Turkey, Bacon, and Havarti Sandwich

Turkey, Bacon, and Havarti Sandwich Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Havarti is a Danish cheese that is semisoft with small irregular holes and a mild flavor; substitute Muenster or Swiss if you can't find it.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours


1 (7-inch) round sourdough bread loaf
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked deli turkey
6 (1-oz.) Havarti cheese slices
1 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and sliced
4 fully cooked bacon slices


1. Cut top 2 inches off sourdough loaf, reserving top; hollow out loaf, leaving a 1-inch-thick shell. (Reserve center of bread loaf for other uses, if desired.)

2. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. vinaigrette evenly in bottom bread shell; layer with half each of turkey, cheese, and peppers. Repeat layers with remaining turkey, cheese, and peppers, and top with bacon. Drizzle evenly with remaining 2 Tbsp. vinaigrette, and cover with reserved bread top; press down firmly.

3. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours before serving. Cut into 4 wedges.