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Special Turkey Sandwiches

Every Saturday night, my family loves to have sandwiches for dinner. With their rich cream cheese spread, these have become a favorite. They don’t taste at all light. –Maria Bertram of Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 3/4 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 8 lettuce leaves


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, spinach, basil, cheese and garlic until blended; set aside. In a small skillet, cook onion in wine until tender; set aside.
  • Place four slices of toast on a broiler pan; top with turkey. Place remaining toast on broiler pan; spread with cream cheese mixture.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Layer the onion, tomato and lettuce over turkey. Place cream cheese toasts over sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 348 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1426mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Mar 10, 2019

    My husband and I really enjoyed these. I cut the recipe in half for just the two of us. I too skipped the onion part. I also didn't have shredded parmesan, so instead of doing 8 tsp, I just did 2 tbsp of grated parmesan, and it worked out fine! I used a garlic tuscan bread which I had to toast in the oven beforehand (wouldn't fit in our toaster). I also did 8 oz of turkey instead of 6 because the slices of bread were pretty large. I really feel that the fresh basil is what makes this taste amazing. We would definitely have this one again.

  • annalisa_harmon
    Apr 6, 2011

    This was really good!

  • melodious88
    Oct 9, 2010

    I don't like onions, so I left those out, but after that change, the sandwiches were delicious!

  • adsimo
    Aug 10, 2010

    This sandwich was amazing. It was like eating a restaurant sandwich. I will probably end up making it for company. And it was super easy.