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12 Hoagies for Homegating

September 14, 2020
5 min. read

Homegating Hoagies

Welcome to homegating season! As you may have easily guessed, “homegating” is simply tailgating from home. It’s not a new concept by any means, but this year it takes on a whole new meaning. With entire sports seasons having been canceled or postponed over the summer, sports fans are eager to resume cheering on their favorite teams. Additionally, with fall sports leagues adjusting to new schedules and routines due to COVID-19, it makes perfect sense that fans would look for new ways to enjoy the game, from the comfort of their own homes!

Homegating brings together all the best parts of tailgating—the great food, the high-energy atmosphere of game day, and the excitement of celebrating with friends and fellow sports fans—all without the hassle of trekking your gear to a stadium parking lot or having to wait in line.

Some of our favorite tailgating foods, which are also perfectly suited for a homegating party environment, are hoagies! These types of sandwiches not only allow for endless combinations of meats, toppings, and sauces, but many of them can also be prepared in a slow cooker or similar “hands-off” technique, making them a great option during busy game day preparations.

Here are 12 of our favorite game day hoagies perfect for homegating, all on Martin’s Hoagie Rolls!


Pepperoni Pizza Sub (#1)

Pepperoni Pizza Hoagie


Pizza and game day go together hand in hand. And with these customizable pizza hoagies (on Martin’s Hoagie Rolls turned garlic bread) you can top them however you like. Layer on the marinara sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and any other favorite pizza toppings like mushrooms, peppers and onions, sausages, or black olives, and enjoy!

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Pork Teriyaki Sub (#2)

Turn your favorite Asian take-out dish into a submarine sandwich by piling teriyaki pork and vegetable stir-fry onto hoagie rolls topped with a hefty layer of spicy sriracha mayo. Then sit back and watch the game from the comfort of your own home (or couch).

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Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak (#3)

Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak

Two foods that just scream “game day” are buffalo chicken wings and philly-style cheesesteaks. What’s even better is when you combine them both into one! To make them for yourself, fry up some thinly sliced chicken breast, combine with prepared buffalo wing sauce, and serve on a Martin’s Hoagie Roll with provolone cheese, sautéed onions, blue cheese dressing, and scallions.

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  1. Head over to Martin’s Youtube channel and click “Subscribe.”
  2. Find the “Hoagie Homegating” video highlighting these first three hoagie recipes.
  3. Watch the video, then let us know in the comments section which hoagie is your favorite!
  4. The giveaway runs from 9/14/20 at 9:00 AM ET through 9/21/20 at 8:59 AM ET. One randomly selected eligible entrant will win an outdoor projector with portable screen to use for all their homegating needs! See official rules for more details.

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Cheesy Taco Hoagie (#4)



For a Mexican twist, transform your hoagies into tacos with seasoned ground beef, onions, corn, black beans, Mexican cheese blend, fresh cilantro, and sour cream and salsa, for serving.

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Sausage Hoagies with Peppers and Onions (#5)

Italian sausage and pepper sandwiches just can’t be beat. These are quick and easy to prepare: just sauté some sweet or hot Italian sausages (or a combination of both) along with sliced red and green bell peppers and yellow onions. Next, simmer everything in a simple homemade pasta sauce for about 10 minutes, then serve on hoagie rolls topped with shredded mozzarella cheese. Yum!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Hoagie (#6)


These chicken and veggie hoagies are perfect for large-batch dinners (hello, homegating party). Simply arrange cubed, marinated chicken and diced peppers and onions onto a single sheet pan and bake in a 400 degree oven until the chicken is cooked through. Alternately, weather permitting, you can grill the ingredients outdoors on skewers (if you’re hoping for more of a tailgating vibe). Enjoy on Martin’s Hoagie Rolls!

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Southern Style Meatball Sub (#7)

Meatball subs are another potluck party favorite, especially when they can be prepared ahead of time in a slow cooker and kept warm while waiting for your guests to arrive. These southern style meatballs have another thing going for them (a few “secret” ingredients!) which is a definite game-changer.

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Chicken Parmesan Hoagie (#8)

Who doesn’t love classic chicken parmesan? This hand-breaded and pan-fried chicken breast, topped with marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh basil is sure to win over your game day crowd!

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Italian Beef Sandwich (#9)

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooker Italian beef sandwiches is another recipe everyone should have in their game day playbook. The tender, Italian-seasoned shredded beef, cooked in beef broth with pepperoncinis and pickled veggies, served on Martin’s Hoagie Rolls with provolone cheese is likely to become a new menu staple.

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Pork Banh Mi (#10)

Pork Banh Mi

This Vietnamese-style sandwich of lemongrass-marinated pork, pickled carrot and daikon radish slaw, and fresh cilantro is a creative and flavorful way to kick your homegating spread up a few notches!

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BBQ Meatball Hoagies by Miss in the Kitchen (#11)

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Miss in the Kitchen

This easy meatball hoagie recipe from Miss in the Kitchen proves that game day doesn’t have to be complicated. Homemade meatballs are first browned in a skillet, then coated in your favorite barbecue sauce and served in toasted Martin’s Hoagie Rolls with prepared cole slaw and green onions.

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Steak Sandwiches by Delightful E Made (#12)

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Delighful E Made

Another slow cooker recipe for the win! These cheesy steak and mushroom sandwiches by blogger Delightful E Made require only 10 minutes of prep, followed by 6 inactive hours in the slow cooker as the steak simmers away into tender, juicy perfection.

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Which hoagie recipe will you be serving at your next homegating party? Don’t forget to look for our “Hoagie Homegating” video on Youtube and comment for your chance to win an outdoor projector!

You can view the video below!

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