Use precooked bacon to save time. Microwave according to package directions to crisp before you assemble the sandwich. Havarti is a Danish cheese that's semisoft with small irregular holes and a mild flavor; substitute Muenster if you can't find it. Strawberries, apple slices, or cantaloupe will pair nicely with these flavors.
1 (7-inch) round sourdough bread loaf
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked deli turkey
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and sliced
6 (1-ounce) slices Havarti cheese
4 fully-cooked bacon slices
Garnish: dill pickle spears
How to Make It
Cut top 2 inches off sourdough loaf, reserving top; hollow out loaf, leaving a 1-inch-thick shell. (Reserve soft center of bread loaf for other uses, if desired.)
Drizzle 2 tablespoons vinaigrette evenly in bottom bread shell; layer with half of turkey, peppers, and cheese. Repeat layers, and top with bacon. Drizzle evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons vinaigrette, and cover with reserved bread top; press down firmly. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours before serving. Cut into 4 wedges. Garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing.