Simple Hot Pastrami and Swiss Sandwiches

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy

My wife's favorite sandwich. I'm a pastrami and rye guy, but she loves Italian bread. So this is for Charlotte and anyone who loves simple but flavorful sandwiches. I'm learning that the expensive deli pastrami I use is low in calories (similar to turkey pastrami) and very tasty, but it's not real pastrami. Unless I make it myself, I can't get real pastrami here. Real pastrami is almost 3 times the calories, but much more flavor as it's smoked corned beef. What I use here is Boar's Head pastrami from cap-off top round beef.

Top Review by Lynn in MA

I sometimes like to change it up by using Provolone and honey Dijon mustard. I serve the sandwich in a pita pocket (toasted in the oven briefly).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices Italian bread (I use deli Italian)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (or your favorite mustard)
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese
  • 12 ounces pastrami (sliced paper thin but not shaved)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread mustard on each slice of bread.
  2. add 1 ounce of cheese and 3 ounces of pastrami per sandwich.
  3. top with another slice of bread.
  4. Spread butter on the outside of the assembled sandwich.
  5. Heat in hot, heavy skillet until bread is toasted and cheese melted.

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