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Special Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

Special Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 348 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,426 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Special Turkey Sandwiches

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This was really good!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

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

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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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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