STREAMING NOW: No Reservations

Layered Picnic Loaves

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This big and tasty sandwich, inspired by a New York deli, is a favorite at our football parties or any gathering. Kids and adults both say it's super.”
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 loaves unsliced Italian bread (1 lb. each)
  • 14 cup olive oil or 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning, divided
  • 12 lb deli roast beef
  • 34 lb sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 14 lb thinly sliced salami
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1 (10 ounce) packageready-to-serve salad greens
  • 12 lb roasted deli chicken
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut loaves in half horizontally and hollow out tops and bottoms, leaving 1/2" of bread in shells. Discard removed bread.
  2. Combine oil and garlic; brush inside bread shells.
  3. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  4. Layer bottom of each loaf with a fourth of the roast beef, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, salami, artichokes, salad greens, chicken and onion. Repeat layers.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and drizzle with remaining oil mixture if desired.
  6. Replace bread tops; wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing. Enjoy!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a