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Loaded Turkey Melt

Prep time 30 mins
Cook, Per Batch time 12 mins
Yield Makes 4 sandwiches
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.

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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.