It’s football season, and time for a casual party. Try this sandwich on for size. It’s so easy and can be made ahead of time. This 3-foot sub will be gone in an instant!

What you’ll need:

3 small zucchini

1 tbsp. sugar

¾ tsp. kosher salt

1 small shallot, sliced

2 tbsp. chopped dill

1 tbsp. white wine vinegar

2 large bakery loaves French bread

1-cup mayonnaise

8 slices cooked bacon, finely chopped (optional)

1 lb. sliced turkey

1 lb. sliced roast beef

1 lb. sliced deli ham (or any deli meat you prefer)

3 tomatoes, thinly sliced

¾ lb. sliced Havarti cheese

  • Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, thinly slice the zucchini lengthwise into long strips. Toss with the sugar, salt, shallot, dill and vinegar. Set aside and stir occasionally.
  • Slice loaves in half horizontally. Trim one end from each loaf and match the cut ends to create one large sandwich. Cover a wood plank (we used a 4-foot-long plank from the hardware store) with parchment or plastic wrap and place loaves on top to assemble.
  • Stir together the mayonnaise and bacon and spread evenly on the bottom of the connected loaves. Top with the sliced turkey, roast beef, ham, tomatoes, and cheese.
  • Drain any liquid from zucchini and add to the sandwich, then cover with the bread tops. Wrap sandwich and board together with plastic wrap if transporting. Serves 12 to 14.

*Recipe reprinted from: Ladies Home Journal, June 2014, pg. 81.