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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 each: 661 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 2065mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 39g protein.

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Terena User ID: 3238586 233924
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Very tasty!"

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221624
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Great recipe."

ldray18 User ID: 2818944 214552
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Super yummy!"

TwinSoccerMom User ID: 4102342 71887
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."

Sheep43 User ID: 4875755 55949
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..."

ym_rodriguez User ID: 3529127 144049
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

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

joniotto User ID: 1827180 144044
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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