Pressed Italian Sandwich with Pesto

Pressed Italian Sandwich with Pesto Recipe
Oxmoor House
This pressed sandwich can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve—just be sure to layer the red bell pepper strips between the prosciutto and cheese to prevent the bread from becoming soggy.


8 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 14 Minutes
Other: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 313
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 13 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 17.2 g
Carbohydrate 33.2 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 987 mg
Calcium 224 mg


1 (16-ounce) ciabatta
6 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto
1 cup drained bottled roasted red bell pepper, cut into strips
8 (0.75-ounce) slices mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Slice ciabatta in half horizontally. Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread; reserve torn bread for another use. Spread Pesto over bottom half of bread. Layer prosciutto, bell pepper strips, and cheese over pesto; sprinkle with pepper. Replace top half of bread. Wrap loaf in plastic wrap and foil, and place on a plate; top with a heavy skillet filled with heavy cans. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

2. Remove foil and plastic wrap; cut sandwich into 8 pieces.

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals,

Oxmoor House

March 2010