These Italian Mini Party Sandwiches are easy to make and so delicious… they’re the perfect food to serve while watching the March Madness games. Add a Pasta Salad … some chips …some soft drinks and you have yourself a terrific little meal.
These mini sandwiches are similar to the Ham and Cheese ones I posted a while ago.
This time I decided to use completely baked dinner rolls instead of the Brown ‘n Serve kind. These worked out very well… they only took about 5-10 minutes to bake… just leave them in the oven until the cheese melts….
You can make your own Pesto or buy the ready-made pesto… both work equally as well. I was running out of it… you can put more on the bread than I did.
I recommend you work with six rolls at a time and try and keep them together... it will make handling them easier.
This time I purchased Valsic Roasted Red Pepper Strips… they were cut smaller than the regular sized ones and were extremely easy to put on the sandwich… if you use the larger peppers… you will need to slice them into small strips… see photo.
I used an 11 x 7 baking pan… use a pan that will nestle the buns together so the tops won’t slide off.
You will need to lay a piece of foil over the top of the buns so the heat of the oven won’t scorch the buns… you only need the heat to melt the cheese.
I figure 2-3 small buns per person… 3 for bigger eaters.
These are terrific little sandwiches…I hope you enjoy them!
Recipe: Italian Mini Party Sandwiches
All you need:
1 pkg. (12 count) dinner rolls
6 slices deli Provolone cheese, sliced thin
6 slices deli Genoa Salami, sliced thin
Roasted red peppers
Sliced black olives
All you need to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Work with 6 rolls at a time.
Slice the dinner rolls horizontally.
Spread a generous amount of pesto on the cut side of the rolls. I was running out of pesto... I would put more on next time.
On the bottom half of the rolls, lay 3 slices of provolone cheese… do not overlap very much… you may have to cut a provolone slice in half.
Lay 3 slices of Genoa salami on top of the Provolone.
Place a couple of strips of red pepper on top of the salami on each roll.
Add a few slices of black olive to each mound of peppers.
Layer 3 slices of provolone on top.
Place the top of the buns on the base.
Place in a baking pan.
Repeat with the second set of 6 rolls.
Lay a piece of foil over the buns and bake for about 5-10 minutes …keep an eye on them… you only need the cheese to melt.
Remove from the oven and remove the sandwiches from the baking pan… use a spatula to keep the sandwiches intact.
Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the buns apart.
Repeat with second set of rolls.
Serve warm or cold.
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