The Ultimate Deli Sandwich for 8

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Have fun with this recipe-take away and add whatever you wish! You cant go wrong with this one, and it's great for picnics, hiking or a day in front of the television watching football!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll out your bread dough to a round 14 inches.
  3. Begin by placing your sliced ham evenly in a 7-8 inch round, beginning in the center of the dough.
  4. Then do the same with the peppers and onions, then the smoked chicken, now a layer of mustard or sauce, cheese, veggies, more meat.
  5. Really you just want a nice round stack of what-ever you like.
  6. When your done pull the edges in, pressing down to compress layers and remove pockets of air.
  7. Your going to want the completed sandwich to be dense.
  8. Pinch together the dough so no open seams exists.
  9. Place seam side down on a round pie pan lightly dusted with corn meal.
  10. Lightly oil the top and bake for 35-45 minutes.
  11. Remove and let stand for 15 minutes on the pan.
  12. You can cut and serve hot, or place on a wire rack and cook for another 15 minutes and serve warm, or cool completely.
  13. **Use any ingredients you like--this can be from all meat and cheese to totally vegan, it's up to you.
  14. You can also divide the dough and make 8 individual ones as well--just mark the tops!


Most Helpful

I made this for my guys (husband and his father) on a hot summer day and they loved it! I used the meats listed, onion, peppers, mozzarella and added tomato sauce and basil and oregano to the pocket. They LOVED it! Just the other day my husband asked if we could have the "good stromboli" again soon. Steph

Steph/Feltongirl September 30, 2003

I made this twice in 2 days! The first time I would have given it 3 stars, but the 2nd time I give it 5. The reason was because your recipe calls for 1 loaf of bread dough. I think that my loaf may be smaller than yours because I had trouble making 8 individual sandwiches & didn't use nearly 1/2 the fillings called for in the recipe. This morning I made another loaf of dough & this time fashioned it into 5 individual rolls, which was MUCH easier. The results were delicious & I encourage people to work with this recipe, using as much filling as your dough can hold without overstuffing it. I brushed pesto on & then used ham, salami, smoked chicken, cheese, onion, semi-dried tomatoes, eggplant, artichoke & olives. Everyone will be jealous of my delicious lunches next week... They freeze well & reheat in the microwave, so I will be making these ahead often. I used a delicious multi-grain dough & my sister has requested that I use a rye dough & make some for her with fillings she likes including feta, eggplant & tomato. Thanks so much Di for sharing this versatile recipe that travels well.

MrsSPheonix July 10, 2003

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