Tony Danza's Tomato Sandwiches With Gorgonzola Aioli

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Recipe: #16569

January 04, 2015

Categories: Sandwiches

"Have been courting this recipe (well the star too. Can't help it, he's handsome) for a while and finally decided to give it a whirl. The outcome was FABULOUS!! Originates from a "Star Palate: Celebrity Cookbook for a Cure". It contains various favorite recipes from different stars. I did change the recipe a bit due to availability of ingredients in my refrigerator which I've incorporated into the ingredients. This sandwich is so refreshing!! I'm in LOVE."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (266.5 g)
  • Calories 212.8
  • Total Fat - 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.7 mg
  • Sodium - 318.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 157.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat broiler or grill (I used a toaster oven).

Step 2

In a small bowl, mash the garlic, mayonnaise, and Gorgonzola (or feta) together until well combined. Set aside.

Step 3

Under the broiler or hot grill (or toaster), toast the cut sides of the foccacia until lightly golden.

Step 4

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes about 1/2-inch thick.

Step 5

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and basil, and then toss in the arugula.

Step 6

Spread the top and bottom layer of focaccia with the Gorgonzola (or feta) aioli. Place the tomatoes on the bottom piece of the foccacia, dividing them evenly among the sandwiches. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, then top with the dressed arugula. Close the sandwich with top foccacia square and serve immediately.

Step 7

NOTE: Because I had extra, I topped the arugula with some fresh basil leaves. YUM!


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


The Aioli sauce was delicious, and complimented the tomatoes so nicely! Wonderful sandwiches shared with my dh.


review by:
(24 Sep 2020)




review by:
(5 May 2016)


Did as you suggested and used feta and lots more basil on top, and these were very good sandwiches. The balsamic was the right amount for DH; I wouldn't have minded a tiny bit more on mine, but still great as is.


review by:
(5 May 2015)


What a taste treat these sammies are! Used the feta and an herb and garlic focaccia and roma tomatoes, they were the best looking in the store. I did find that the balsamic had over powered the aioli a wee bit. But will adjust next time I make these. I am looking forward to have these this summer with home grown, vine ripened tomatoes that are full of flavour! My family will love these! Thank you for sharing! Made for Billboard Recipe tag.


review by:
(25 Feb 2015)

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