Roasted Vegetable, Ham, and Turkey Melts

Open-face sandwiches are layered with roasted vegetables, ham, turkey, and Swiss, then heated until the cheese melts.

  • Servings: 4
Roasted Vegetable, Ham, and Turkey Melts

Photography: David Loftus

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1999


  • 1 pound white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1/4 inch lengthwise
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch lengthwise
  • 2 Vidalia onions, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch rings
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 loaf of bread, about 12 by 5 inches, such as ciabatta or baguette
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
  • 1 pound roasted turkey and/or baked ham, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces good-quality Swiss cheese, sliced


  1. Heat broiler. Put mushrooms in a single layer on a baking pan, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Place pan under broiler until mushrooms brown around edges, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to a large bowl; set aside. Using same pan, repeat process with tomatoes until they are soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with onions, until they are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Repeat with peppers, until skins start to blister, 6 to 8 minutes. When peppers are cool enough to handle, remove skin and stems; cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces. Combine all vegetables in a bowl, and toss with parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

  2. Halve bread lengthwise. Spread mustard on both sides; layer with roasted vegetables. Arrange turkey and/or ham over vegetables; top with cheese. Place on baking pan; transfer to broiler until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Serve.


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