The Deen Brothers' Perfect Turkey Sandwich

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The Deen Brothers' Perfect Turkey Sandwich
Perfect Turkey Sandwich
Christine Hall

Perfect Turkey Sandwich

Lemon-basil mayonnaise and leftover turkey make this the perfect pressed sandwich! Try this recipe with chicken breast as well.

Ready in
18 m
Deliver Ingredients


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped finely
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices multi-grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Leftover turkey, as desired
  • 8 thin slices Gruyère cheese


In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, basil, zest, and juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Brush 1 side of each slice of bread with olive oil. Spread the basil mayonnaise on the opposite side of each slice. Top 4 of the slices of bread (olive oil side down) with turkey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Add 2 slices of cheese over the turkey and top with the remaining 4 pieces of bread (olive oil side up). Heat a sandwich press and cook the sandwiches until golden and the cheese has melted.

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.