A Vegetarian Piadina Sandwich in a wicker basket.

Vegetarian Piadina Sandwich

The piadina is a popular Italian street food originating from Romagna. Shredded mozzarella, aromatic arugula & juicy tomatoes are used as the filling for this Vegetarian Piadina Sandwich, but any savory or even sweet food can be used. The olive oil used to make the dough ensures a lighter tasting piadina.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword piadina recipe, piadina sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water approx 105 F
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm milk approx105 F
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • additional flour for dusting wooden board
  • additional olive oil to drizzle pan


  • Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  • In a large mixing bowl (of a stand mixer) combine the sifted flour and baking powder, with the olive oil, water, milk and salt.
  • With the dough hook attachment, knead for approximately 10 minutes (the dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl). Alternatively, knead by hand.
  • Transfer the ball of dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Can also be refrigerated overnight.
  • Divide and shape the dough into 4 balls (approximately 120 grams each).
  • Dust wooden board with flour.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out each ball of dough into an 8 inch round disc -about 1/8 inch thick (or desired thickness).
  • Continue to roll out the other balls of dough (discs can be stacked, separated with a piece of parchment paper).
  • Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick pan over medium -high heat. Can also use a griddle pan.
  • Lightly brush the pan with olive oil. Add the rolled out piadina and prick with fork to avoid air bubbles.
  • Cook until charring occurs, about 1- 2 minutes.
  • Turn over and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked piadina to plate. Repeat until all dough has been cooked (At this point, dough can be stacked).
  • Serve immediately (while still warm) with your favorite fillings.


During the idle time of 30 minutes, you can prepare your favorite fillings.
The piadina are at their best as soon as they are made.
1 serving = an 8 inch piadina
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*adapted from la cucina italiana


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg