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?

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We could not stop eating this torta and wonder why it took us so long to try one! Don't let the steps scare you. It's so easy. Using store-bought pie crust makes this a cinch and surprisingly comes together quickly. Once baked, the crust is a beautiful golden brown. Inside is hearty meat, vegetables, and gooey cheese. We served with a side of tomato sauce, but it's delicious alone too. It would be fun to add toppings to your liking. Comfort food to the max! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 8 votes

15 Min
50 Min


  • 1
    uncooked dough for three pie crusts
  • 2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can(s)
    sliced olives, drained (6.5 oz)
  • 1/2 lb
    sliced salami
  • 1 jar(s)
    roasted red peppers, sliced (12 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    flavored cream cheese spread, tomato or garden (7.5 oz)
  • 1/2 lb
    deli-sliced turkey
  • 2 c
    spinach leaves
  • 1 jar(s)
    pesto sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 c
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten

How to Make Italian Torta Sandwiches

Test Kitchen Tips
When it says roll 2/3 of the crust, we rolled two of the pie crust to fit the pan. We layered this almost like you would a lasagna - meat, cream cheese, veggies, and then shredded cheese. Repeat and end with cheese. Also if there are leftovers this was great heated up in the microwave.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease the 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.)
  2. Fill half the meat in the crust.
  3. Then half of the cream cheese and pesto.
  4. Then half of the olives and red peppers.
  5. Finally, half the spinach and shredded cheese. Then repeat it all.
  6. 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. t
  7. Then brush with beaten egg.
  8. Bake 50 minutes. Let rest 15 minutes, then remove from pan.
  9. Slice into wedges. This is also great at room temperature or cold. What a different, delightful sandwich!

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About Italian Torta Sandwiches

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

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