Italian Turkey Sandwiches Recipe
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Italian Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

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I hope you enjoy these tasty turkey sandwiches as much as our family does. The recipe makes plenty, so it's great for potlucks. Plus, the leftovers are just as good. —Carol Riley, Ossian, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 12 kaiser or hard rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 374 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 724mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. Place turkey breast in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion and green pepper.
  2. Combine the chili sauce, vinegar, oregano and bouillon; pour over turkey and vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until turkey is tender.
  3. Shred turkey with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each roll.
    Freeze option: Place cooled meat and juice mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Turkey Sandwiches in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p29

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rwippel User ID: 4262008 265067
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2017

"I was skeptical about slow cooked pulled turkey breast, but these sandwiches were great. Also you can freeze the leftovers for later!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 259841
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"Made this to go along with soup night. Very good and came out super tender. I did add a few pepperoncinis as suggested by other reviewers. Next time I may try a Carolina vinegar based BBQ sauce as a topping for the sandwiches."

12Knights4Mari User ID: 1697950 232566
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"I was disappointed that the turkey was not as flavorful as expected. I put it in the freezer in the hopes I can reinvent it in some way, but I really don't have any idea how. I would not make it again as written."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 229032
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Very very good!"

[email protected] User ID: 6103404 228238
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

"I love slow cooker recipies. This one was a big hit with my family. I will definitely have to make this again."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 226943
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I had a boneless turkey breast that was 3 lbs so I cut all ingredients in half and cooked on low fo 3 hours in my 4 quart crockpot. The meat turned out perfect. My family has already requested that I make it again."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 80595
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"My husband and family loved these sandwiches. Wonderful flavor, hearty sandwich filling, moist turkey--overall a real winner. I served the shredded turkey with my homemade hamburger buns and we had a feast!"

eslaby User ID: 8022915 73486
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"It was good, cooked mine for 10 hours since I couldn't make it home earlier, it turned out fine, needed a little more flavor, made 6 sandwiches and enough to send home with my son for a few days!"

wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 87889
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I agree with the other reviews. Delicious. Used potato dinner rolls instead of the kaiser rolls, and I really enjoyed it. It was perfect for brunch. I didn't add anything but used a frozen bone in turkey breast so cooked for 10 hours instead of 5. I added the sauce and then strained off the extra by shredding the turkey right into a colander."

kengrants User ID: 4608201 73485
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"So yummy & flavorful. I used boneless/skinless chicken breast instead of the turkey & I added a can of Italian diced tomatoes. Delicious. I also agree with the other comments... really good with peperoncini's."

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