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Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto and Mozzarella

Delicious Easy Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto and Mozzarella

Yesterday, I went grocery shopping without a list or any idea of what I wanted to make for dinner.  I don’t really recommend doing this, but I had an hour to kill while my 18-year-old daughter #3 was getting her teeth cleaned, so I figured I might as well use the time wisely, so off to the grocery store I went.

Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto

This pesto caught my eye but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.  We recently had some homemade spaghetti sauce with spaghetti noodles, so pasta was out.  I picked up some sliced turkey meat, some sourdough rolls and a red onion.

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I ended up making Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto in the oven.  I cooked five sandwiches at once and it took about 15 minutes total.  My kids loved this turkey sandwich recipe and it’s definitely a keeper, especially for busy nights or when you don’t feel like cooking.

If you can’t find Pesto with sundried tomatoes, just use what regular pesto, I’m sure it’ll taste great.

Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto and Mozzarella Cheese

I started this recipe by warming up the oven.  I set it at 400 degrees.  Then I lined a cookie sheet with foil and spread pesto on both sides of the rolls.

Pesto Sandwich

I added some red onion slices to one side of the each roll and topped the onion slices with some shredded mozzarella cheese.

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Two of my kids are crazy for salami and requested salami on their turkey sandwiches.  I indulged them.  I topped all the sandwiches with four slices of turkey.

Salami Turkey Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich

I switched the hot oven to broil and broiled the sandwiches for a few minutes.  I stood right next to the oven and checked on the sandwiches every few minutes until the mozzarella was melted and starting to brown.  It took about 6 minutes.

Hot Turkey Sandwiches Mozzarella

Here’s a close-up of one of the sandwiches with the mozzarella starting to brown and all nice and melted.  I had bought some lettuce to put on the sandwiches, but they looked so good as is, we ate them without lettuce.

Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Pesto Mozzarella

Here’s a close-up of the hot turkey and salami sandwich with pesto and mozzarella.

Hot Turkey Salami Sandwich with Pesto and Mozzarella

I’ve had similar hot turkey sandwiches at restaurants before for about $8-$10 each.  It’s nice to have a low-cost alternative by making them at home.

Next time I make these, I think I’ll buy a big long french bread loaf and make one big sandwich and then slice it into smaller individual sandwiches.

I served these sandwiches with some BBQ potato chips and some dill pickles.

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Wednesday 21st of June 2023

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Friday 25th of March 2016

Oh, my, that looks good!! Bet it would be good with vegetarian alternatives, too.... Hmmmm.....


Friday 25th of March 2016

I think this would be good with the pesto, mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, and sliced onion. Maybe some avocado too? :D

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