Italian Picnic Sandwiches
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Italian Picnic Sandwiches

A make-ahead sandwich, loaded with a delicious trio of meats and a roasted red pepper cheese spread, that is perfect for lunch anywhere.

8
sandwiches
15 min
PREP TIME
15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Spread

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper, patted dry with paper towel

1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

Sandwich

1 (12- to 16-ounce ) rectangular loaf ciabatta or French bread, cut horizontally

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

4 large lettuce leaves

1/4 pound thinly sliced deli smoked turkey

1/4 pound thinly sliced deli baked ham

1/4 pound thinly sliced sopressata Italian salami or salami

6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place butter and cream cheese in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process until creamy. Add roasted pepper and olives. Process until finely chopped.

  2. STEP 2

    Spread half of spread mixture evenly onto each cut-side of bread. Layer bottom half of bread with basil, lettuce, turkey, ham, salami and provolone cheese. Cover with top half of bread. Cut into 8 slices.

Tip #1

- Sopressata salami is an Italian dry salami made from pork. It often includes a hot pepper seasoning.

Tip #2

- To prepare spread without food processor, combine butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Finely chop roasted pepper and olives. Add to butter mixture; stir until well mixed.

Tip #3

- Spread can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cover; store refrigerated. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before spreading.

Tip #4

- Sandwich can be assembled up to 24 hours before serving. Wrap tightly with plastic food wrap; refrigerate until serving time.

Nutrition

400Calories
22Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
1060Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
19Protein (g)

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  September 20, 2013

This is a delicious combination of flavors. I have used the ingredients to make wraps that are cut into small rounds for appetizers......always a hit!

— says Lyn
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  June 22, 2013

Excellent and worth making. Easy. 1/2 the basil and maybe a tad less olives. Made the spread the night before, in the am the sandwiches took about ten minutes. I would definitely make this again.

— says Skye
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