Super Sandwich Recipe
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Super Sandwich Recipe

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This big meaty sandwich is one I've made many times when I knew I'd be feeding a hungry bunch. Everyone remarks on the tasty olive salad tucked between slices of meat and cheese. Since it can be made ahead, you're free to visit with family and friends. -Patrice Barker, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 1 round loaf (1-1/2 pounds) unsliced sourdough, white or whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 pound sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 pound sliced salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced cooked pork
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced Muenster cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 641 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1767mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, tomato, onion, olives and salad dressing; set aside.
  2. Cut 1 in. off the top of the bread; set aside. Carefully hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.)
  3. Layer a fourth of the ham, salami, pork and cheeses inside the shell. Top with third of the vegetable mixture. Repeat layers, ending with meat and cheeses, gently pressing down to flatten as needed.
  4. Replace bread top; wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe may be made a day ahead.
Originally published as Super Sandwich in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p39

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sandyy User ID: 965425 81394
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This sandwich is quick and easy to make and gets lots of compliments!"

jewelleigh99 User ID: 4100630 52053
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"Everytime I serve this sandwich everyone loves it, I have changed up the bread to an italian loaf makes it easier to serve"

unicornpc User ID: 3293150 50796
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"Difficult to eat, but Very Good!"

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