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Genoa Sandwich Loaf Recipe
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Genoa Sandwich Loaf Recipe

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Being an Italian American, I love this open-faced meat and cheese sandwich because it tastes like “home”. My Irish husband enjoys it as much as my relatives do when I fix it for family gatherings. Homemade pesto adds that something special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cups packed minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 464 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,315 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. For pesto, in a blender, combine the oil, parsley, basil, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic and nutmeg. Cover and process on high until blended.
  2. Spread cream cheese over cut sides of bread; spread with pesto. Layer the salami and tomatoes over pesto; sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Genoa Sandwich Loaf in Country Woman July/August 2005, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 464 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,315 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

Love this....and so did all my grown children.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

This is so quick and easy to prepare. My whole family loved it!

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