Are you in the mood for a comfort food classic that delivers on both flavor and convenience? Look no further than the Turkey Sandwich Supreme! This deli-style sandwich is the ultimate way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or any other occasion. With its creamy hot turkey filling, melted mozzarella cheese, and spicy mayo, this sandwich will transport your taste buds to sandwich heaven.
But even if you don’t have any leftover turkey on hand – fear not! Our recipe calls for one 6 lb turkey breast, cooked and shredded, for the ultimate turkey sandwich experience. And with enough filling to serve six hungry eaters, this recipe is the perfect choice for a family dinner or a party.
So why wait? Join celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli and countless others aboard the Turkey Sandwich Supreme train, and get ready to savor the ultimate comfort food masterpiece.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Fellow food enthusiasts, hear me out! Are you tired of mundane sandwich recipes that don’t quite hit the spot? Look no further, because this turkey sandwich supreme is the ultimate masterpiece that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.
What makes this recipe so great, you ask? It’s simple- it’s a combination of mouth-watering ingredients that come together to create the perfect comfort food. Imagine savory smoked turkey breast mixed with creamy hot turkey gravy, topped with gooey mozzarella cheese and a generous serving of crispy bacon all piled high on two slices of hearty wheat bread.
But wait, there’s more! This recipe also includes a flavorful blend of plum tomatoes, onion, frozen chopped spinach, and a spicy mayo sauce to add an extra kick to your sandwich.
Not only is this recipe an indulgence for your taste buds, but it’s also versatile. It’s perfect when you’re in need of a quick lunch or as a way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Additionally, the recipe serves six which makes it ideal for a gathering or a family dinner.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for an elevated take on the classic turkey sandwich that will leave you feeling satisfied and beyond impressed with yourself as a cook, then this ultimate turkey sandwich supreme should be your go-to recipe. Trust me on this- I learned from Alex Guarnaschelli of The Food Network- and it won’t disappoint!
For the sandwich:
1 loaf of wheat bread(cut into 12 slices)
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 plum tomatoes(sliced thinly)
1 onion(sliced thinly)
2 cups (326g) of shredded mozzarella cheese
6 cups (720g) of cooked shredded turkey breast
For the spinach cream sauce:
1 can (10oz) of frozen chopped spinach(thawed and drained)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups (480ml) whole milk
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Spicy turkey
- Hot turkey gravy
If you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, this is a perfect recipe to use. Otherwise, you can purchase deli-style turkey lunch meat or a smoked turkey breast for this dish.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get to the heart of this turkey sandwich recipe. Follow these instructions for a mouthwatering Turkey Sandwich Supreme:
- 2 cups cooked shredded turkey breast
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons creamy hot sauce
- 6 slices wheat bread, toasted
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- 6 slices plum tomatoes
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and creamy hot sauce to create a spicy mayo.
Take each slice of bread and spread a little bit of the spicy mayo on one side.
On the other side of each slice of bread, place one slice of mozzarella cheese.
Next, evenly distribute the shredded turkey on top of the cheese.
Place the sliced tomatoes on top of the turkey and sprinkle with diced onion.
Evenly distribute the chopped spinach on top of the tomatoes.
Top each sandwich with another slice of mozzarella cheese.
Place all six sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Slice each sandwich in half diagonally and serve warm with your favorite side dish or soup.
You can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store or supermarket, making this sandwich recipe an easy and hassle-free meal to prepare at any time during the day!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re feeling adventurous, consider tweaking this recipe a bit to make it your own. Here are some substitution and variation options that you might want to try.
– Cheese: If mozzarella isn’t your thing, feel free to switch it up with another cheese of your choice. A cheddar or provolone cheese can add a sharp flavor to this turkey sandwich supreme.
– Vegetables: While the recipe calls for plum tomatoes and onions, you can use any vegetables on hand such as bell peppers or avocado. Try using roasted red peppers for a smoky flavor or adding sliced jalapeno for a spicy kick.
– Meat: Experiment with different meats like ham, chicken or beef. Swap out smoked turkey for roast beef for a heartier sandwich.
– Bread: The recipe features wheat bread but any bread you love will work. You could also try using bagel slices or a croissant for an indulgent texture.
– Sauce: This recipe uses creamy hot turkey sauce but try switching out with pesto, honey mustard or chipotle mayo. For an extra flavor boost, consider adding bacon bits, fresh herbs or spices like cumin and paprika to your sauce.
By making small tweaks on the ingredients used in this turkey sandwich supreme, you can create your own delicious creation with your own personalized touch. Be creative and explore the possibilities with the ingredients and flavors that you love.
Serving and Pairing
Welcome to the Serving and Pairing section – where I’ll take you on a flavorful journey through the different ways you can enjoy the delectable Turkey Sandwich Supreme. This sandwich is the perfect comfort food on a lazy weekend, or after a busy day at work. The filling hot turkey and creamy sauce will soothe your cravings in no time!
