Italian Pork Melts

Italian Pork Melts consist of strips of pork covered with pepper pieces and cheese, then melted until bubbly.

Italian Pork Melts

Serving Suggestions: Great with leftover pork roast instead of stir-frying pork strips. Make sure if younger cooks are helping to have an adult use the broiler.


  • 1 pound boneless pork roast, sliced into stir-fry strips*
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 (6 inch) submarine sandwich rolls, split
  • 2/3 cup pesto
  • 2 whole roasted red peppers, drained and halved
  • 4 (1 ounce) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

* 12 ounces of thinly sliced leftover cooked pork roast can be substituted for uncooked pork. If using leftover roast, delete oil in recipe.


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add pork strips to pan and brown nicely, stir-frying, remove from heat.
  2. While pork cooks, spread mayonnaise on bottom half of rolls; spread pesto on top half of rolls.
  3. Broil briefly just to lightly brown.
  4. Divide pork strips onto four roll halves, top with pepper pieces and a slice of cheese.
  5. Broil just until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Top with remaining half of rolls.

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 10 min | Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information Calories: 770 calories Protein: 47 grams Fat: 47 grams Sodium: 1070 milligrams Cholesterol: 90 milligrams Saturated Fat: 15 grams Carbohydrates: 42 grams

Recipe and photo used with permission from: National Pork Board