Turkey Pesto Subs Recipe
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Turkey Pesto Subs Recipe

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It was time to amp up my usual sandwich rotation. I used pesto with turkey, sweet red pepper and onion to get the crunch and munch factor going. —Rusty Koll, Elmwood, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloins, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 4 hoagie buns, split partway
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 579 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 958mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 43g protein.


  1. Preheat broiler. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook and stir 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, heat remaining oil. Add pepper and onion; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return turkey to pan; stir in pesto. Remove from heat.
  3. Place buns on a baking sheet, cut side up. Top with turkey mixture and cheese. Broil 2-3 in. from heat 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Pesto Subs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

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