Prep Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 4 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.)

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing.

Ratings & Reviews

stephdmarsh's Review

September 01, 2011
This has been our go-to tailgate sandwich for 3 years now. My husband requests this often and I don't mind at all. I roast my own peppers, add pesto and tomato slices.

Emily676's Review

July 13, 2009
I loved this! I added caramelized onions and made my own balsamic vinaigrette. I also used a roasted garlic loaf bread from a local bakery. I chilled it overnight, next I'll try it grilled.