Italian Pressed Sandwich

Italian Pressed Sandwich Recipe

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janet kaskie


The whole family LOVES this! Can be made with any of your favorite meats or cheeses. vegetarian(omit meats) or diabetic friendly (by using lowfat meats/Cheeses) This is VERY versatile & is made ahead of time. So make prior to work, church etc, and a meal will be ready when you get home !

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4 Hungry adults
40 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 loaf italian or french bread = save the bag it comes in,you'll be putting it back in this !
olive oil to coat
3 clove
1/2 lb
deli salami ,shaved
1/4 oz
deli pepperoni,shaved
1/4 lb
deli ham or prosciotto,shaved
1/2 small
red onion,very thinly sliced
2 medium
tomatoes,sliced thinly and patted semi dry
1 small
leaf lettuce,shredded
1/4 lb
smoked gouda cheese,very thinly sliced
1/4 lb
mozzerella cheese,very thinly sliced
dry italian seasoning, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
baking sheets
2 large
rubber bands

How to Make Italian Pressed Sandwich


  • 1Split bread in half horizontally.
  • 2carefully take out the interior of the loaf from the crusts,leaving about 1/2 inch thickness,
    *if you need to fill in a spot too thin, just fill in with removed bread.
  • 3Drizzle inside of both sides with olive oil.
  • 4Rub crushed garlic inside of both sides .
  • 5Layer meats on bottom half of sandwich.
  • 6Layer veggies in order listed on top of meat.
    sprinkle dry herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7Layer cheeses on top of lettuce.
  • 8Put top of loaf on.
  • 9tuck in any "loose" ingredents.
  • 10Return loaf to bag. (you will need to press it down to make it fit)
  • 11press sandwich (now in bag )to remove all air and twist-tie,
  • 12sandwich the loaf between 2 cookie sheets and put rubber bands around cookie sheets to "press" and secure sandwich.
  • 13refridgerate 3 - 8 hours.
    To serve - slide partially out of sleve and cut off desired amount.

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About Italian Pressed Sandwich

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy