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Easy Italian Sandwich

This Easy Italian Sandwich is loaded with Italian meats and cheese, vegetable spread and fresh basil.  It’s SO delicious!  You should make it.

So there’s this sandwich that we buy regularly from a local Italian market here in town, and it’s amazing.  It’s so good that I had to figure out how to make it at home. After some delicious research I put together this Easy Italian Sandwich recipe that I think you need to try!

Easy Italian Sandwich


This sandwich is load with Capicola meat, thinly sliced Mortadella sausage, Genoa salami, Provolone cheese, red pepper vegetable spread and fresh basil all squished between a fresh loaf of French bread.

Easy Italian Sandwich


I loved the vegetable spread so much I *may* have used a teensy bit too much.  Ah no, the more the better…it’s so good.  My mouth is watering just typing this!

But I mean, just look at this sandwich.  It’s perfection!  It’s great served up for lunch and it also travels well, so you could take it along on a picnic too, or make a couple loaves and you can feed a crowd.  Enjoy!


Easy Italian Sandwich

Easy Italian Sandwich Recipe Tips:

  • This sandwich can be made a day ahead.
  • Double the recipe and feed a crowd…it’s great for a summer picnic or game day party.


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Easy Italian Sandwich

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This Easy Italian Sandwich is loaded with Italian meats and cheese, vegetable spread and fresh basil.  It’s SO delicious!  You should make it.


  • 1 large loaf of bread like a French loaf
  • 200 g thinly sliced Capicola meat
  • 200 g thinly sliced Genoa Salami
  • 200 g thinly sliced Mortadella sausage
  • 200 g sliced Provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup vegetable spread (like Dalla Terra Ajvar in Mild)
  • olive oil
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves


  1. Cut the loaf of bread down the middle lengthwise.
  2. Brush one side of the loaf with olive oil.
  3. Spread the vegetable spread on the other side of the loaf.  If 1/4 of a cup isn’t enough for your liking, add more!
  4. Layer the meat and cheese on the bread.
  5. Add the fresh basil leaves.
  6. Cut into 1 – 2 inch pieces and enjoy!

Keywords: Italian sandwich, sandwich recipe

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  • Reply
    July 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    I love a good Italian sandwich! Yum 🙂

    ~Lor @ ♥

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    La Cuisine d'Helene
    July 24, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    I am so tempted to make this sandwich, looks really good!

  • Reply
    Virginia Fynes
    July 26, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    An Italian opening- yes please! sounds like a delicious event and sandwich!

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    Lou Lou Girls
    August 3, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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