This yummy loaf plus a salad equals supper on the deck, porch or patio.
1 (1-pound) loaf garlic-buttered French bread
4 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American chopped
6 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
*Substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Heat bread according to package directions; split loaf lengthwise. Place loaf halves, split-side up, onto ungreased baking sheet.
Layer each half evenly with tomato, basil, cheese and bacon. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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The first time I made this, we enjoyed it with a veggie salad for a Sunday night supper on a warm Summer day; it was a hit with the family and leftovers were taken for lunch the next day; good hot or cold.