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Dilly Turkey Melt

This is a hearty grilled sandwich with a distinctive and delicious combination of ingredients. The pickle slices add a bit of fun, and the barbecue sauce provides a hint of sweetness that's irresistible. —Henry Mujica, North Riverside, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 thin slices cooked turkey
  • Dill pickle slices


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; remove and set aside. Spread barbecue sauce on 4 slices of bread. Layer each with 1 slice of cheese, 2 slices each of bacon and turkey, pickle slices, onions and another slice of cheese. Cover with remaining slices of bread.
  • In the same skillet over medium-low heat, melt remaining butter. Cook sandwiches on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cover the skillet during the last few minutes to help melt cheese if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 628 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 1359mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Nov 3, 2019

    I used left over turkey breast, sliced as thin as I could get it. I grilled the sandwiches on a panini press but otherwise made as directed. Results were tasty and filling.

  • dflack628
    Dec 8, 2016

    I made these for our family of three adults and everyone loved them. I made two changes just based on our personal tastes. I used Swiss cheese instead of the Monterey Jack called for and I grilled them in my panini press instead of on the stove top. Its a terrific combination of flavors!

  • hamhock32
    Oct 16, 2015

    Right amount of meatiness and crunch.

  • john_deer_girl15
    Dec 22, 2011

    This melt is delicious! I can not believe I found this recipie online, it was in a TOH book i had years ago. I would highly recomment the dilly turkey melt!

  • bunny99
    Jan 3, 2011

    Love it!!

  • elisa
    Sep 27, 2009

    This sandwich was so good that it's a regular at my house. It's hearty enough for dinner too!

  • Yum4Tum
    Aug 27, 2009

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