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Turkey Sandwich Recipes with a Twist

13 Fresh Takes on the Classic Turkey Sandwich

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Grilled Turkey Sandwich with Cheddar

Grilled Turkey with Cheddar

Stephanie Gallagher
Turkey sandwiches are a great nutritious lunch box food for kids. But the same old turkey on white bread with mayo can get old after awhile. Try these fun new ideas for jazzing up that plain old turkey sandwich right now:
  1. Turkey with Pesto on Sourdough - Slather store-bought or homemade pesto on sourdough bread. Top with slices of deli turkey or roast turkey breast and a sliced tomato.

  2. California Turkey - Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on toasted whole wheat bread. Top with sliced turkey breast, alfalfa sprouts and sliced tomato.

  3. Southern Turkey Sandwich - Spread homemade or store-bought pimento cheese on white bread. Top with slices of smoked turkey breast.

  4. Turkey Cuban Sandwich - Spread a thin layer of yellow mustard or mayo on Italian, French or Cuban bread. Top with sliced turkey, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles.

  5. Fresh and Healthy Turkey Sandwich - Toast whole wheat or seven grain bread. Top with Dijon mustard, smoked turkey breast and thinly-sliced green apples.

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  7. Grilled Turkey with Cheddar - Butter two slices of bread. Place a slice of cheddar cheese and a few slices of turkey on the un-buttered side of one slice of bread. Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side out. Heat in a cast iron skillet or George Foreman grill (compare prices)

  8. The Asian Turkey Sandwich - Mix 1 Tbsp. of store-bought hoisin sauce (look for it in the international foods aisle of your local supermarket) with 1 Tbsp. of mayonnaise. Spread half on a flour tortilla. Mix the other half with 1/4 cup of broccoli slaw. Top the tortilla with honey-roasted deli turkey breast and the broccoli slaw mix. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. of sweetened dried cranberries. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until ready to eat.

  9. The Middle Eastern Turkey Sandwich - Smear store-bought or homemade hummus on whole wheat bread. Top with shredded carrots, thinly-sliced cucumbers and sliced deli or roast turkey breast. Try garlic hummus or roasted red pepper hummus for a different twist on this sandwich.

  10. Turkey with Veggies and Cream Cheese - Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on a regular or whole wheat flour tortilla. Top with shredded carrots and zucchini. Top with smoked turkey breast. Roll up and refrigerate. Cut in half and eat, or cut into 1-inch slices.

  11. The French Turkey Sandwich - Spread a thin layer of orange marmalade on a croissant. Top with baby spinach, sliced roast turkey breast and provolone or Swiss cheese. Finish the sandwich off with 1-2 slices of pre-cooked bacon, warmed according to the package directions.


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  13. The Healthy Mexican Turkey Sandwich - Spread a thin layer of store-bought or homemade black bean dip on a whole wheat flour tortilla. Top with romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, tomato and sliced roast turkey breast.

  14. North Carolina Barbecue Turkey Sandwich - Mix 1 Tbsp. of mayonnaise with 1 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. Spread half on a sturdy sandwich roll, like a kaiser roll, or a hamburger bun. Mix the other half into 1/4 cup of cole slaw mix. Mound the cole slaw on the bun. Top with sliced smoked turkey breast.

  15. The Thanksgiving Sandwich - Mix 1 Tbsp. of mayonnaise with 2 tsp. cranberry sauce. Spread half on white or wheat bread. Top with sliced roast turkey breast and any other Thanksgiving leftovers you may have on hand - sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes, even green bean casserole.

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