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Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melts

turkey pesto sandwich melt

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turkey pesto sandwich

Who knows what a Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melt is? For those of you who don’t know, it’s honestly just a fancy grilled cheese sandwich.  Who doesn’t love an evenly cooked grilled cheese sandwich???  As a kid growing up, that was my favorite dish that could be cooked in no time.  After coming home from a long day at school, my mom would bless me with at least two.  Yes, I know, I sound like a fat girl, but that’s okay!  🙂

In this post, I wanted to recreate one of my childhood favorites into a full meal with some protein a.k.a MEAT!  I decided to add turkey and a few extras and voila!  A cheesy gooey Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melt!  I think it’s a winner because my husband devoured the whole thing before I could say lunch was ready.  LOL!  Gotta love the boo.

Try out these “modern” grilled cheese sandwiches and let me know what you think.



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Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melts
Serves: 4
  • 1 box of butter texas toast, thawed
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto per sandwich
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices of turkey per sandwich
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. With a knife evenly spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on both sides of each piece of texas toast.
  2. Place one slice, butter side down, on a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Place half of the cheese slice on the each side of bread. Place the turkey on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, top with the remaining slice of cheese, and then place the other slice of texas toast butter side up on top of the cheese.
  3. Grill the sandwich for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip the sandwich over and grill for 3 additional minutes until golden. Serve warm.


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  • Reply Becca@DashofTexas 2015/10/17 at 10:36 pm

    This is one of my favorite flavor combinations! Looks delicious, and the photos are beautiful!

  • Reply april 2015/11/19 at 2:32 pm

    This looks delicious! I don’t even like Pesto but I would def try it in this sandwich.

    • Reply Domestic Dee 2015/11/28 at 6:56 pm

      Thank you. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • Reply Dana Sandonato 2023/02/24 at 12:23 pm

    This was such a fantastic sandwich! It felt like a treat because it was so so delicious and melty, but using turkey made it feel night and light. The pesto is such a refreshing addition.

  • Reply Vicky 2023/02/24 at 12:49 pm

    I love the savory flavor of the turkey combined with the creamy pesto and grilled bread – a perfect combination! And the grill marks on the bread look great!

  • Reply TAYLER ROSS 2023/02/24 at 12:57 pm

    I made one of these sandwiches for lunch today and it was incredible! The pesto totally takes it over the top!

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