The daily recipe feature has been put on the back burner for the past week, with all the contest shenanigans going on. All of the cookbook winners have been notified, so if you did not hear from me by email, so sorry, you did not win. Better luck next time, as they say.
Anywho, back to the food!
Made these crunchy, gooey, cheesy, saucy sandwiches a while back. So much easier than making homemade lasagna, but you still get the same tastes. I don't know if I'll ever make traditional lasagna again, they were so easy. If lasagna is your thing and you are a fanatic about it, these aren't going to bowl you over. If you are like me and would rather save time and labor, try them out.
After assembling, brush the sandwiches with a little melted butter, and place on a foil lined baking sheet. You want to weigh the sandwiches down while they bake, so place a foil lined pan on top of them, and place a heavy baking dish on the top. I used a 9x13" glass baking dish.
4 fresh hoagie or long sandwich rolls
12 thin slices of Canadian bacon
8 slice mozzarella cheese
sour cream mix, recipe follows
Butter for grilling
1. To create the sandwich, spread sour cream mix on one slice of bread and the other slice with the pizza sauce. Layer cheese and Canadian bacon on initial slice and cover with the second slice of bread. Butter the outside of the sandwich and bake until hot and crunchy. I don't remember exactly what temperature and how long I baked mine, but try out 375-f degrees for about 7-10 minutes, checking half way to see if they are done.
Sour Cream Mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 T minced fresh onion
1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well and let set for 1/2 hour in the refrigerator to mesh the flavors.
Adapted from a FoodNetwork recipe.