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Thanksgiving the aftermath

Turkey Bird Sandwich

Grilled crisp with a parmesan crust, a Turkey Bird Sandwich is so good. Easy to assemble it makes great use of turkey leftovers, but deli meat works too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Lunch, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 587 kcal


  • 8 slices French bread I prefer sourdough, but use what you like. You could even use a thick sliced white or wheat bread
  • 1 pound about sliced turkey breast meat best from leftover turkey but deli meat will work too
  • 1 - 2 cans roasted chilies such as Ortega, cut in half to open them up, and patted dry
  • 1 - 2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 4 slices reduced-fat Swiss or cheddar cheese or more ( if you prefer, you can use American, pepper Jack, or any other melting cheese)
  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon
  • Softened butter about 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ to ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese optional but oh, so good


  • Place the bread on a clean surface, layer one side with the turkey, cover with the chilies, tomato slices, bacon, and cheese. Close to make a sandwich.
  • Butter both outsides of the bread with the softened butter. Sprinkle one or both sides with the parmesan cheese. 
  • Heat a skillet, grill pan or panini press to high. Put the sandwiches on and cook until lightly browned (place a plate on the top if cooking in a skillet or griddle to form a press); when browned, turn and repeat on the other side. Cut in half and serve.
  • LindySez If making this sandwich with the optional parmesan crust, it is best to make it in a flat-surfaced not ridged pan as this will keep the cheese evenly cooked on the outside of the bread.


Serving: 1gCalories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 68gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1523mgFiber: 2g
Keyword cafe pressed sandwich, parmesan crusted, pressed sandwich with turkey
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