Baked Turkey Sandwich

Turkey Sandwich
Baked turkey sandwich.

The Spruce 

  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 sandwiches (8 servings)

This is a wonderful recipe to use up leftovers—Thanksgiving or not! 

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. 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup butter (or mayo, softened)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 8 Kaiser rolls (or ciabatta rolls, split and slightly hollowed out)
  • 1 1/2 pounds deli turkey (thinly sliced)
  • 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.