Best Italian Sandwich Recipe

time to make

Loaded with deli meat, cheese, and tomato pesto sandwiched between hearty ciabatta bread, this is a dream come true!

You will need...

Loaf of ciabatta bread Tomato pesto Sandwich pepperoni Capicola ham Fresh mozzarella Basil Tomato Calabrese salami

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Pro tip:

The trick to this unbelievably tasty pressed sandwich recipe is to weigh it down, then refrigerate it.

Flour Bowl

Slice the ciabatta loaf in half longways through the middle so you have a top and a bottom half for making sandwiches.


Spread tomato pesto on each half and place pepperoni and capicola ham on the bottom half of the bread.


Top with sliced mozzarella, and layer basil leaves. Slice your tomatoes and add them on top.


Top with calabrese salami.


Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place a heavy skillet on top and refrigerate for 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.


When ready, unwrap and slice off the edges. Cut in half and then cut each half in half again. This will yield 4 sandwiches. Enjoy!


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