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Layered Picnic Loaves Recipe
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Layered Picnic Loaves Recipe

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This big sandwich, inspired by one I tried at a New York deli, is a favorite with our football-watching crowd. Made ahead, it's easily carted to any gathering. Kids and adults alike say it's super. -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 unsliced loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 pound deli roast beef
  • 12 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced salami
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced deli chicken
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 341 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 991 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut loaves in half horizontally; hollow out tops and bottoms, leaving 1/2-in. shells (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  2. Combine oil and garlic; brush inside bread shells. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Layer bottom of each loaf with a fourth of the roast beef, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, salami, artichokes, salad greens, chicken and onion. Repeat layers. Season with salt, pepper and remaining Italian seasoning.
  3. Drizzle with remaining oil mixture if desired. Replace bread tops; wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before slicing. Yield: 2 loaves (12 servings each).
Originally published as Layered Picnic Loaves in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 341 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 991 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

Yum! Used Turkey because that's what I had; Penzey's sandwich sprinkle instead of salt and pepper.

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

Fantastic - I love this sandwich! Feeds a crowd and best of all it is one of the rare sandwiches that is not loaded with mayo.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2012

excellent!!!

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

Easy to make and delicious.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

This is great recipe to bring to a potluck! Delicious and easy to transport!

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