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Stanley Tucci’s favourite sandwich

Stanley Tucci's 'desert island' sandwich is this super simple pesto, mozzarella, prosciutto sandwich that has just seven ingredients.

Written by Beth Williams
Published 19.07.2023

Serves: 1



2 slices of good sourdough/crusty bread

1/2 ball of fresh mozzarella

1 handful of grated cheddar/mozzarella/gruyere (optional – but using both gives you a good melty middle and good flavour)

2 tbsp fresh basil pesto

3 slices of prosciutto

4-5 basil leaves, to top




Heat a pan over low-medium heat. Take the first slice of bread and spread butter on one side. Flip the slice over (so the butter side is down) and top with your chosen grated cheese (if using), prosciutto, fresh sliced mozzarella, pesto and basil leaves.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with the other slice of bread. Butter the top side of the bread.

Place in the pan and fry for 5 minutes a side, to get a super crunchy outside and melty inside.


Recipe credit: Desert Island Dishes

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