Turkey Meatball

Turkey Ricotta Meatball Sandwich

There’s something about the texture of a meatball sandwich that is irresistibly satisfying. This is best on a soft Italian roll that won’t squish the meatballs out as you bite into it. Turkey Ricotta meatballs nestled on a bed of wilted fresh spinach and topped with thin shavings of good Parmesan cheese turn this Pizzeria…

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Nicoise Sandwich

Nicoise Sandwich

From the streets of Nice comes the inspiration for this little sandwich known as Pan Bagnat – “bathed bread” in French. It’s crucial to have the right roll for this one – a roll is best so the salad-y ingredients can be easily enclosed as you eat – with a chewy and soft interior and…

  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
grilledpanino

Grilled Panino

In Italian, a panino is just any old sandwich, but in this country we’ve come to think of it as a pressed grilled sandwich, which is fine by me, because it’s hard to go wrong with that. Lots of us have panini grills on our counters these days, so why not make use of them.…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 panini
Photo: James Wojcik

PLT

You should have a pretty good idea from the name what this is- a good sandwich made even better. Thinly sliced Pancetta – Italian bacon that is cured but not smoked and rolled into a cylinder – gets cooked crisp and layered with jammy slow-roasted tomatoes and spicy arugula on the toast of your choice.…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 40 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Spanish Shrimp Sandwich

Spanish Shrimp Sandwich

Two tapas classics – garlic shrimp and pan con tomate – meet in one gorgeous open-faced sandwich. Cut the bread smaller and it’s a tapas again. Smoked paprika – also known as Pimenton – adds smoky flavor and an earthy red hue.

  • Servings: Makes 4 open-faced sandwiches
Greek Salad Sandwich

Greek Salad Sandwich

All of the makings of a Greek salad are piled high on a large loaf hollowed out to make room for the ingredients. This is a sandwich that gets better as it sits, making it a perfect make-ahead for a party or a picnic. One giant sandwich is cut into wedges to be shared. The…

  • Servings: Makes 4-6 sandwiches
Italian Turkey Burgers

Italian Turkey Burgers

As an exciting and healthy alternative to the boring burger, we’re tempted to give it a fancy Italian name, but it’s just ground turkey mixed with sautéed onions, roasted peppers, garlic, fennel seeds and mustard. The succulent patty is so moist and flavorful, it could easily go bunless.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4
Photo by James Wojcik

Roast Pork Sandwich

Based on the lesser-known but more suave cousin to the Philly cheesesteak, this sandwich is made with quick cooking pork tenderloin rather than a long-roasted fresh ham. Sliced deli provolone, with it’s pungent flavor, is a nod to the sandwich’s humble origins. Spicy broccoli rabe adds a juicy vegetal (not to mention healthy!) note.  Photo:…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Photo: James Wojcik

Pressed Reuben Sandwich

Hot and gooey sandwiches are all the rage. This one is a take on the New York deli standby, with a lower meat-to-bread ratio and a spicy Sriracha update to the Thousand Island dressing.  Photo: James Wojcik

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches