Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Organic turkey bacon ranch sandwich recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Nita West

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 20 rolls (20 servings)

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
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayo
  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons roasted tomatoes
  • 1/3 pounds smoked turkey (medium-thick slices)
  • 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.