Stuffed Italian Sandwich
This impressive sandwich is stuffed with a bounty of favorite Italian meats, cheeses and condiments. Take a trip to your local Italian specialty store to find such delectable items as pancetta (an Italian bacon) and mortadella (the original baloney).
1 large round hearty bread loaf, unsliced
2 tablespoons Italian dressing
8 slices provolone cheese
2 ounces salami, sliced
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
8 ounces mild Italian sausage, cooked and sliced
1 (1/2-inch-thick) slice red onion
4 slices mortadella
6 tablespoons pizza sauce
6 pepperoncini, drained and sliced
3 ounces pancetta, cooked and sliced
4 ounces sliced turkey
4 ounces sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
2 tablespoons BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
- Place bread on a baking sheet. Remove top one-fourth of loaf. With fingers, hollow out bread top and bottom without breaking through crust.
- Spread Italian salad dressing evenly inside bottom of loaf. Place half of the provolone cheese slices across bottom of bread. Layer the following ingredients: salami, black olives, sausage, onion, mortadella, pizza sauce, pepperoncini, pancetta, turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, pesto and remaining slices of provolone.
- Replace top onto bread. Place another baking sheet on top of bread and top with a 5 to 10 pound weighted object. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Sandwich should be compressed, but not smashed. Cut into wedges, and serve.
Makes 10 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 330; Calories from Fat: 140; Total Fat: 15 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 35 mg; Sodium: 1270 mg;
Carbohydrates: 30 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 5 g; Protein: 17 g.
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