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Ham & Cheese Sandwich Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

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

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

  1. Cut bread in half horizontally. Hollow out top and bottom halves, leaving 1/2-in. shells. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.)
  2. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, celery and onions in oil until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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