If I could, I would eat Italian food every day. This may have something to do with my being raised by a mother and grandparents who immigrated to the US from Italy. All I ate as a kid was Italian food. I have distinct memories of heading to the local Italian deli or salumeria, as it was known, to pick up freshly carved deli meats such as ham, salami and pepperoni. When we got home I would open up the packages and start eating the meats right away, not even waiting to make a sandwich. They were that good. I was so inspired by that memory that I created a Toasted Italian Sandwich that has become my new favorite lunch. Try it and see if you don't agree.
Toasted Italian Sandwich
I am not the only one that is obsessed with Italian sandwiches. Have you noticed they are everywhere lately?
To make the Toasted Italian Sandwich, cut the ciabatta roll in half and toast each half for a few minutes until the edges start to brown a bit. I used the toast feature on my toaster oven for this step. Spread the pesto sauce on the top slice of roll and spread the sun-dried tomatoes on the bottom slice of roll.
Next, pile on your smoked ham, salami, black pepper salami, pepperoni and turkey pepperoni and top with the mozzarella slices.
Toast the bottom half of the sandwich for a few minutes until the mozzarella melts and the meats warm up. You do not need to toast the pesto side again.
Slice in half and serve warm. This Toasted Italian Sandwich has become the new go-to sandwich at my house. Seriously, it is better than you will find at your local sandwich shop and it is super simple to assemble. The toasted crust of the bread slathered with pesto on one side and sun-dried tomatoes on the other, really complements the fresh, old world style meats inside. The pepperoni adds just the right amount of spice to this sandwich. If spice is not your thing, leave out the pepperoni. Either way, you are sure to kick your normal sandwich routine up a notch!
Toasted Italian Sandwich - Food Fun Friday
- 1 Ciabatta roll
- 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- Sliced mozzarella 2 slices
- 3 slices Smoked Ham
- 1 slice Classic Salami
- 1 slice Cracked Black Pepper Salami
- 1 slice Classic Pepperoni
- 1 slice Turkey Pepperoni
- Cut the ciabatta roll in half and toast each half for a few minutes until the edges start to brown a bit.
- Spread the pesto sauce on the top slice of roll and spread the sun-dried tomatoes on the bottom slice of roll.
- Pile on your smoked ham, salami, black pepper salami, pepperoni and turkey pepperoni and top with the mozzarella slices.
- Toast the bottom half of the sandwich for a few minutes until the mozzarella melts and the meats warm up. You do not need to toast the pesto side again.
- Slice in half and serve warm.
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.Looks tasty. My wife is part Italian and she will like this recipe. Great job.
These sandwiches were delicious! I used a ciabatta loaf, basil mayo, sundried tomato mayo, ham, salami and mozzarella. Yum!
I could sure go for one of these delicious sandwiches right now!
So many good flavors in that sandwich. Something everyone would eat in my house.
Would love to try this! This looks sooooo good! Yummy! This made me drool. Now, this recipe will be one of my favorites. I like all the ingredients in it. This is perfect for me. thank you.
What a great story about your childhood... I could just taste the pepperoni and salami you were talking about. This is a great re-do. Pinning!
I would love to have this sandwich waiting for me for lunch today! Looks amazing. And I agree with you I could eat Italian food every day too.
Made this for lunch today. It was a hit with the family.
Vicky @ Mess For Less
Thank you Mirtha! I would eat it every day if I could. 🙂
Vicky @ Mess For Less
Thanks so much Krissy. It was awesome!
These foods look so good! Perfect for days when you just want to treat yourself to something delightful like Fridays and weekends! Thanks for sharing!
Love that you added the pesto. Looks delish!