Sandwich and Wrap Recipes

Stuffed Italian Sandwich

Take a trip to your local Italian specialty store to find such delectable items as pancetta (an Italian bacon) and mortadella (the original baloney) for this impressive Stuffed Italian Sandwich. Perfect for entertaining or parties.

Stuffed Italian Sandwich recipe

Prep: 35 min | Yield: 10 servings


  • 8 ounces mild Italian sausage, cooked and sliced
  • 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
  • 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 (5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon Buitoni Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 ounces) or Buitoni Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 ounces)


  1. Place bread on baking sheet.
  2. Remove top one-fourth of loaf. With fingers, hollow out bread top and bottom without breaking through crust.
  3. Spread Italian dressing evenly inside bottom of loaf.
  4. Place half of provolone cheese slices across bottom of bread.
  5. Layer the following ingredients: salami, olives, sausage, onion, mortadella, pizza sauce, pepperoncini, pancetta, turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, pesto and remaining slices of provolone.
  6. Replace top onto bread.
  7. Place another baking sheet on top of bread and top with a 5 to 10 pound weighted object.
  8. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Sandwich should be compressed, but not mashed.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve.


Per serving: Calories: 330 Calories from Fat: 140 Total Fat: 15g (24% DV) Saturated Fat: 6g (30% DV) Cholesterol: 35mg (11% DV) Sodium: 1270mg (53% DV) Carbohydrates: 30g (10% DV) Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% DV) Sugars: 5g Protein: 17g

Vitamin A: 6% of DV Vitamin C: 15% of DV Calcium: 15% of DV Iron: 15% of DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé® and

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