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Ham & Cheese Sandwich Loaf

This hearty stacked sandwich is full of great flavor. The crusty bread is filled with melted cheese, crisp vegetables and tender ham. It's sure to be a party favorite! —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound shaved deli ham
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread in half horizontally. Hollow out top and bottom halves, leaving 1/2-in. shells. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.)
  • In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, celery and onions in oil until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over bread. On the bread bottom, layer half of the ham, vegetable mixture and cheeses. Repeat layers, gently pressing down if needed. Replace bread top.
  • Wrap tightly in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° or grill, covered, over medium heat for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Cut into wedges with a serrated knife.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 437 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1097mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • JennyMelynntoh
    Sep 1, 2009

    This is one of my favorite TOH recipes, I have made it several times. I never use a whole pound of ham though. Make sure it doesn't burn in on the bbq!

  • Sandi2460
    Apr 28, 2009

    This sandwich is great, my entire family loves it. The ease in preperation of this recipe, makes this a good weeknight dinner.