What’s Cookin? It’s Saturday, Go Make Me A Sandwich! 6/16: Italian Hero Sandwich

Saturday just seems like a great day for a sandwich. And I don’t mean a few slices of meat between 2 slices of bread wrapped in foil and thrown in a paper bag kind of sandwich. I mean a SANDWICH sandwich!

Saturday’s are special, so watch for a different special sandwich right here every Saturday.

Oh, and enjoy!


2 six inch lengths baguettes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbl red wine vinegar
2 vinegar peppers, sliced
1 cup arugula
1/4 cup thiny sliced proscuitto
2 thin slices (2 ounces) domestic mortadella
4 thin slices (2 ounces) proscuitto
6 thin slices (2 ounces) hot or sweet soppressata
4 thin slices (4 ounces) provolone cheese


  • Heat panini or sandwich press according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Slice the baguette in half lengthwise with a serrated knife, then in half to divide for two sandwiches
  • Brush the insides with the oil and vinegar
  • Lay bread, cut side up, on a work surface
  • Arrange arugula & peppers on the bottom half of the sandwich bread
  • Drape mortadella, proscuitto, and soppressata on top of the vegetables
  • Top with provolone, and finally the top half of the baguette
  • Place sandwiches on the press, pulling top down
  • Cook until browned and cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes depending on heat of press
  • Carefully remove sandwiches from the press & serve immediately

Source: Bottomless Kitchen

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  1. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    Thanks for the hero sandwich recipe – I’ve never been able to make a “great” sandwich before; can’t wait to try this!