Special Turkey Sandwiches Recipe
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Special Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

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Every Saturday night, my family loves to have sandwiches for dinner. With their rich cream cheese spread, these have become a favorite. They don’t taste at all light. –Maria Bertram of Waltham, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 3/4 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 8 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 348 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1426mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, spinach, basil, cheese and garlic until blended; set aside. In a small skillet, cook onion in wine until tender; set aside.
  2. Place four slices of toast on a broiler pan; top with turkey. Place remaining toast on broiler pan; spread with cream cheese mixture.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Layer the onion, tomato and lettuce over turkey. Top with remaining toast. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Special Turkey Sandwiches in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p41

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 65418
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This was really good!"

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 160929
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I don't like onions, so I left those out, but after that change, the sandwiches were delicious!"

adsimo User ID: 4364146 159773
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"This sandwich was amazing. It was like eating a restaurant sandwich. I will probably end up making it for company. And it was super easy."

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