I went over my cousins house for a bloggers meetings and she served up these hearty, hot turkey and cheese sandwiches. She’d just gotten off of work and whipped these bad boys up in a flash. I LOVED them! It’s my uncle BB’s recipe and I was so shocked when she told me it was really just turkey lunch meat, bacon and cheese! No way!

I could have sworn I was eating some kind of shredded chicken spread.  I sat eye’ing a second helping for the longest but I didn’t want to be the greedy girl since I had just had dinner before I came over.

The next day I called her for the recipe and made them for dinner that night. I adapted the recipe slightly and loved them even more. I’m convinced you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s so simple. Almost too simple for such a great taste. My hubby really liked them and it was his idea to do a video.

hot turkey and cheese sandwich recipe

This mixture is so yummy! No need to add seasonings!

Serve on your favorite toasted bread. I like it on buttered and toasted whole wheat french bread and hubby liked it best on toasted croissants. I think I’ll try it on flatbread next because I’ve already made these hot turkey and cheese sandwiches three times in the last few weeks and I’m pretty sure I’ll be making them again soon.

hot turkey and cheese sandwich recipe

Why is it that sloppy sandwiches are always the best!

The Perfect Lunch: Hot Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches, Original Pringles, red grapes, a dill pickle, and ice cold water. Seriously, so good!!

Watch me make these hot turkey and cheese sandwiches from start to finish!

The Recipe

Hot Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

By divas can cook
Recipe type: sandwiches
5.0 from 3 reviews


  • ½ small onion, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 4-5 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 7 oz turkey lunchmeat, cut up (freshly sliced from deli if possible)
  • ½ cup mozzarella, can use more or less
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, can use more or less
  • Toasted sandwich bread (french bread, sourdough, flatbread, etc)
  • Lettuce, torn
  • tomato, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • black pepper
  • dill pickle (on the side)


  1. Add finely diced onions and green peppers to a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for about 2 minutes and then add in turkey bacon (see note below about this step)
  3. Cook until bacon is fully cooked and green peppers are tender.
  4. Drain grease if needed.
  5. Add diced turkey lunch meat
  6. Stir in cheeses until everything is covered in cheese.
  7. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder if desired. (I didn't think it needed any)
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Prepare the sandwiches: Lightly butter and toast the bread. On the bottom piece add a generous portion of the meat and cheese mixture. Top with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Sprinkle on black pepper. Spread mustard and mayonnaise on the other half of bread and place on top.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Don't forget the dill pickle on the side!


If using beef or pork bacon go ahead and precook the bacon first and then saute the onion and peppers in the bacon grease. Thin turkey bacon cooks really fast so I went ahead and added it on in with the onion and peppers. TIPS Change it up! Try roast beef and cheese! Add smoked cheeses and smoked bacon for a new flavor! Try a 5 meat and 5 cheese combo. Use freshly sliced deli turkey lunchmeat if possible! So good!