Dilly Turkey Melt Recipe
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Dilly Turkey Melt Recipe

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This is a hearty grilled sandwich with a distinctive and delicious combination of ingredients. The pickle slices add a bit of fun, and the barbecue sauce provides a hint of sweetness that's irresistible. -Henry Mujica, North Riverside, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 slices cooked turkey
  • Dill pickle slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 606 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 2067mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until tender; remove and set aside. Spread barbecue sauce on four slices of bread. Layer each with one slice of cheese, bacon, turkey, pickles, onions and another slice of cheese. Cover with remaining slices of bread.
  2. In the same skillet over medium-low heat, melt remaining butter. Cook sandwiches on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted (skillet may be covered the last few minutes to help melt cheese if necessary). Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Dilly Turkey Melt in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p27

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 235076
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Right amount of meatiness and crunch."

john_deer_girl15 User ID: 6418538 9064
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"This melt is delicious! I can not believe I found this recipie online, it was in a TOH book i had years ago. I would highly recomment the dilly turkey melt!"

bunny99 User ID: 99797 200601
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Love it!!"

elisa User ID: 1925350 8429
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"This sandwich was so good that it's a regular at my house. It's hearty enough for dinner too!"

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