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.

Jackie Oglesby, Boca Raton, Florida
Recipe by Southern Living June 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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