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Stracciatella Cheese Sandwich with Mortadella [Recipe]

mortadella Sandwich with Stracciatella recipe
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Welcome to a gourmet journey that blends the rich flavors of Italy into a simple yet sophisticated sandwich: the Stracciatella Cheese Sandwich with Mortadella. If you love the irresistible combination of mortadella and pistachios, this sandwich, served on ciabatta bread, will become your new favorite.

Inspired by my all-time favorite pizza—mortadella pizza topped with pesto, ricotta, and pistachios—I sought to recreate these flavors in sandwich form. This desire gave birth to a unique Italian sandwich that marries the creamy, delicate texture of stracciatella cheese with the savory depth of mortadella, complemented by a homemade pistachio pesto.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Unique Flavor Fusion: This sandwich brings together a delightful mix of ingredients that are not commonly combined in everyday cuisine.
  • Ease of Preparation: Not only is this sandwich quick to assemble, but it also features a homemade pistachio pesto that is surprisingly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you can whip up this flavorful pesto in no time, adding a fresh and personal touch to your Italian sandwich.
Stracciatella Sandwich with mortadella

Recipe Variations

  • Alternate Cheese Options: If you’re looking to explore different textures and flavors, consider substituting the stracciatella cheese with either burrata or mozzarella. Burrata will add a wonderfully creamy and rich element similar to stracciatella, while mozzarella offers a firmer texture that melts beautifully if you decide to warm up your sandwich slightly.
  • Addition of Sun-Dried Tomatoes: For a touch of tanginess and a burst of color, try adding sun-dried tomatoes to the sandwich.
mortadella Sandwich with Stracciatella in making

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Stracciatella Cheese Sandwich with Mortadella

Stracciatella Cheese Sandwich with Mortadella

Author: Laura Bais
Enjoy this luxurious Stracciatella Cheese sandwich that combines the creamy texture of stracciatella with the rich flavor of mortadella, all enhanced by the homemade pistachio pesto.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 1317.2 kcal


Pistachio pesto

  • ½ cup pistachio
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Sandwich ingredients

  • ¼ ciabatta bread
  • 3 tbsp stracciatella cheese
  • 3 slices mortadella
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios


  • Gather pistachios, olive oil, fresh basil leaves, garlic, and a pinch each of salt and black pepper.
  • Place all the pesto ingredients into a food processor or Tupperware Chop ‘N Prep Chef. Pulse or chop until the mixture reaches a coarse paste consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides and blend a few times to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Slice ¼ of a ciabatta loaf horizontally to open it up for your sandwich base.
  • Spread a generous layer of the freshly made pistachio pesto on the bottom half of the ciabatta.
  • Spoon stracciatella cheese over the pesto, spreading it evenly.
  • Place 3 slices of mortadella on top of the stracciatella cheese.
  • Sprinkle chopped pistachios over the mortadella for an added crunch.
  • Close the sandwich with the top half of the ciabatta bread. Press down gently to ensure the ingredients meld together slightly.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 1317.2kcalCarbohydrates: 76.5gProtein: 40.6gFat: 100.1gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 54gCholesterol: 56.7mgSodium: 1155.1mgPotassium: 906.7mgFiber: 9.4gSugar: 5.9gVitamin A: 1261.8IUVitamin C: 7.4mgCalcium: 351.1mgIron: 4.3mg
Keyword ciabatta bread, fresh stracciatella, homemade pesto, mortadella sandwich, pistachio pesto, stracciatella cheese, stracciatella di bufala, stracciatella sandwich

Before diving into the nutritional details, please review our Nutritional Disclaimer page for important context and clarifications.

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