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Ham & Cheese Sandwich Loaf

 Ham & Cheese Sandwich Loaf
This hearty stacked sandwich is full of great flavor. The crusty bread is filled with melted cheese, crisp vegetables and tender ham. It's sure to be a party favorite! —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound shaved deli ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread in half horizontally. Hollow out top and bottom halves,
  • leaving 1/2-in. shells. (Discard removed bread or save for another
  • use.)
  • In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, celery and onions
  • in oil until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over
  • bread. On the bread bottom, layer half of the ham, vegetable mixture
  • and cheeses. Repeat layers, gently pressing down if needed. Replace
  • bread top.
  • Wrap tightly in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° or grill, covered,

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Ham & Cheese Sandwich Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • over medium heat for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Cut into
  • wedges with a serrated knife. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 wedge equals 437 calories, 22 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 1,097 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.