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Giant Focaccia Sandwich Recipe

Giant Focaccia Sandwich Recipe

A flavorful Italian flat bread made with oats and molasses turns this sandwich into something special. I tuck ham, cheese and veggies inside, but you can substitute your favorite sandwich fillings. -Marina Gelling, Rowlett, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 6 to 8 lettuce leaves
  • 12 to 16 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 6 to 8 thin slices Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, molasses and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 2. Press dough onto a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 3. Brush with egg. Sprinkle with the onion, sesame seeds and garlic salt. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • 4. Split the focaccia in half horizontally; spread mayonnaise and mustard on cut sides. On bottom half, layer the lettuce, ham, cheese, onion, green pepper and tomatoes. Replace bread half. Chill until serving. Cut into wedges. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 428 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 898mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 36091
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"A delicious sandwich. The bread doesn't have to be kneaded, which is a time-saver, and the sweetness the molasses gives it tastes so good with all the things it's filled with. Everyone loved it!"

gauderman User ID: 1023608 42567
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"A super good huge sandwich! Have made it several times and have had many requests for the recipe. I like to use dill or basil or oregano on top."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 129426
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"I did not care for this bread at all."

akaylee User ID: 94485 129425
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I took it to the teacher's lounge at school and it was gone in minutes with many requests for the recipe."

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