Turkey Mornay

Single sandwich
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
668 Calories
39g Fat
40g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 668
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 39g
Calcium 389mg 30%
*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 easy and elegant open-faced sandwich recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas. For an easier version, get some bottled Alfredo sauce and make an "updated" Turkey Mornay!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks (beaten)
  • 1 cup Gruyere or Swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 3 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken (sliced)
  • 4 English muffins (split and toasted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the butter in heavy saucepan. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and cook until tender.

  3. Sprinkle in flour, salt, pepper, and thyme and cook, stirring, until mixture bubbles. Cook for 1 minute.

  4. Add chicken broth and cream and stir well with wire whisk. Bring to boiling and cook 2 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and stir a small amount of sauce into the egg yolks to heat and temper.

  6. Stir tempered egg yolk mixture into the rest of the sauce and return saucepan to heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking constantly. remove from heat and stir in cheeses. Stir until smooth and melted.

  7. Place sliced turkey or chicken on each split, toasted English muffin and pour sauce over each. Sprinkle with more cheese, if desired, and broil 4 to 7 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.