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France Meets Italy Prosciutto Cotto Sandwich

The flavors of both Italy and France married together in this prosciutto cotto (Italian-style ham) sandwich. European butter has a higher fat content, which makes the butter and parmesan spread a delicious stand-in for mayo.

France Meets Italy Prosciutto Cotto Sandwich



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

3 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1/2 cup European butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1 baguette (split in half lengthwise horizontally)
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto cotto


  1. Preheat the broiler to high. Place two upside down baking sheets next to each other under the broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl using a rubber spatula mix together the butter and 1 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese. Spread the mixture evenly on both cut sides of the baguette. Sprinkle with the remaining 1cup of cheese. Place baguette across the two baking sheets and broil on high for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Remove to a cutting board and allow to cool. Pile the prosciutto cotto on the bottom half and place the top of the baguette on top. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
12 grams
19 grams
16 grams
Saturated Fat
9 grams
52 milligrams
1150 milligrams
1 grams
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3 reviews & comments

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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton

    My husband will love this sandwich❤️ Thank you Giadzy‼️

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    Nat Atkins

    Where can you find European butter in the USA and why is it essential for this recipe?

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    The Giadzy Kitchen

    Most big markets nowadays have “European Style” butter in the regular butter section. Kerrygold and Plugra are good common picks!

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