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Texas Toast Turkey Melts Recipe

Strips of bacon and warm cheese sauce turn these open-faced sandwiches into a lip-smacking lunch. "Serve with a bowl of soup for speedy meal," suggests Karen Gentry from Somerset, Kentucky. "They're just as good when the turkey is replaced with ham."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 thick slices fresh white bread
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 18 bacon strips, cooked
  • 1 cup process cheese sauce

Directions

  • 1. Butter one side of each slice of bread; place buttered side up on a baking sheet. Broil 5 in. from the heat for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Top with turkey; broil for 2 minutes or until heated through. Top each with three strips of bacon.
  • 2. Place cheese sauce in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45 seconds longer or until heated through. Pour over sandwiches. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 437 calories, 32 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,732 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.