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Ham-and-Fontina Sourdough Sandwiches

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Bring life back into your lunch with Ham-and-Fontina Sourdough Sandwiches. Deli ham gets dressed up with a pesto-mayonnaise mixture, fontina cheese, and basil leaves.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons jarred refrigerated pesto sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 sourdough bakery bread slices
  • 16 Fontina cheese slices (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 16 thin deli ham slices (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients.

  2. Spread 1 side of each bread slice generously with mayonnaise mixture. Layer cheese, bell pepper strips, ham, basil, and lettuce on half of bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise mixture sides down. Cut sandwiches in half.