Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf Recipe
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Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf Recipe

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This yummy sandwich is easy and travels well. Make several to feed a crowd, and use any meat, veggies and cheese you like. —Marion Sundberg, Yorba Linda, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 661 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 2065mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 39g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut the top fourth off loaf of bread. Carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.) Spread pesto on the inside of top and bottom of bread. Set top aside.
  2. In bottom of bread, layer the turkey, cheese, zucchini, tomatoes and onion. Gently press the layers together. Replace bread top and wrap tightly in foil.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p60

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Very tasty!"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Great recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Super yummy!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"This is a now a family favorite! It is easy and the directions and times are right on target. Very good mix of flavors."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe! My husband loves it and asks for it often...especially during the summer. It travels well, is filling and so yummy! Enjoy! We sure do..."

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