Dilly Turkey Melt

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2022
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
Dilly Turkey Melt Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.