Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe: The classic Italian sub is a favorite of mine, but it can get very large, so some moderation is certainly in order when transforming it into a grilled cheese. These Italian grilled cheeses are one of the few grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever had the pleasure of presenting as a healthier alternative.
Furthermore, Italian subs are so massive that my children cannot finish them. You can get the best of both worlds by reducing the number of layers and cooking the sandwich to a golden brown on the exterior and melty in the middle. To make the sandwiches more kid-friendly, I chopped them into wedges.
How Do You Make an Italian Sandwich?
At least three different types of cured meats are required for a traditional Italian sub. However, there is no hard and fast rule; I personally enjoy a combination of pepperoni, salami, and prosciutto. Soppressata is a great choice if you’re looking to spice things up.
Add a slice of mortadella for a smokier, creamier flavor. But when it comes to cheese, I’m a traditionalist. Only provolone, thanks! It melts beautifully and has a pleasant mild flavor, making it the ideal cheese with which to pair these cured meats.
Choose Your Own Adventure: Grilled Cheese Bread
For grilled cheese sandwiches, I use whatever bread happens to be in the cupboard. It’s true that there are folks who insist on using expensive, crusty bread in order to prepare a decent grilled cheese, but they can take a chill pill.
In my own kitchen, I use pretty much any kind of bread for this sandwich. On the day in question, I used regular white sandwich bread to make these, and you know what? It tasted great!