I am happy to be sharing this Sensational Stadium Sandwich again, that I created last year.
We are big football fans at my house and last week-end was spent watching NFL and college football games. Watching hours of football means there must be plenty of snacks. This Sensational Stadium Sandwich is packed full of meat, cheese, and veggies and is perfect to serve at any tailgate party.
I remember making the sandwich ring from Pampered Chef parties back in the 1980’s. I have made that sandwich ring over the years for parties, luncheons, and made it once to give a friend when she came home from the hospital, after having a baby. I decided to make it again this past week-end and this treat developed.
Start with 2 cans of refrigerated French bread dough.
I shaped it into an oval shape to make a football. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Cut small slits across top. Brush with olive oil.
Sprinkle top with Italian seasoning and garlic salt.
Bake until golden brown. Remove from pan to a cooling rack.
Prepare the meats, cheeses, and veggies. I cut cheeses and veggies to fit shape of the football.
Slice bread horizontally and separate top and bottom.
Spread each half of bread with mixture of mayonnaise and mustard.
Start with a layer of cheese.
Continue adding meats, cheeses, and veggies.
Add the top and place long party picks around it.
At this point I decided that it looked more like a stadium than a football, so that’s when I decided to call it the stadium sandwich.
I had placed a clear plastic sheet onto my cutting board that made it easy to transfer sandwich to a serving platter after cutting into wedges.
My family stopped by and the giant sandwich starting disappearing quickly.
This Sensational Stadium Sandwich was easy to put together and looked very impressive. You can use any ingredients that your crowd prefers. You can also drizzle Italian dressing over the meats and cheese before you put the top back on. Have fun and enjoy.