A traditional club gets an Italian update in this mouth-watering baked sandwich recipe. Salami and bologna replace turkey for a welcomed twist on a old classic.
1/2 (16-ounce) Italian bread loaf
1/4 cup Italian dressing
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup mustard
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 and cut in half
Garnish: pimiento-stuffed green olives
How to Make It
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.
Bake at 375° for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Spread untoasted sides of bread slices evenly with mayonnaise and mustard. 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, if desired.