Chopped Italian Sandwich Recipe

This recipe combines the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine into a satisfying chopped sandwich. Packed with savory meats, cheeses, and tangy condiments, it’s a perfect choice for a hearty lunch or a quick dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of Italian bread or ciabatta
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced salami
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced ham
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped banana peppers
  • 1/4 cup of chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup of Italian dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Slice the Italian bread or ciabatta in half lengthwise and place it on a baking sheet.
  3. Layer the salami, pepperoni, ham, and provolone cheese evenly over the bottom half of the bread.
  4. Place the sandwich in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bread is slightly toasted.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the chopped vegetables. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, red onion, banana peppers, and roasted red peppers.
  6. Drizzle the Italian dressing over the chopped vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Once the sandwich is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  8. Spoon the chopped vegetable mixture evenly over the melted cheese layer.
  9. Place the top half of the bread over the chopped vegetables and press down gently to secure the sandwich.
  10. Use a sharp knife to cut the sandwich into individual portions.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious chopped Italian sandwich!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite Italian meats, cheeses, or veggies. Buon appetito!

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