Classic Italian Grinder Sandwiches

Classic Italian Grinder Sandwiches

Serves 4


½ cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns
½ tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
⅓ head (approx.) iceberg lettuce, shredded
¼ cup sliced pepperoncini peppers (such as Mezzetta brand), drained
1 Kowalski’s Artisan French Loaf
4 oz. sliced salami
3 oz. sliced deli ham (such as Boar's Head Tavern Ham)
3 oz. sliced roasted deli turkey (such as Boar's Head Ovengold Turkey Breast)
2 slices provolone cheese
2 slices Muenster cheese
1 tomato, thinly sliced
¼ small red onion, very thinly sliced
- freshly grated Kowalski’s Signature Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, to taste
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  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together first 7 ingredients (through red pepper flakes).
  3. Add lettuce and pepperoncini to the bowl of dressing; toss to coat. Set salad aside.
  4. Slice bread in half, leaving one edge connected to create a hinged loaf.
  5. Place loaf on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Pull out some of the soft bread from the inside of the loaf; save breadcrumbs for another use.
  6. Top half of the sandwich with salami; top the other half with ham and turkey.
  7. Top half of the sandwich with provolone; top the other half with Muenster.
  8. Place sandwich open-faced under preheated broiler; broil until cheese is melted and bread is dark golden-brown on the edges (2-3 min.).
  9. Remove from oven. Top half of the sandwich with tomato and onion slices; sprinkle with grated cheese.
  10. Top the other half of the sandwich with iceberg salad; close sandwich.
  11. Cut into 4 pieces; serve immediately.

Tasty Tip:

  • We highly recommend using the reserved breadcrumbs from step 5 to make the homemade croutons in our Broccoli Caesar Salad recipe.

Find It!

  • Kowalski's Artisan French Loaf is available on the Artisan Bread Table. You can also find frozen dough balls in our Bake at Home Case.
  • Find Kowalski’s Signature Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese in the Specialty Cheese Case.