When it’s cold outside, I like a hot sandwich and warm soup inside. Our next-door neighbors in our old ‘hood used to make this sandwich all the time when they entertained. (I miss having neighbors who feed us!) It’s perfect for parties or a quick meal.
EASY PESTO & HAM HOT SANDWICH
*loaf of ciabatta bread
*¼ c. pesto
*1 lb. shaved ham, preferably uncured (I use Boar’s Head uncured, smoked ham.)
*a few slices of provolone cheese
*¼ c. dill pickles, sliced
*thin slices of red onion for topping
I’m guessing you know how to make a sandwich. If not…spread the pesto onto the top half of the cut ciabatta loaf. Layer meat and toppings. (I can’t believe I just typed instructions for making a sandwich. You’re welcome.)
Wrap the sandwich in foil and place it on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Cut the hot sandwich lengthwise then widthwise into 2″ finger sandwiches. Use toothpicks for easy serving.
Serve with kettle cooked chips, salad or soup of choice. Personally, I love it alongside Trader Joe’s organic tomato & roasted red pepper soup. (There’s a low sodium option, too.) YUM.
My kids aren’t fond of pesto so I usually forgo pesto on one end of the loaf when I make it for my family. This sandwich is super easy and super comforting. Enjoy!
Psst…easy chicken marbella is pretty comforting, too.
images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking