Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing


50 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
If you're looking for a deliciously different entree, try Hot Turkey Sandwiches suggested by Janice Bilek of Holland, Michigan. Her version has tender shredded turkey in a basil cream sauce. "The sandwiches are a nice change of pace from turkey in traditional gravy," Janice says.


  • 3 bone-in turkey breasts (6 to 7 pounds each)
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 cups thinly sliced green onions
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 50 sandwich rolls, split


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place turkey on racks in roasting pans. Bake, uncovered, 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting several times with pan drippings. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Shred turkey.
  2. In several Dutch ovens or large pans, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, basil, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the turkey and heat through. Stir in cream; cook until heated through. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each roll.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 365 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.