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Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf Recipe

Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 661 calories, 33 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 2,065 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Reviews for Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf

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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..."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"made one for dinner; then again for a picnic-both times they were devoured!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"This is a great recipe for a light dinner or companion for soup! Love that you can change up the ingredients to make different versions of the recipe!"

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