Loaded Turkey Melt

recipe
Leftover turkey stars in this turkey melt sandwich. The special spread, made from avocado, mayonnaise, and garlic, imparts bold flavor to perfectly balance the smoky cheese.

Yield:

Makes 4 sandwiches

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook, Per Batch: 12 Minutes

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 bread slices
1 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
4 tomato slices
4 sliced red onion rings
8 bacon slices, cooked
1/4 pound smoked mozzarella cheese slices
3 tablespoons butter, softened

Preparation

Stir together avocado, mayonnaise, and garlic powder. Spread avocado mixture on one side of 4 bread slices. Top evenly with turkey, tomato, onion, bacon, cheese, and remaining bread slices.

Spread half of butter on one side of each sandwich. Place, buttered sides down, in a large hot nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat 6 minutes or until golden.

Spread remaining butter on ungrilled sides; turn and cook 6 more minutes or until golden. Repeat, if necessary, for any remaining sandwiches.

Oven-Grilled Loaded Turkey Melts: Place buttered sandwiches on a baking sheet. Place a second baking sheet on top of sandwiches. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden.

Note:

Jackie Oglesby, Boca Raton, Florida,

June 2005
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