The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

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This Ultimate Turkey Sandwich is piled high with turkey, cheddar, avocado, and more.  It’s a healthy lunch idea that’s filled with protein and so satisfying!

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This is a super simple yet amazingly tasty sandwich recipe. I know what you are thinking: “I’m pretty sure I already know how to make a sammich.” Let’s me explain just a bit – I know you do, but I’m here to get you out of your sandwich making rut.

One of my very first jobs was working at a little sandwich shop called The Big Cheese in Columbus, Indiana on Saturdays when I was fifteen. I definitely don’t make a gourmet sandwich for every lunch, but once in a while I’ll get a craving for a really good sandwich and, by golly, I sure know how to make one. The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich is the perfect sandwich – I love all the different layers and toppings. That tomato basil cheese from Cabot is one that I get all summer long, and it just goes so well with everything. It adds a lot of flavor, so don’t skip it. Serve your sandwich up with a soup or salad and you’ve got a satisfying meal.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Comfort: A sandwich is just a classic kind of comfort. That is probably why they are so popular, even as a quick eats kind of restaurant.
  • Customizable: One of the best parts of a good sandwich is how easy it is to customize them. Every can tweak the ingredients until it’s just right.
  • Quick and Simple: A sandwich is so easy to put together. Sometimes the hardest part is putting everything away afterward!


  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Turkey Lunch Meat
  • Cabot Tomato Basil Cheese
  • Roma Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Alfalfa Sprouts

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities 

[Can you see my Indiana cutting board in the picture (it’s upside down…)? I’m in love with it! You can get your state here! My cousin gave this to me for my birthday last year, and it makes me happy. Plus, I get a million compliments when I serve something on it. You probably need one too.]

How to Make the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

Step #1. Lay out the four slices of bread. Spread the mayo evenly on the slices.

Step #3. Place remaining two slices of bread on top, mayo side down.

Step #2. Top two of the slices with the remaining ingredients.

Step #4. Cut and serve.

Recipe FAQs

What bread is the best for sandwiches?

Like most things, this sandwich will be best if you go for some high quality ingredients. I really like Dave’s Killer Bread for sandwiches (it’s cut nice and thin, which I love), and if you have a garden tomato around, it’ll change everything. But you might also like your turkey sandwich on a tortilla, too!

What goes well with sandwiches?

If you need a little soup to go with this, try my simple cream of tomato soup on the side. It’s very easy to make and one of my favorites. And now you have a meal fit for a dinner. I’d definitely add this to your meal plan this week.

How many slices of turkey should I put on my sandwich?

I like to add a good amount of turkey. It’s delicious and provides protein. I usually use 4-6 slices of turkey per sandwich.

close up front view of the ultimate turkey sandwich with slices of avocado and cheese next to the sandwich

Expert Tips

  • Toasting the bread lightly gives the bread a little more texture and can really balance out the creamier textures of the condiments and cheese.
  • If you don’t like your bread toasted, you can also add a little crunch to your sandwich by adding cucumber, bell pepper, or a crunchier lettuce variety.
  • One thing that makes a sandwich truly great is using high quality ingredients – it’s the best time to use a fancy bread, quality deli meat, different types of cheese, etc.
  • Consider using a spread like a flavored mayo, aioli, pesto, or a little red win vinegar and olive oil instead of plain mayo and mustard to give your sandwich a flavor boost.
Close up picture of a turkey sandwich with the words "The ultimate turkey sandwich" written at the top

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The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

This Ultimate Turkey Sandwich is piled high with turkey, cheddar, avocado, and more.  It’s a healthy lunch idea that’s delicious and so satisfying!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices thin sliced whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 leaves of Romaine lettuce
  • 4-6 ounces of turkey lunch meat
  • 10 thin slices of Cabot Tomato Basil Cheese
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 an avocado sliced
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • alfalfa sprouts
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  • Spread the mayo evenly among on side of all 4 pieces of toast. On two slices add the lettuce, turkey meat, cheese, tomato, avocado, red onion, and sprouts. Top with the other slices of bread, mayo side down. Makes two sandwiches. Slice each sandwich in half and enjoy right away.


  • Use high quality ingredients to get the best sandwich.
  • Sandwiches are all about the combination of textures: creamy condiments, crunchy veggies, smooth cheese, chewy bread, and flavorful meat. Make sure you use a balance of them for the tastiest combo.
  • Sturdy bread will hold up best to the pile of filling on this sandwich.
  • Serve it with a soup or salad to make it a full meal.


Serving: 1 of 2 sandwiches, Calories: 876kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 61g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 1938mg, Potassium: 543mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 4133IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 1109mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. George R Ibarra says:

    Thats a great sandwich, I myself have been known to make some great turky and ham sandwiches and your right what you put into it is very important and this turkey sanwich recipe is Good I like tje sprouts and lettuce but prefer pepper Jack as cheese and mustard and it is Good thanks

  2. Beka says:

    This looks delicious! I’m going to have to go get some of that cheese now.