Hot Turkey Pesto Sandwich

This turkey pesto sandwich features fresh mozzarella cheese, which melts beautifully, creating a gooey, cheesy bite. Serve for lunch or dinner alongside a bowl of soup for a filling meal.

Turkey Pesto Sandwich
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup refrigerated pesto

  • 8 slices multigrain bread

  • 12 ounces sliced roasted skinless turkey breast or lower-sodium deli turkey

  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Spread 1/2 tablespoon pesto on 1 side of each slice of bread. Top 4 of the slices evenly with turkey and cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, pesto-side down. Brush the outer sides of the sandwiches evenly with oil.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches; cook until golden brown and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

584 Calories
26g Fat
39g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 584
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 45g 90%
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Vitamin A 514IU 10%
Sodium 701mg 30%
Potassium 212mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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