Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Organic turkey bacon ranch sandwich recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Nita West

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serving: 1 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1419 Calories
102g Fat
87g Carbs
51g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1419
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 102g 131%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 8212mg 357%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 26g 91%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 71mg 353%
Calcium 416mg 32%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 2703mg 58%
*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.)

A turkey bacon ranch sandwich may not be your go-to at home when it's so easy to get the classic deli staple anytime, anywhere. But think about it this way: When you make it yourself—sourcing local, fresh, and organic ingredients—you're able to create a sandwich that not only tastes better, but is better for you.

This sandwich features organic smoked turkey, bacon from our local butcher, organic provolone sourced from Wisconsin, homemade ranch, a pretzel bun from the bakery, and locally-grown tomatoes and avocados. 

Ingredients

For the Tomatoes

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon herbs de Provence

For the Buttermilk Ranch

  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise

  • 1 pinch dill, chopped

  • 1 pinch mint, chopped

  • 1 pinch basil, chopped

  • 1 pinch cilantro, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Sandwich

  • 1 pretzel bun

  • 2 slices provolone cheese

  • 2 tablespoons roasted tomatoes

  • 1/3 pound smoked turkey, sliced medium-thick

  • 2 slices bacon, cooked

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

Steps to Make It

Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this turkey sandwich is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Roast the Tomatoes

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for tomatoes
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  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and toss with the olive oil, salt, and herbs de provence.

    Cut tomatoes in half
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  4. Roast until the tomatoes begin to soften, deflate, and caramelize. When the tomatoes begin to burn, take them out of the oven and set aside. 

    Roast
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Make the Ranch Dressing

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for ranch dressing
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  2. Whisk all of the ingredients together and set aside.

    Mix
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Assemble the Sandwich

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Sandwich ingredients
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  2. Slice the pretzel bun in half and toast it.

    Split bun
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  3. On the bottom bun, add the provolone, tomatoes, turkey, bacon, ranch dressing and avocado.

    Add ingredients
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  4. Top with the other half of the bun.

    Top
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve
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Recipe Variation

  • Want a little something extra to this sandwich? Try adding chipotle pepper paste to your ranch for a spicy twist. Pair it with good potato chips, a pickle, and an ice cold iced tea.