Baked Turkey Sandwich

Turkey Sandwich
Baked turkey sandwich

The Spruce 

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
374 Calories
23g Fat
21g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1432mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 326mg 25%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 382mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a wonderful recipe to use up holiday leftovers.

You could also make this sandwich using sliced deli chicken, turkey, or corned beef. The combination of onion, mustard, meat, and cheese on a crisp roll is really delicious. You can use other types of cheese and add vegetables, such as sliced bell peppers or mushrooms. One of the nicest things about sandwiches is that they are so versatile and variable. It's almost impossible to ruin a sandwich and a baked one feels more like a meal than a cold sandwich.

Serve these sandwiches for lunch or dinner any day of the week. The sandwiches can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until it's time to bake. Just don't wrap the foil around the sandwiches too tightly; if you do, the cheese will stick to the foil as it melts and the sandwiches will be difficult to unwrap. If you are baking the sandwiches from the refrigerator, add another 5 to 8 minutes to the baking time.

After the sandwiches are baked, you could add lettuce and tomato. Just lift off the bottom half of the roll and add the cool vegetables, then put the sandwiches back together. 


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/3 cup softened salted butter, or mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 8 Kaiser or ciabatta rolls, split and slightly hollowed out

  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced deli turkey

  • 8 slices Swiss cheese, or Havarti

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bake turkey sandwich ingredients
    Gather the ingredients for the baked turkey sandwich. The Spruce
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. In a small pan, saute onion in olive oil until tender over medium heat. Let cool for 10 minutes.

    Saute onion
    Saute onion in olive oil. The Spruce
  4. Mix the butter (or mayo), mustard, onion mixture, and poppy seeds in a small bowl and spread this mixture over the cut sides of the rolls.

    Mix the butter
    Mix the butter (or mayo), mustard, onion mixture, and poppy seeds. The Spruce
  5. Fill the rolls with turkey and cheese. Make sure you add enough meat and cheese so the sandwiches are nicely filled; remember, you hollowed them out a bit so they can hold more filling.

    Put turkey on bread
    Fill the rolls with turkey and cheese. The Spruce
  6. Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil and bake at 350 F for 15 to 25 minutes or until the sandwiches are hot and the cheese is melted.

    Wrap each sandwich in tinfoil
    Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil and bake at 350 F. The Spruce
  7. Unwrap each sandwich and serve immediately.