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Italian Pressed Sandwich

Italian Pressed Sandwiches are an easy way to make your lunch ahead of time. Whip up these savory sandwiches today and pack them in your lunchbox tomorrow! They make great party sandwiches and potluck finger foods too!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: italian
Servings: 4 people
Author: jodiemo


  • 1 large Italian loaf
  • 3 T pesto store-bought or homemade
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced salami
  • Sliced fresh mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • Jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • Chopped olives I like Kalamatas
  • 1 large tomato sliced


  • Halve the bread lengthwise and remove the insides of the bread to make a trench on both halves. Spread each half with pesto then layer the bottom half with olives, peppers, tomato, cheese and meats. Place the top of the bread back on top of the sandwich. Place the bread in a baking dish and wrap with foil or plastic wrap. Weigh the sandwich down with another dish and heavy weights (I used the gallon of milk I had in the fridge) and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • To serve, remove from wrapping, slice and serve!