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Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 661 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 2065mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 39g protein.
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  • jmgarrow
    Sep 14, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your recipe...I just made it last night to take to share with my Bunco group and everybody LOVED it!! I will definitely make this very tasty and easy sandwich! Just wanted to tell you that I used tomato pesto (because that is what I had on hand) and it was incredible!! BTW, I live in YL too!!

  • lauramarielawson
    Dec 13, 2016

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  • Terena
    Oct 3, 2015

    Very tasty!

  • fascinator
    Feb 28, 2015

    Great recipe.

  • ldray18
    Dec 11, 2014

    Super yummy!

  • Curly in Kansas
    Jul 25, 2013

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  • brettmelinda
    Jun 24, 2011

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  • TwinSoccerMom
    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.

  • Sheep43
    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...

  • ym_rodriguez
    Sep 14, 2009

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