Michael McCarty’s Turkey BLT

Michael McCarty’s Turkey BLT
Staff Writer

Steve Pool


One of my favorite things after Thanksgiving is making BLTs with the leftover turkey. I never stint on the good stuff. Along with generous slices of white meat, I use only the finest ingredients. For the bread, it’s got to be Bays English muffins, which are the perfect size, shape, consistency, and flavor to complement the filling. There’s applewood-smoked bacon, which adds crunch and smoky-sweet savor. Moisture is always essential in a good sandwich, and it comes here from generous dollops of my favorite store-brand mayonnaise (Hellmann’s east of the Rockies, Best Foods west of the Rockies); sweet, juicy slices of vine-ripened tomato; and a tender-crisp leaf of butter lettuce.

The directions here yield one sandwich, but just multiply it for a crowd. It’s that easy, and that delicious!

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Split and toast the English muffin. Spread the cut side of each half generously to taste with mayonnaise. On the bottom half, arrange a generous layer of turkey. Place the tomato on top and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the bacon slices next, then top with a leaf of butter lettuce and place the other English muffin half on top. With a sharp serrated slicing knife, carefully cut the sandwich in half.


Calories per serving:

749 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 47g 72%
  • Carbs 28g 9%
  • Saturated 15g 74%
  • Fiber 3g 13%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 51g 103%
  • Cholesterol 161mg 54%
  • Sodium 874mg 36%
  • Calcium 136mg 14%
  • Magnesium 76mg 19%
  • Potassium 829mg 24%
  • Iron 4mg 23%
  • Zinc 4mg 28%
  • Phosphorus 496mg 71%
  • Vitamin A 50µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 40%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 26%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 54%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 63µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 19µg 23%
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