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This recipe comes from my author-friend
Meghan White

Italian Grinder Sandwich


focaccia bread or ciabatta loaf

6 to 8 slices provolone cheese

1 to 2 lbs deli meats (turkey, salami, pepperoni)

1 sliced tomato

2 to 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese


Salad Ingredients

1/2 head of iceberg lettuce thinly sliced

1/2 red onion thinly sliced



1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1/4 cup banana peppers or sliced pepperoncinis

1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove of fresh minced garlic

1/2 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp red pepper flake

salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

  2. Slice loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Place each half on a baking sheet.

  3. Place 3 slices of cheese on each half of the bread.

  4. Pile the turkey, then salami, then pepperoni on both halves.

  5. Put the prepared bread with meat and cheese in the oven for 5 minutes, until meat is warmed and cheese is melted.

  6. While the sandwich is in the oven, get your salad ready. In a medium size bowl put mayo, red wine vinegar, banana peppers, garlic, oregano, red pepper flake, salt and pepper and whisk together. Add sliced lettuce, and red onion. Give it a good toss until evenly coated.

  7. Once the hot sandwich is out of the oven sprinkle it with parmesan cheese. Then place the sliced tomatoes on each side and add salt and pepper on top. Now pile on the grinder salad on one side and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place the other side of the sandwich on top, slice and eat!



  • French bread works well if you can’t find focaccia.

  • Use ham, prosciutto, capicola, or any meats you prefer.

  • Any of your favorite cheeses will work.

  • There will be extra salad.


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