Spicy Three-Meat Picnic Hero


We piled a lot on this picnic sandwich—ham, pepperoni, salami, pepperoncini peppers, and tomatoes, just to name a few. And while this sandwich is piled so high that it might test your jaw strength, it's also perfect for sharing at a potluck or picnic.

Spicy Three-Meat Picnic Hero
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
15 mins
6 portions


  • 1 16 ounce loaf ciabatta or French bread

  • ½ cup Thousand Island salad dressing

  • 4 ounce thinly sliced cooked ham or turkey

  • 3 ounce thinly sliced large pepperoni

  • 3 ounce thinly sliced salami

  • 1 cup thinly sliced pepperoncini salad peppers

  • 1 - 2 medium roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

  • 2 cup shredded bibb or iceberg lettuce

  • 6 ounce thinly sliced Swiss or mozzarella cheese


  1. Cut bread in half horizontally. Using a spoon, hollow out inside of top half, leaving a 3/4-inch shell. Spread cut sides of top and bottom halves with dressing.

  2. Layer bottom half of bread with ham, pepperoni, and salami. Add pepperoncini peppers and tomato slices; sprinkle tomatoes with black pepper. Top with lettuce and cheese. Replace top of bread; press lightly.

  3. Tightly wrap sandwich in foil or plastic wrap to tote. Chill up to 24 hours. To serve, cut into portions and, if needed, insert toothpicks to hold together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
27g Fat
39g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1426mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 10.4mg 52%
Calcium 269mg 21%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 202mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 19.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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