Hot Turkey Sandwich

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We LOVE this Hot Turkey Sandwich. It is a true family favorite copycat recipe of the “Gobbler” at Pizza Factory.

A Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich on a cutting board

This Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich is truly a family favorite for us. A few of us worked at Pizza Factory growing up and we all LOVED their Gobbler Sandwich. Now we can have it any time in our own kitchens! It is packed with deli turkey, crispy bacon, creamy avocado, melted cheese, fresh veggies, and a drizzle of flavorful homemade ranch.

Ingredients in Hot Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwiches

For the Sandwich

  • Fresh French bread (sourdough is great too)
  • Cream cheese
  • Deli sliced turkey
  • Bacon, cooked
  • Provolone cheese
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

For the Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • Hidden valley original ranch dry mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Best Foods Mayonnaise (Kewpie Mayo is also great)
Two sub rolls sliced open and spread with cream cheese, meat, provolone cheese, tomato and avocado


What Makes These Sandwiches So Good?

What I love most about these sandwiches is the cream cheese on each slice of bread. It may sound weird to some but it is SO GOOD! It adds a little creamy-ness that just brings the whole sandwich together. If you are on the fence about it, just try it. You will love it!

Variations and Substitutions

This is my favorite way to make a hot turkey sandwich, but it is definitely not the only way! Provolone is a nice mild cheese that complements the turkey but you can also try Swiss cheese, gouda, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, or gorgonzola. Try different sauces like honey mustard, dijon mustard, aioli, olive oil with balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper, tapenade, or pesto. For veggie and topping variations, try adding olives, pepperoncini, fresh basil leaves, sprouts, thinly sliced red onion, apple slices, or strawberry slices.

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

If you are looking for more of a Thanksgiving-style hot turkey sandwich, try our Pilgrim Sandwiches. They are so easy and you can use all your Thanksgiving leftovers. They are loaded with leftover turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even a little mashed potatoes and gravy if you prefer!

A Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich cut in half on a cutting board

What to Serve with Hot Turkey Avocado Sandwiches

Hot turkey sandwiches pair wonderfully with a variety of side dishes that complement their flavors. Classic choices include French fries, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, soup, and/or salad. Here are some specific recipes that pair well with these sandwiches:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best condiment on a hot turkey sandwich?

For these sandwiches we use ranch dressing, which complements the sandwiches perfectly! You can also use mayo, mustard, aioli, or just oil and vinegar.

Should I heat up turkey for a sandwich?

You can heat up the turkey first but it isn’t necessary. This sandwich is toasted and the turkey naturally heats up. You can also just keep the turkey cold if you prefer. It all comes down to personal preference.

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How To Make a Hot Turkey Sandwich

A Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich on a cutting board

Hot Turkey Sandwiches

5 from 4 votes
We LOVE this Hot Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich. It is a true family favorite copycat recipe of the Gobbler at Pizza Factory.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • 1 packet Hidden Valley original ranch dry mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise

Instructions

  • At least one hour ahead, make up the ranch dressing and refrigerate til ready to use.
    A glass bowl full of homemade ranch
  • Cut the sub rolls in half, lengthwise. Place them on a baking sheet. Spread cream cheese on both halves.
    Two sub rolls sliced open and spread with cream cheese
  • Add turkey, bacon, and cheese. Broil until cheese is melty. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.
    Two sub rolls sliced open and spread with cream cheese, meat, and provolone cheese. Toasted.
  • Add tomato slices and sliced avocado.
    Two sub rolls sliced open and spread with cream cheese, meat, provolone cheese, tomato and avocado
  • Add lettuce and drizzle ranch over the lettuce.
    Two sub rolls sliced open and spread with cream cheese, meat, provolone cheese, tomato, avocado, lettuce, and ranch
  • Put the halves together and serve!
    A Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich on a cutting board

Notes

  • Each serving is ½ of a sandwich. 
  • Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the tomato slices for extra flavor. 
  • You won’t use all the ranch you make for the sandwiches, but it makes a delicious salad dressing or dip for veggies or fries! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 26gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 778mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 287IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 259mgIron: 6mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. I am planning on making this sandwich tonight… I'm really excited. I was wondering what you do with the ranch dressing you make? Is it just used for a dip or do you actually put it on the sandwich?
    Thanks for all the yummy things you post.
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