A beautiful combination of flavors really makes this a very tasty lunch or dinner. Inexpensive to make (under $10), it’s very filling and really tasty…crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside!! Great to take on a picnic or a day when you don’t have alot of time to make anything for dinner. Try this delicious Gourmet Layered Cob Sandwich and tell us what you think!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 Cob loaf
  • 4 TBS Pizza sauce / tomato paste
  • 12 slices Chilli or plain salami
  • 1 cup Baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup Grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup Fire roasted Capsicum pieces
  • Italian herbs
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Carefully cut the top off of the cob loaf, and set aside. Using a knife, carefully cut a circle in the bread and using your hands, scoop out the inside of the cob – making sure to keep in one piece.
  2. Use a rolling pin to roll the excess bread into one flat piece of bread. Brush the butter on both sides of the rolled-out bread and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside
  3. Place the cob in an oven-safe pan or baking tray, and place 2 TBS of the tomato paste into the bot-tom. Using the back of a spoon spread the paste out evenly on the base of the cob.
  4. Place a layer of salami, fire roasted capsicum, half the baby spinach and half the cheese on top of each other and then sprinkle with Italian herbs.
  5. Top with the toasted bread, pressing into the cob, and brush with the remaining pizza sauce. Layer the remaining ingredients on top of this
  6. Place the lid of bread on top of the cob and then press down with a heavy oven-safe pan
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve

Notes... Olives, sun dried tomato, fetta, eggplant or pesto are also great additions to this! Have a play around and find the combination your family likes the best!
  • Count me in, sometimes we don’t have the time for cooking a big meal so this is perfect.


  • This looks super delicious. Love the combination of flavours.

    • The layers look so colourful and appetising.


  • boy this looks good! – I have never actually made one or eaten one for that matter (not sure why on either count) – but i feel like there will be one in my future!


  • Looks nice but I would never be able to finish a cob like that. Woildn’t use a white cob.


  • I’ve never known how to make this before!


  • This looks so yummy and filling. Can’t wait to give it a try


  • This looks amazing, however I would replace the chilli/salami for chicken.


  • That looks really good to eat for lunch. A great looking recipe.


  • This looks amazing and so colourful!


  • This is a winner for sure – not only sounds and looks good but it’s good for you. Thanks for sharing.


  • I love to make sandwiches like these this recipe is sure to be a winner thanks for sharing


  • A hearty looking sandwich – my kind of sandwich! It is a delicious looking sandwich – big thanks!


  • Mmm looks scrumptious! My kids and I love cob bread. Sure to be a hit.

    • Cob bread is a terrific bread for savoury recipes.


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