Italian Torta Sandwiches

Joni Hilton


This is such a knockout-- super impressive to serve guests, none of whom will have any idea how easy it was. Seriously, this comes together in a snap. It's hearty, delicious, and gorgeous. Oh-- and it's like winning a free trip to Italy. What more could you ask?

★★★★★ 7 votes
15 Min
50 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We couldn't stop eating this! The flavor is terrific (and very Italian!) and it's so hearty. Comfort food to the max!


uncooked dough for three pie crusts
2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) sliced olives, drained
1/2 lb
sliced salami
1 c
bottled, roasted red peppers, sliced
6 oz
flavored cream cheese spread (tomato or garden)
1/2 lb
deli-sliced turkey
2 c
spinach leaves
1 c
bottled pesto sauce
2 c
freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 large
egg, lightly beaten


11. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease bottom and sides of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Roll 2/3 of dough into a circle and press onto bottom and up sides of pan. (I can give you a great pie dough recipe if you like, or use a convenience package.)
22. Fill crust with remaining ingredients, except egg, layering them in order. Roll out final 1/3 of dough into an 8-inch circle, and place atop fillings, pinching seams with bottom crust to seal. Make vent holes with a fork, then brush with beaten egg.
33. Bake 50 minutes. Let rest 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Slice into wedges. This is also great at room temperature or cold. What a different, delightful sandwich!

About Italian Torta Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Sandwiches, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian