Italian Baguette Sandwiches

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These Italian Baguette Sandwiches have been a serious hit since I posted them for our Ninja Insiders a few months ago. I quickly rushed to get them into the new cookbook, Easy Macro Meals, and shared them to my Instagram Reels. I still get quite of confusion about the baguette bread, so I figure I’ll just give them a permanent spot here on the blog with step by step instructions.

If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, add all these ingredients to your grocery list right now. I got just about everything at my local Costco. I think they have THE BEST baguette bread. It comes in a 2 pack, but I only used 1, 410g loaf for this recipe. If using both loaves, double the other ingredients and you’ll have 8 sandwiches!

Also note that baguette bread needs to be used right away when it’s fresh. Within 1-2 days. If you have stale baguette bread don’t panic, there is a trick to soften it back up I’ve successfully used myself.

  • Stick the bread under running water. Yes, the whole loaf right under your kitchen sink faucet and give it a good drench real quick.
  • Place it right on your oven rack and bake it 6-10 minutes (depending on the size of your loaf) at 300 degrees.

I also prefer Costco’s pesto. I’ve tried others and it’s just my favorite. Obviously you can use whatever you prefer. Most macros for pesto are very similar so I wouldn’t even worry if you use something different. The same goes for the bread. Any baguette bread is great, just make sure it’s around 410 grams total. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Add your meats and cheese and broil on high 3-4 minutes.

I suggest using some good ham for this one. I choose a black forest ham and it’s great. You’ll also want to make sure you have some fresh tomatoes ready. The tomatoes are a MUST.

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Finally just add your fresh tomatoes (I like to put the salt and pepper on the tomatoes) lettuce, and dressing.

I found this Walden Farms Italian dressing at my local Smiths (aka Kroger). I was doubtful it would be good, but boy was I wrong. It was great! I highly suggest it, especially because it’s zero calories. If you can’t find it try a lighter Italian dressing or a little olive oil and vinegar. Just make sure to add those to your food log separately if you’re tracking your macros.

Now just fold them together and slice into 4 sandwiches! I hope you love them!!

If you give them a try (or any of my recipes!) I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram, @stayfitmom_krista! Print the recipe below or find it in my newest cookbook, Easy Macro Meals, along with over 50 other macro calculated recipes!

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