Baked Southwest Sandwiches Recipe
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Baked Southwest Sandwiches Recipe

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I like to prepare these tasty sandwiches whenever I have a few friends over for an informal lunch. The combination of toppings is out of this world. I'm often asked for the recipe. -Holly Sorensen, Reedley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 3/4 to 1 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 435 calories, 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine olives, chili powder, cumin and salt; set aside 2 tablespoons. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream and onion to the remaining olive mixture.
  2. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture on each slice. Top with turkey and tomatoes. Spread with another tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture; top with avocados and cheeses. Sprinkle with reserved olive mixture. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Southwest Sandwiches in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p25

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Sue Zappa 245774
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"A huge favorite with our family of 8 since it was first published in 1996! I've prepared these sandwiches, doubling the recipe countless times over the years. Fast & easy & delicious. Serve with a salad or chips, & you'll make everyone happy! Don't change a thing!"

scsvatek 9539
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"My husband loves this meal. After we eat, he grabs chips and used the left overs as dip."

bef0910 9535
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Absolutely delicious. Served with Home made black bean soup. Perfect combination."

jonell987 3559
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"This is the bes sandwich ever. Try it! You will like it!!!"

susannette 10603
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Didn't make my favorite list. sc"

lindachicken__Oklahoma 9440
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2008

"These sound just perfect for my family, thank you!"

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