Italian Wrap Recipe

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What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You have an Italian wrap recipe that’s out of this world and full of flavor.

Italian wrap cut in half

What’s so secret about this submarine sandwich? Well, it’s under wraps, of course!

(I love a good pun.)

Now seriously, wraps have had hit-or-miss popularity over the years. Sometimes you see them in sandwich shops; sometimes you don’t. Why? I have no idea.

Essentially, a wrap is a sandwich wrapped in a tortilla or flatbread instead of bread. It’s a convenient pantry challenge technique when you’ve run out of bread or rolls. Since tortillas are a neutral vehicle, you can use whatever flavor profile you like. While the flatbread may have its origins south of the border, you don’t have to commit to a Mexican food filling.

What’s In An Italian Wrap?

I took one of my family’s favorite deli meat combinations (ham and salami) and rolled it up in a wrap, aka this Italian wrap. Besides ham and salami, an Italian wrap has lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese and of course Italian dressing.

So, easy, so delicious.

How To Make An Italian Wrap

Have you ever made an Italian sandwich on a large, burrito size tortilla? It is delicious, easy, and inexpensive — all the good things I look for in a recipe.

You want to start by heating  your tortilla in a skillet. Then you want to layer the ham and salami, top with the cheese and the rest of the toppings.

italian wrap with italian dressing and a side of a watermelon

Some tips for rolling your Italian wraps

Now if you’re not sure how to roll a burrito, be sure to watch my ancient YouTube video here. How you roll it really does matter. It will help if you have room temperature or even slightly warmed tortillas. They crack less and tend to stay rolled when they aren’t refrigerator cold.

Don’t overfill the wrap — I’m looking at you, Chipotle — or it will be too hard to keep closed. Go for thinner tortillas so that you don’t feel like your filling to tortilla ratio is too skimpy.

To make it packable, leave the wrap “dry” and serve the dressing on the side.

5 from 1 vote
Italian wrap
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You can an Italian wrap that’s out of this world and full of flavor.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sub, submarine, wrap
Servings: 1
Calories: 747 kcal
Author: Heather Perine
Ingredients
  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 slices ham
  • 5 slices salami
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian blend cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • favorite vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Soften the tortilla on a hot skillet.
  2. In the middle of the tortilla, layer the ham and salami. Sprinkle the cheese over top. Add lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion. Drizzle with salad dressing to taste.

  3. Roll up like a burrito. Serve with extra dressing on the side.
Recipe Notes
  • It will help if you have room temperature or even slightly warmed tortillas. They crack less and tend to stay rolled when they aren't refrigerator cold.
  • Don't overfill the wrap -- I'm looking at you, Chipotle -- or it will be too hard to keep closed. Go for thinner tortillas so that you don't feel like your filling to tortilla ratio is too skimpy.
  • To make it packable, leave the wrap "dry" and serve the dressing on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Italian wrap
Amount Per Serving
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 20.5g 103%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 2715mg 113%
Potassium 101mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 28.9g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 3.7g
Protein 43.3g 87%
Calcium 87%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Italian Wrap cut in half

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Comments

  1. Kathleen says:

    Looks good. Did you put olives in there? I may put these in my summer rotation since here in the Sacramento area we have many days in the 100s all summer, and I refuse to use the oven until late October.

  2. Megan says:

    These are so good! I just made them for me and my husband. About half-way through, we looked at each other with full mouths and gave each other a thumbs up. I asked if we should make another to share and without hesitation he agreed – we needed more of this sub. I used your basic vinaigrette linked above with Dijon, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Also added black olives to the filling. So good! Thank you!

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