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Italian Club Sandwich

No recipe image available.Genoa salami and mortadella replace the traditional ham and turkey, and provolone replaces the Swiss in this Italian version of the classic club sandwich.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 (16-ounce) Italian bread loaf
1/4 cup bottled Italian dressing
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Mayonnaise (optional)
Favorite mustard (optional)
1/2 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
1/2 pound thinly sliced mortadella or bologna
4 (1-ounce) provolone cheese slices
Romaine lettuce leaves
3 plum tomatoes, sliced
8 bacon slices, cooked slightly crisp and cut in half
Pimiento-stuffed green olives (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut bread diagonally into 12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices; arrange on a baking sheet. Brush slices evenly with Italian dressing, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  3. Spread untoasted sides of bread slices with mayonnaise and/or mustard, as desired.
  4. Layer 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side up, with salami, mortadella, and provolone. Top with 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side up; layer with lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Top with remaining 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side down. Cut in half, and secure with wooden picks. Garnish with olives, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.