Italian Sandwich

    35 min

    A delicious sandwich that's jam-packed full of flavour. Ciabatta is filled with sauteed garlic, chillies, pepperoni, kale and mozzarella cheese. The perfect sandwich for any time of the day.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 125ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 115g diced pepperoni
    • 2 bunches kale, central stem removed, chopped
    • salt, to taste
    • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
    • 8 slices mozzarella cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Stir garlic into the oil; cook and stir until softened but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the crushed chillies and pepperoni; cook and stir to blend flavours, about 1 additional minute.
    2. Stir in the kale, coating the leaves well with oil. Cover and cook until kale is fully wilted and soft, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.
    3. Place a piece of cheese on cut side of each roll; fill with the kale mixture. Serve warm.


    If you can get your hands on broccoli rabe (rapini), use this instead of kale.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    I still can't figure out the relation to the dish from the comment above, but this is a fabulous traditional grinder. Add prosciutto (aged Italian ham) and it's over the top!!  -  05 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Mine ended up tasting like a lot of pepperoni in a cheap sandwich. However, I didn't follow the directions. I used about double the pepperoni and left out the red pepper flakes. I also used beet greens instead of the broccoli and mozzarella instead of the provolone. I think all the substitutions would have been okay if I would have kept the ratios the same. Keep the ratios correct.  -  18 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    5 STARS! Archie Bunker was a great cook off camera!  -  01 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)