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Blue Plate Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich

Turkey with gravy makes divine comfort food that reminds me of old-time diners on the East Coast that serve open faced turkey sandwiches just like this one. Happily, my gravy is not from a can. —Chris Schwester, Divide, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/4 pounds sliced deli turkey
  • 12 slices white bread


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour, parsley and seasonings until blended; gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add turkey, 1 slice at a time; heat through. Serve over bread.
Nutrition Facts
2 open-faced sandwiches: 361 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1462mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Carrie
    Sep 19, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! I was unsure about this but I was really good. I made 4 pounds of turkey and increased the recipe to accommodate, we enjoyed 2 days of leftovers. Served on toasted bread with butter was super delicious

  • adela_cooper
    Apr 20, 2020

    Absolutely delicious!

  • Murphysboss
    Apr 20, 2020

    My mother-in-law used to make these open-faced sandwiches for my husband when he was growing up and he he said this recipe was excellent!!! "Just like mom's" Sorry mom, you've got competition!!

  • Jeannette
    Mar 30, 2020

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  • Denise
    Jun 11, 2019

    This is an old favorite from childhood. Being a New Englander, we MUST have our cranberry sauce, though and a vegetable would be nice. This is a great and simple way to use leftovers. Love it!

  • meledstick
    Jun 9, 2019

    This is VERY tasty.

  • ChrisD1717
    Aug 21, 2017

    This was a good recipe. Gravy was amazing. The meat lacked flavor though. I think next time I will try with my own turkey. Reminded me of being a kid and having what us kids called "gravy bread". Will make again.

  • slye10001000
    Aug 3, 2017

    This is quite tasty.

  • Lady Fingers
    Oct 31, 2016

    A nice way to turn leftover turkey into a hot lunch.

  • delowenstein
    Jun 1, 2015

    I tested this recipe when I received my June/July 2015 issue. I'm glad that I tried this recipe! I found it to be tasty and quick! Thank you for sharing this recipe with Taste of Home! delowenstein