Recipe: Baked turkey sandwiches supreme

by Julie Snyder

Baked Turkey SandwichYou could slap a dab of meat on some plain bread and slather on the mayo. We won't fuss at you for that.

But we do have an idea that lifts the leftover turkey sandwich to a whole new level of yumminess! Not only that, but it allows you to use up a few other castoffs lurking in the fridge.

Baked turkey sandwiches go together quickly, use up a ton of holiday leftovers and convince the crowd that you've made something brand new. Give it a try!

Baked turkey sandwiches supreme

Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes | Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/3 cup butter, softened, or mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 teaspoon poppy seed
• 8 Kaiser rolls or Ciabatta rolls, split and slightly hollowed out
• 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced turkey
• 8 slices Swiss or Havarti cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In small pan, heat the oil and sauté onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Mix butter or mayonnaise, mustard, onions and poppy seed in a small bowl and spread over cut sides of rolls. Fill the rolls with sliced turkey and top each with a slice of cheese.

Wrap the sandwiches in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake until they're hot and the cheese melted, about for 20 minutes.

Serve with fresh vegetables or a fabulous fall salad.

Cook's note

Instead of butter, use a small dollop of turkey gravy or a spoon of cranberry sauce! Just about anything you love will make this sandwich personal and delicious.

For large groups, make toasty subs with sourdough, whole grain mini-rolls and a variety of meats. Line a large baking pan with foil and fill with several sandwiches, and then bake them all at once.

What's your favorite condiment on your turkey sandwich?

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