Vegetarian Italian Party Sandwich


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Vegetarian Italian Party Sandwich

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Nestle layers of veggies and creamy Burrata cheese in a toasted ciabatta bread for a party-size Italian-inspired sandwich. Pair this with our Smoky Tomato Soup.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
1 medium bulb garlic
3 tsp. plus 3 Tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
¼ c. marinated artichoke hearts, drained
½ (8-oz.) container DeLallo seasoned pitted olive medley, drained
½ c. julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 tbsp. Gustare Vita white wine vinegar, divided
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt, plus additional to taste
1 (8-oz.) pkg. sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 (21-oz.) loaf Hy-Vee Bakery unsliced ciabatta bread
1 (8-oz.) container Burrata cheese, drained
2 tsp. Hy-Vee Italian seasoning
1 ½ c. lightly packed arugula
2 tbsp. lemon herb aioli

Things To Grab

  • Aluminum foil
  • Small baking pan
  • Food processor
  • Medium nonstick skillet
  • Large rimmed baking pan
  • Small bowl


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut off a thin slice from the top of a garlic bulb to expose ends of individual cloves. Remove any loose, papery outer layers. Place garlic bulb, cut side up, on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil. Wrap in foil. Place in a small baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until garlic is brown and soft; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place artichokes, olives, sundried tomatoes, 1 Tbsp. vinegar and 1/4 tsp. salt in a food processor. Cover and pulse until coarsely chopped.

  3. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallot; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are golden brown. Add 1 Tbsp. vinegar; cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until vinegar evaporates, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt.

  4. Place oven rack 6 in. from heat; preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; set aside. Cut ciabatta horizontally in half. Remove soft bread from the inside of ciabatta halves; reserve bread for another use. Place ciabatta halves, cut sides up, in prepared baking pan. Drizzle each half with 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

  5. Remove garlic from foil; carefully squeeze the base of each garlic clove and push it up and out of its paper husks into a small bowl; mash with a fork until a paste forms. Spread garlic paste in each bread half. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is golden and crisp.

  6. To assemble, spread olive mixture in the bottom bread half; spread with burrata. Top with mushrooms; drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar and 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning; top with arugula.

  7. Spread aioli in top bread half. Press top and bottom halves of loaf together to form a sandwich. Cut into serving pieces to serve.

Nutrition facts


490 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 1170mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Protein: 14g

Daily Values

Iron 20%
Calcium 15%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 6%