Cornmeal.

Italian Buns

Italian Bread Buns

Paninis Sub Buns

Panini Bread Buns

Garlic Butter

Use either the Garlic Butter or Garlic Sauce to brush the Ovensubs before saucing with the Pizza Sauce.

Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Garlic Sauce

Pizza Sauce

Use Passata Pizza Sauce. Optionally, with a dash of Ketchup to the Pizza Sauce to slightly change it for Oven Subs. This will give it a higher note. We do the same thing for Cheeseburger Oven Subs, which uses the Quick Tomato Sauce.

Passata Pizza Sauce

Passata Pizza Sauce

Pizza Oven Sub Toppings

Be sure to pick up High Quality Ingredients for the Pizza Oven Subs. Go with your choice of Toppings.


The Pepperoni I highly recommend is below. This is a high quality, cured pepperoni excellent for Pizza, Pizza Subs, Pasta, and Pasta Sauce.



Ground Beef

Heat a pan up on medium heat and throw some ground beef in with a splash of Worcestershire or soy sauce and cover with a lid.

You can also portion out ground beef into 1/2 tsp and roll into tiny meatballs, the same as you would get at a Pizzeria. Then bake in the oven, air fryer or in a pan over medium heat until cooked through. This will give you perfectly cooked, Nugget of ground beef which you can use for Pizza, Oven Subs, Cheeseburger Soup, Cheeseburger Poutine, and other recipes.

Ground Beef

Ground Beef

Italian Sausage

Use a Homemade Italian Sausage meat mix or store bought Italian Sausage with the casing removed. These can also be portioned into 1/2 tsp tiny little nuggets, the same as Pizzerias.

Pizzeria Italian Sausage

Italian Sausage Nuggets

Mozza Cheese blend

Use a blend of a High Moisture Mozzarella Cheese mixed with Provolone Cheese at a 3:1 Ratio. This is a must and really elevates the Ovensubs more.

Saputo Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Provolone Cheese

Provolone Cheese

Mozzarella and Provolone 3 to 1

Mozza & Provolone Cheese Blend

Pizza Oven Sub Garnish

You can additionally top this off with Parmesan, Romano and/or Cheddar Cheese. Along with Chili Flakes, Aleppo Pepper, Parsley, Chili Oil, Olive Oil, Sriracha.

How to make a Pizza Oven Sub

It all starts off with good quality ingredients. Right from the bread down to the toppings and choice of Cheese. Preheat the oven to 450 F or use an Air Fryer to toast the Buns at 400 F for about 3–5 minutes.

Garlic Buttered Bread

Garlic Butter

Slice the Buns in half and spread garlic butter.

Pizza Sauced Ovensubs

Pizza Sauce

Sauce with Pizza Sauce.

Pizza Ovensub with Italian Sausage and Ground Beef


Top with your choice of toppings starting wit the flat toppings first.

Pizza Ovensub with Mozza Provolone Cheese Blend


Top with wonderful Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese blend.

Pizza Ovensub with Pepperoni on top


For this one I wanted the Pepperoni on top to crisp up. Typically this would be placed down first.

Fresh out the oven Pizza Ovensub


Pop them into the oven for about 5 minutes or into an Air Fryer at 400 F for about 3-5 minutes.

Pizza Ovensub Pin

Pizza Oven Sub

Pizza Oven sub brushed with Garlic Butter before saucing with Pizza Sauce. Topped with your favorite toppings and that Mozzarella Provolone Cheese blend.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Garlic Pizza Oven Sub, Pizza Oven Sub, Pizza Ovensub
Servings: 2 portions
Author: JAH


  • 1 Baking Sheet Pizza screen or pan



  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
    Slice the Buns in half for an open-faced Pizza Ovensub and place them on a baking sheet, pizza pan or screen.
  • Spread Garlic Butter on the buns followed by the Pizza Sauce. Top with your choice of Pizza toppings, starting with flat Ingredients first.
  • Top with Mozzarella Cheese blend and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Optionally Broil the top if needed. These can also be air fried at 400 F for about 3 – 5 minutes.
    Optionally garnish the Pizza Ovensubs before serving.
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