Dagwood Sandwich

Inspired by Dagwood Bumstead's iconic sandwich in the classic Blondie comics, this multi-layered sandwich is sure to delight at your next outdoor gathering.

1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
10 thick slices white sandwich bread
1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey breast
1/4 pound thinly sliced provolone
1/2 pound thinly sliced roast beef
1/4 pound thinly sliced mild Cheddar
1/2 pound thinly sliced pastrami
1/4 pound thinly sliced pepper jack cheese or Monterey jack if pepper jack is too spicy
1/2 pound sliced salami
5 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked crisp and halved
1 medium tomato, cut into thin slices (about 5)
10 whole green leaf lettuce leaves, washed, patted dry, and stem end removed
3 red cherry tomatoes
3 small pickle slices
3 long metal skewers
Potato chips, accompaniment


1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Season with chopped garlic.

2. Arrange 5 bread slices on a large cutting board. Spread 2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise mixture evenly on each slice. Layer the meat and cheeses evenly among the bread slices in this order: pepperoni, swiss, turkey, provolone, roast beef, cheddar, pastrami, pepper jack and salami. (Fold the meats so that the sandwiches will stack evenly on top of each other.)

3. Top each of the sandwiches with tomato slices and the remaining bread slices. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on top of each sandwich and lay 2 bacon halves on top of each sandwich. Place 1 cherry tomato and 1 pickle slice through each skewer. Carefully build the Dagwood Sandwich by stacking all 5 sandwiches on top of each other. Separate the sandwiches by placing 2 lettuce leaves in between.

4. To keep the sandwich tower from falling over, fit the skewers into the sandwich tower all the way through the center. To serve, pull off the desired amount of bread, meat and cheese, and serve with potato chips on the side.

How to Serve it Up

Square Dinner Plate
Round Dinner Plate
Dinner Napkins