Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I first tasted this sandwich at an Italian cafe and it is called "Favorito". An unforgettable sandwich! This recipe is adapted from one I found on the internet.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the eggplant and red bell pepper on a baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Roast in preheated oven for about 25 minutes; roast the peppers until blackened. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until tender.
  5. Stir crushed garlic into mayonnaise. Slice focaccia in half lengthwise. Spread mayonnaise mixture on one or both halves.
  6. Peel cooled peppers, core and slice. Arrange the eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, and basil on the focaccia.
  7. Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap. Place a cutting board on top of it and weigh it down with some canned goods. Allow sandwich to sit for 2 hours before slicing and serving.


Most Helpful

Wow - this was really yummy! I roasted the eggplant, mushrooms and chopped yellow bell peppers (all out of red ones) all at once. That way I didn't have to dirty up another pan to saute the mushrooms and the darkened skin on the peppers didn't bug me at all so I didn't bother to peel them. I used fat-free mayo and lots of fresh basil from the garden, the basil was really the secret ingredient in these sandwiches. I used ciabatta rolls and didn't squash the sandwiches, but I did allow them to come to room temperature before eating. One note - the baking sheet should be sprayed with cooking spray as my eggplant stuck to the bottom. Made for ZWT4.

Brooke the Cook in WI July 10, 2008

Simply wordeful! I loved roasted vegetables ans mushrooms so I knew from the first look that this would be my favorite sandwich. I cooked the mushrooms with the garlic so I didn't added any to the mayo. I made half with toast bread and the other half with a focaccia type bread. Both wordeful! Thanks for posting!

katia March 25, 2008

This was a fabulous summertime dinner sandwich. I agree with the others that roasted veggies really give it a great punch of flavor. The bonus is that letting it set for two hours meant that the "pre-dinner" rush at our house was kept to a minimum. I did add some red onion for extra kick. Great sandwich!

ToiCara September 13, 2006

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