Make-Ahead Dagwood Sandwiches

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Ingredients

2
loaves herb-flavored or cheese-flavored bread, such as Focaccia, ciabatta or Asiago cheese bread (1 lb each, about 1 inch thick)
1
container (6.5 oz) garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese
1
lb thinly sliced smoked turkey
8
oz sliced provolone cheese
8
oz thinly sliced salami
1/4
cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
8
slices bacon, cooked
1
sweet onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings
3
small plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced
4
cups lightly packed torn arugula
1/2
cup basil pesto

Directions

Directions

  • 1 With long serrated knife, cut bread in half horizontally. Spread cut side of each bread bottom with half of the spreadable cheese. Overlapping slices, arrange remaining ingredients except pesto in order listed over each bread bottom. Spread cut side of each bread top with half of the pesto, and place over arugula.
  • 2 Place each whole loaf in large food-storage plastic bag; seal and refrigerate topped with cast-iron skillet or other heavy weight up to 24 hours.
  • 3 When ready to serve, cut each loaf into 6 equal sandwiches. Secure sandwiches with toothpicks or small skewers.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Tailor-make this sandwich to suit personal tastes. Replace the tomato slices with sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red pepper strips. The salami can be replaced with pepperoni.

If no heavy item is available to weigh down the loaf, wrap the sandwich very tightly in plastic wrap.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
1710mg
71%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.