12 Italian Sandwiches to Spice Up Your Lunch

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    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Chicken Parmesan is a mouth-watering dish and an icon in Italian cuisine. As great as it is, it's almost a little better when it's transformed into a sandwich. This Chicken Parmesan Sandwich recipe is your dream come true. Crispy fried chicken cutlets, marinara sauce, tons of basil, and melted provolone make this Italian sandwich a classic. 

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    Muffuletta Sandwich

    Muffaletta sandwich

    The Spruce

    New Orleans is known for many famous foods and among those is one of the best sandwiches in the country. If you have yet to experience the taste of an authentic Muffuletta Sandwich, here's your chance. You'll love this pressed sandwich, stacked with deli meats and cheeses with its signature olive spread.

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    Mini Italian Meatball Sliders

    Mini Italian Meatball Sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    If you're looking for an incredibly simple recipe for a party, check out these Italian Meatball Sliders. These tasty bites are on mini rolls and the combination of whole grain mustard, cheesy meatballs, roasted peppers, and capers is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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    Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich

    Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich Recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    The caprese sandwich is a true classic in Italian cuisine. While it's delicious, it can be made a little healthier with a few changes. This Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich recipe transforms the whole thing, one ingredient at a time. It includes arugula, fresh basil, mozzarella pearls, and truffle mustard. 

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    Porchetta Sandwich

    porchetta sandwich with salsa verde
    Grilled Cheese Social

    A salsa verde makes this Porchetta Sandwich Recipe a top-notch pick. The butterflied pork shoulder is adorned with rosemary, fennel, and garlic. Add the homemade salsa and cherry tomatoes on a ciabatta bun and you have one fantastic sandwich.

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    Italian Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe

    Italian Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    While you have ciabatta in the house, you'll definitely want to try a Classic Italian Ciabatta Sandwich. This sub is stacked with meat, but it's not overwhelming like many tend to be. You'll enjoy the combination of ham and salami with roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, basil, and arugula.

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    Roasted Pork and Broccoli Rabe Hoagie

    Roasted Pork and Broccoli Rabe Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    For an extraordinary sandwich, it's hard to beat this Roasted Pork Hoagie. It was inspired by a famous sandwich from Philadephia's DiNic's and it rivals the real thing. What makes this one special is the broccoli rabe. That is accompanied by banana peppers and provolone on top of herbed-up roasted pork.

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    Grilled Portobello Burger

    Grilled Portobello Burger with Mozzarella
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Portobello burgers are a classic vegetarian sandwich. It's one that everyone can enjoy and with a big, meaty mushroom cap, even burger lovers won't miss the beef. This Grilled Portobello Sandwich is extra special, topped with a homemade red pepper tapenade, baby spinach, and fresh mozzarella.

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    Chicken Provencal Wrap

    Chicken Spinach Provencal Wrap
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Maybe an Italian-inspired wrap is more your style. If so, the Chicken Provencal Wrap is the perfect recipe for you. This is an ideal way to use up any leftover rotisserie chicken. Place that on a whole wheat wrap and add provencal mustard, spinach, peppadew, goat cheese and a touch of pesto. When it all comes together, it's a true delight.

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    Meatball Smash Grilled Cheese

    Meatball smashed grilled cheese

    Grilled Cheese Social 

    Meatballs and spaghetti on a grilled cheese? It sounds too amazing to be true, but it's real and it is delicious. If you're a fan of gooey cheese sandwiches, do yourself a favor and grill up the Meatball Smash Grilled Cheese. It's funky and that's why we love it so much.

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    White Pizza Grilled Cheese

    White Pizza Grilled Cheese with Bacon + Spinach
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Another fun twist on the classic grilled cheese, the White Pizza Grilled Cheese is a memorable sandwich. Focaccia serves as the bread and it's filled with layers of ricotta, spinach, basil, and bacon. This one can easily become a new family favorite.

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    Truffled Taleggio and Squash Blossom Grilled Cheese

    Grilled Cheese with Truffled Taleggio and Squash Blossoms

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Grilled inside a pretzel bun, the Truffled Taleggio, and Squash Blossom Grilled Cheese is a most impressive sandwich. The Taleggio is combined with sharp cheddar and Ricotta. Add to that fresh squash blossoms, candied pumpkin seeds, and honey, and you have the ultimate lunch.