To complement this ultimate turkey sandwich, try cutting it into bite-sized pieces for a party platter. Add some fresh vegetables such as sliced plum tomatoes or onions to balance out all that rich flavor.
If you’re looking for something more substantial, pair the sandwich with a warm soup like tomato soup or a creamy spinach soup. And if you’re craving something refreshing, serve it with a side salad topped with croutons and dressing of your choice.
For the ultimate deli-style experience, consider toasting the bread and melt some mozzarella cheese over it before adding the fillings. The melted cheese adds an amazing depth of flavor to the sandwich.
This recipe is also ideal for leftover thanksgiving turkey. It comes together quickly and easily for an unexpected lunch surprise! It’s simple but fancy enough to impress your guests at any club event.
Whether served as an appetizer or entrée on its own, this versatile Turkey Sandwich Supreme never fails to satisfy!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Preparing meals ahead of time saves me a lot of stress on busy days. You can make this turkey sandwich supreme in advance and still enjoy magnificent flavours days later, even with leftover turkey! Here’s how to do it.
First, prepare the sandwich according to the recipe instructions. Wrap each sandwich tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to three days. When you’re ready to serve them, heat the sandwiches in an oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until warmed through.
If you have leftover ingredients, such as turkey, onion or spinach, you can store them separately in airtight containers for up to four days in the refrigerator. If you have leftover cheese sauce, you can freeze it for up to two months.
To reheat the individual ingredients, place them in microwave-safe dishes and heat them for one minute at a time until hot. Remember that reheating frozen ingredients will take more time than refrigerated ones.
For best results, don’t assemble the sandwiches until just before serving. It helps keep them fresh and helps preserve flavor integrity.
As with most food items, storage is important to prevent spoilage. Use proper containers, label each item with its name and date of storage so that you know its freshness over time, and keep all your food at safe temperatures throughout the process.
By properly storing and reheating these sandwiches, you will get the delicious flavors you loved on the first day every time!
Tips for Perfect Results
In my experience, making the perfect sandwich is all about balance. You want to make sure every bite is packed with flavor and texture, without being too overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you create the ultimate Turkey Sandwich Supreme:
1. Use fresh ingredients: The key to a successful sandwich is using fresh and flavorful ingredients. Choose plum tomatoes that are bright and firm, onions that are crisp, and spinach that isn’t freezer-burnt. These ingredients will add depth and much-needed crunch to your sandwich.
2. Get creative with cheese: Mozzarella cheese is a classic choice for this recipe, but don’t be afraid to mix it up! Try using provolone or cheddar for a stronger flavor, or feta or goat cheese for something a little more tangy.
3. Experiment with bread: While wheat bread is the best option for this sandwich, you can also try ciabatta, rye, or even sourdough for an interesting twist on the classic recipe.
4. Don’t skimp on the mayo: The creamy hot turkey sauce is what really sets this sandwich apart, so make sure to use plenty of mayonnaise in your mixture. You can also add some mustard or horseradish for an extra kick of flavor.
5. Build your sandwich strategically: Start with a layer of turkey, then add your cheese and vegetables before spreading on the creamy hot turkey sauce. This will help ensure every bite has an even distribution of toppings.
6. Toast your bread: Before assembling your sandwich, toast your bread slightly to give it some extra crunch and structure.
By following these tips, you’re well-equipped to make the ultimate Turkey Sandwich Supreme that will impress even the most discerning of eaters at your table.
In conclusion, the Turkey Sandwich Supreme recipe is a must-try for any food lover. With its numerous variations and substitutions, you can’t help but have a unique experience every time you prepare it. From creamy hot turkey to spicy mayo smoked turkey, the possibilities are endless.
This dish is perfect for comfort food cravings or leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It’s also an excellent choice for lunch with its deli-style feel and generous serving size that serves six people.
By following the recipe’s simple steps and tips for perfect results, you’ll be able to make an ultimate turkey sandwich that your taste buds will adore. You won’t even have to worry about leftovers going to waste because this recipe provides you with creative ways to use them up in other sandwiches, such as club sandwich or grilled turkey club sandwich.
So go ahead, grab some wheat bread, bacon, plum tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and all of the other ingredients needed to make this sandwich supreme. Alex Guarnaschelli from Food Network swears by this recipe, and trust me; you won’t regret it either. Give it a try today!
Turkey Sandwich Supreme (Serves Six) Recipe
- 1 (16 ounce) Hawaiian bread (or other round, unsliced loaf)
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
- 10 ounces sliced deli turkey
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained very well
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 4 fresh plum tomatoes, diced (mine were a bit large, so I used 3)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Slice top off of bread and set aside; carefully hollow out loaf leaving 1 inch of sides and bottom (reserve removed bread for other use).
- Brush inside and top of bread with dressing, then line bottom of shell with turkey.
- Toss together 1/2 cup cheese, spinach, onion and tomatoes; spoon over meat.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Replace top, then wrap loaf in foil.
- Bake 1 hour.
- Cool 10 minutes before removing foil and slicing into wedges.
- Can be served hot or cold.
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