Source: MRS 2021
MRS: 4255 — Sandwiches (4000s)

Ham and Turkey on Ciabatta Bread (WGR)

Meal Component Contribution:
2 ½ oz. eq. meat/meat alternate, 2 oz. eq. whole grains
Number of Portions: 50  Size of Portion: 1 sandwich
Recipe HACCP Process: #1 - No cook
Meat/Meat Alternate Whole Grains
  •  Meat/Meat Alternate
  •  Whole Grains

Turkey Breast, Sliced, #1072
4  pounds + 10  ounces
Ham, Pre-sliced, #1054
4  pounds
Cheese, American Process, Sliced-USDA Foods
1  pound + 9  ounces
Lettuce, Shredded, #4008
1  pound
Tomatoes, Whole, Red, Ripe, Raw, #4110
6 1/4 medium, whole
Pickles, Dill Slices, #2813
100  slices
Bread, Ciabatta, WGR, #1208
50  buns


Weigh out 1½ ounces of turkey and 1¼ ounces of ham to determine the portion size for each sandwich.



  • Rinse the tomatoes under cool, running water, then drain them thoroughly.
  • Core and thinly slice the tomatoes (8 slices per tomato).
  • Portion 1/8 cup lettuce, 1 tomato slice, and 2 pickle slices in individual portion containers. Cover and refrigerate until ready for service.

CCP:  Cover and refrigerate at 41 degrees F or lower until ready for service.



  • Place 24 slices of bottom portions of ciabatta bread on sheet pan, 4 down and 6 across.
  • Portion 1½ ounces of turkey and 1¼ ounces of ham and ½ ounce of cheese (1 slice) onto bottom portions of each ciabatta bread.
  • Cover with the top portion of ciabatta.
  • Sandwiches may be wrapped in deli paper, waxed paper, foil, plastic wrap or placed in sandwich bags.
  • Place each sandwich in steamtable pans (12" x 20" x 2½") lined with pan liners.
  • Prepare in batches to maintain quality.

Serve immediately, or cover pan with lid, foil, or plastic wrap until ready for service. Place in the refrigerator until ready for service.

CCP:  Cover and refrigerate at 41 degrees F or lower until ready for service.


OPTIONAL INSTRUCTION: heat sandwiches for 5 -7 minutes in a 350 degree F oven as needed for line service. Cover with tented foil and place in warmer.

CCP: Cover and hold for service at 135 degrees F or higher.


Portion 1 sandwich with trimmings per serving. Each portion provides 2½ oz. eq. of meat/meat alternate and 2 oz. eq. of whole grains.

CCP:  Hold under refrigeration (41 degrees F or lower) until ready for service. Check temperature every 30 minutes.  Cover, label, and date any leftovers.

Production Notes

Use USDA Foods products when available.
Refer to USDA FNS Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs for quantities to purchase if recipe is altered.
If changes are made in ingredients, check crediting information and re-calculate the nutrition analysis.
"Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals: Preparing Meats" provides seasoning and serving ideas for sandwiches.

Serving Notes

Have condiments available for selection by students. Condiments have not been included in this nutrient analysis – remember to include them in the weekly menu nutrient analysis.

Alternate instructions: Assemble sandwiches on the serving line.

Nutrients Per Serving
32.88 g
Dietary Fiber
2.29 g
17.90 g
1160.00 mg
Total Fat
11.78 g
Sat. Fat
4.08 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g