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Turkey Pesto Sandwich

Make life delicious with this turkey pesto sandwich! It’s a simple carved turkey sandwich with provolone, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Lunch just got a whole lot better.

turkey pesto sandwich

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So, do lunches get a little boring for you guys some days? Etienne and I both work from home, so we have the benefit of not having to pack a lunch, but this also means we end up eating leftovers on most days; however, sometimes those leftovers do not seem all that exciting!

You know what’s better than leftovers? A warm, toasty, flavorful sandwich! Since we don’t often have pre-cooked meat in the fridge for said sandwich, we’ll often keep it a veggie sandwich or make one using deli meats. Then, we discovered Lilydale’s oven-roasted carved turkey breast! Our sandwich game has been UPPED!

What makes Lilydale’s oven-roasted carved turkey breast so great? Other than the fact that this product is INCREDIBLY convenient:

  • it’s also great tasting and made of high quality Canadian poultry products that you trust
  • it uses 100% Canadian raised turkey
  • there are NO additives, artificial preservatives (yay) or Nitrates

What’s not to love?

turkey pesto sandwich

What ingredients do you need for this turkey provolone sandwich?

All you need to make this turkey pesto sandwich is Lilydale carved turkey breast, provolone, bacon, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Oh, and your favorite bread. We love thick sliced sourdough bread for this sandwich, but you can use any type of bread.

If you prefer to skip the bacon, you can leave that out too! Or, swap the provolone cheese for something else. It’s all up to you!

You can use store-bought pesto, or make your own. Try my favorite walnut basil pesto recipe.

How do you make this turkey pesto sandwich?

If you’re using the bacon, start by frying it up in a pan, then removing it to a plate and blotting the grease off. Spread the pesto on half of two slices of bread, then top one half with turkey breast, followed by the bacon, the cheese, and sundried tomatoes. Place the other half of the bread on top, and smear it with butter.

Place the butter side of the sandwich down on a heated griddle or skillet, and smear the top half of the sandwich with butter. Fry the sandwich for a few minutes, before carefully flipping and frying on the other side, until golden and brown. 

turkey pesto sandwich

Pro Tip: I like to cover the skillet with a lid while cooking the sandwich to ensure the cheese gets nice and melty!

Serve the sandwich up immediately! It’s the best when it’s all toasty and warm!! I’ve got a few salads and soups below that you should think about pairing this sandwich with.

Your (and my) lunch just got a whole lot more exciting!

turkey pesto sandwich

turkey pesto sandwich

Psst – I highly suggest pairing this sandwich with my roasted corn and chickpea salad!

Or, here’s some other soup & salad ideas!

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turkey pesto sandwich

Turkey Pesto Sandwich


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwichs 1x

Description

Make life delicious with this turkey pesto sandwich! It’s a simple carved turkey sandwich with provolone, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Lunch just got a whole lot better.


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Ingredients

  • 2 thick slices sourdough bread
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) pesto sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 package (300 g) Lilydale® Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast
  • 4 slices Lilydale® Turkey Bacon, cooked according to package directions
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 46 large sundried tomatoes, diced
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) unsalted butter, divided

Instructions

  1. Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Place two slices of sourdough, side by side on a cutting board. On both slices of sourdough, spread 2 tbsp of pesto evenly.
  2. On one slice, top with 2 slices of Lilydale® Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast, followed by 2 slices of Lilydale® Turkey Bacon, 3 slices of provolone cheese, and 3 sundried tomatoes. Place the second slice of sourdough on top.
  3. Smear the top of the sandwich with 1 tablespoon of butter, and then place that side of the sandwich down on the large griddle or skillet. Smear the remaining tablespoon of butter over the top. Toast the sandwich in the pan until golden brown and the cheese begins to melt, about 4-5 minutes per side. Place a lid on top of the pan while cooking to speed up the cheese melting. Enjoy immediately!

Leftover sandwiches can be kept for 1-2 days in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.


  • Category: sandwiches
  • Method: pan fried

Keywords: turkey pesto sandwich // turkey provolone panini // turkey provolone sandwich // carved turkey sandwich

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Turkey Pesto Sandwich

28 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Anytime I see a sandwich with pesto I’m immediately starving. Pesto makes everything THAT much more delicious! This is an epic sandwich! Have a great week, Katherine!

  2. Katherine YUM! From the buttery thick sourdough bread, to the melty cheese, tangy pesto and of course the delicious nitrate free (yay!) turkey…this is my ideal lunch!!!

  3. There was a market near my parent’s shore house that used to make a sandwich just like this Katherine and it was my favorite! Instead of the sundried tomatoes they used roasted red peppers. I’ve got to try your combination. Bet it’s just as delish!

  4. Love a good sandwich, Katherine! And pesto on anything, I’m all in! And that melting cheese…. yum!

  5. This turkey sandwich is a winner, Katherine!! It looks and sounds so flavorful, especially with pesto and sun dried tomatoes! I could have this for lunch every week😋

  6. I love a good sandwich and pretty confident that I could enjoy for every meal! These one has some of my absolute fave ingredients! Looks so hearty and delicious, Katherine! I see this one in my future real soon 🙂

  7. This sandwich is HONESTLY making me crave this right now!!!!! It looks so good Katherine!

  8. I would definitely enjoy this for lunch! I absolutely LOVE the pesto & turkey combination – delicious!

  9. Now this is a sandwich! This would make a great dinner with a side salad.

  10. This is the king of sandwiches right here!! Love that carved turkey. I bet it tastes amazing!!

  11. This is one yummy looking sandwich, and since I am a big fan of Lilydale products, I will be making this very soon. Thanks, Katherine, for a great recipe!

  12. I’m sitting here drinking my coffee, and while I should be thinking about breakfast food, all I’m thinking about is this sandwich. We buy Lilydale turkey all the time, and use it for sandwiches and salads. I need to add this sandwich to the list to try. Sourdough and pesto sound brilliant with it!

  13. First of all, so jealous that you get to work at home and don’t have to pack a lunch – lucky you! Secondly, I LOVE this sandwich! I’m all about HOT sandwiches and will be trying this on my ‘work at home’ day (I feel lucky to get one a week)! 🙂

  14. I guess working from home has its perks. (I mean, aside from being able to wear comfy clothes and having a never-ending supply of fresh brewed coffee within walking distance, that is.)
    Love the combination of flavours you’ve used here, most especially that gooey melted cheese. Delicious!

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