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A giant sub sandwich that looks like a Monster with giant edible radish eyes and small black olive eyes.
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Halloween Sub Sandwich

Halloween party food for a crowd is easy, serve a giant sub sandwich with edible eyeballs. You can add any deli meat, sliced cheese, or toppings you like. Plenty of ways to make the sub your way!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Halloween
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween food, halloween food ideas, halloween party food, sub sandwich
Servings: 8
Calories: 323kcal


  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 6 oz sliced turkey
  • 6 oz roast beef
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise optional
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard or sub yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish spread optional
  • ¼ cup artichoke spread optional
  • ¼ cup cornichon pickles
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 6 large red radishes
  • 4 large green olives with red pimentos
  • 6-8 whole black olives
  • 12 candy eyeballs
  • ¼ cup pepperoncini's sliced
  • 5 slices cheddar cheese


  • Slice the french bread loaf and open so both sides are flat. Use your choice of spread: mayo, Dijon, mustard, horseradish, or artichoke spread. Add lettuce, sliced meats of your choice, tomato, and pickles.
  • Next, lay the cheddar cheese (or cheese you like) on a board and cut "teeth" using a pizza wheel. Place the pieces of cheese on top of the other sandwich fillings, and place extra pieces of cheese on the lower part of the sandwich for lower teeth.

Make Radish Eyeballs

  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut away the red skin in strips without going too deep, it leaves a "bloodshot" eye look to the radish.
  • Work in strips from the front of the eyeball to the back leaving squiggly red lines.
  • Using a ¼ measuring teaspoon, scoop out a place to put a cut piece of green olive with red pimento. Insert a toothpick, and stick into the top of the sub sandwich, it looks cute and holds your sandwich together!
  • Slice and serve the sandwich cold.

Make Black Olive Eyeballs

  • Note: Put these together right before serving your sandwich, as the candy does soften and melt in the olives.
  • Push small candy eyeballs into the whole black olives, insert a toothpick.




Put the black olive eyeballs together right before serving your sandwich, as the candy does soften and melt in the olives.
large french bread loaf: buy a large loaf of soft french bread.
assorted deli meats: turkey, roast beef, chicken, ham, or salami.
dijon mustard: or mustard spread you like.
pickles: I used little cornichons, dill pickles or even sweet bread and butter pickles would be great.
tomato: slice and pat it dry to keep the french bread from getting soggy.
romaine lettuce: or any lettuce you love. 
6 large red radishes: pick large red radishes, these will be your "bloodshot eyeballs".
green olives: with red pimentos, these also make your eyeballs.
whole black olives: these will become eyeballs
candy eyeballs: can be ordered online, and are so inexpensive and fun for not only this recipe but can be used in many creative ways.
pepperoncini's: sliced and pat dry a little, again don't get that bread soggy!
cheddar cheese: sliced and is used to make the "cheese teeth" for your sandwich.

Optional Sub Sandwich Ingredients

  • meats: smoked ham, salami, sliced chicken, etc.
  • sliced cheese: pepper jack, Colby, swiss, provolone, mozzarella
  • yellow mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • artichoke spread
  • prepared horseradish spread or try my Creamy Balsamic Horseradish Spread


Serving: 8g | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1197mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1855IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 3mg