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
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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 serving (1 each) equals 606 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 2067 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 37 g 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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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Right amount of meatiness and crunch."

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Love it!!"

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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