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Dagwood Sandwiches

A Dagwood sandwich, popularized by the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead, is characterized by layers of sodium- and fat-laden meats and cheeses. We've slimmed ours down by using no-salt-added and lower-sodium deli meats and lower-fat cheeses held together with a tasty homemade spread.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
  • Hands-on: 17 Minutes
  • Total: 17 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dill pickle relish
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices 10-grain bread, cut in half diagonally
  • 4 small curly leaf lettuce leaves
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced deli no-salt-added roasted turkey breast
  • 2 (0.7-ounce) slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cut in half diagonally
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced deli 25%-lower-sodium Black Forest ham
  • 2 (3/4-ounce) slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cut in half diagonally
  • 8 thinly sliced green bell pepper rings
  • 16 thin slices cucumber
  • 4 pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 8 grape tomatoes (optional)


1. Combine first 3 ingredients. Spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on 1 side of each of 4 bread triangles. Top with 1 lettuce leaf, 2 tomato slices, 3/4 ounce turkey, 1 cheddar cheese triangle, 3/4 ounce ham, 1 Swiss cheese triangle, 2 bell pepper rings, and 4 cucumber slices. Cover sandwiches with remaining bread triangles.

2. Thread 1 olive and 2 grape tomatoes, if desired, alternately onto each of 4 long wooden picks; secure sandwiches with picks.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 23.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 693mg
  • Calcium: 282mg

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