Turkey Dijon Melt Sandwiches

Turkey dijon melts are a delicious way to use up leftover turkey in a grilled cheese sandwich. Perfect for a quick and easy lunch and dinner that you will love!

two halves of a crispy Dijon turkey melt sandwich stacked on top of each other to reveal layers of meat and melted cheese

Turkey leftovers get the best of me sometimes.

While I can repurpose leftover turkey from the holidays into crescent roll bakes and mashed potato and stuffing pancakes, even egg rolls – sometimes I just want easy.

No fuss.

But not boring.

And that my friends is exactly what these grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches are.

They are easy, yummy and loaded with flavor that won’t make it feel like holiday leftovers AGAIN.

two halves of a crispy Dijon turkey melt sandwich stacked on top of each other to reveal layers of meat and melted cheese

Ingredients

To makes these yummy turkey melts, you need:

  • sandwich bread
  • mayo
  • turkey
  • Monterrey jack cheese
  • red onion
  • salt and pepper
  • honey Dijon mustard
  • butter

a crispy Dijon turkey melt sandwich shown on parchment paper with honey Dijon mustard on a metal spoon

How to Make

Making these dijon turkey melts is easy!

To make them, start by spreading the mayo evenly over the insides of two slices of sandwich bread.

Then divide the filling ingredients between the two slices of bread and layer the prepared bread with turkey, cheese, and onion.

Season them with salt & pepper.

Now, spread the honey mustard evenly onto the insides of the last two slices of bread.

Finally, top the sandwiches with the prepared bread.

When the sandwiches are assembled, spread the butter onto the outsides of the sandwiches. 

Heat a large skillet over medium low heat.

Toast the first side of the sandwiches until the bread’s golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt.

Carefully flip them, keeping the bread pushing together, and toast the other sides until they’re also golden brown and the cheese has fully melted.

Serve and enjoy!

a hand holding aloft half a crispy Dijon turkey melt sandwich

Storing leftovers

These sandwiches are best served hot off the skillet.

If you need to store them, you can wrap a cool sandwich in either plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Store them in the fridge for about 3 to 5 days.

To reheat, you can heat a little butter or oil in a skillet and toast them.

You could also use a toaster oven or conventional oven to reheat them at 350 for about ten minutes or until warmed through.

turkey Dijon melts cut in half to reveal the center, stacked, and shown on white parchment paper

Tips and Tricks For The Best Turkey Dijon Melts 

  • It helps to have the butter softened to room temperature.
  • Use two spatulas when flipping the grilled cheese style sandwiches to make sure everything stays in place. If you don’t press them together a bit, the filling can leak or fall out of the bread!
  • If the bread is toasting faster than the cheese is melting, cover the skillet with a lid. The heat will build up and start melting the cheese faster.
  • Use a large skillet or griddle pan to toast both sandwiches at the same time. This saves some cook time. If you do use a smaller skillet, it will be hotter with the second sandwich. This means the second sandwich will cook faster, so you’ll need to adjust cooking times to prevent burning.
  • Use these sandwiches to use up leftover turkey during the holidays or sub-out chicken after a Sunday night chicken dinner.

two halves of a crispy Dijon melts stacked on top of each other to reveal layers of meat and melted cheese

Other Grilled Cheese Recipes that Use Up Leftovers 

These turkey Dijon melts are a tasty, easy way to use up leftover turkey.

Make them and enjoy a yummy lunch or dinner the next day!

Looking for other grilled cheese ideas that’ll use up your leftovers?

Try these:

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a hand holding aloft half a crispy Dijon turkey melt sandwich

Turkey Dijon Melt Sandwiches

Turkey dijon melts are a delicious way to use up leftover turkey in a grilled cheese sandwich. Perfect for a quick and easy lunch and dinner that you will love!
4 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 359kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced turkey
  • 2 thick slices monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp butter softened

Instructions

  • Spread the mayonnaise evenly out on the insides of two slices of sandwich bread.
  • Dividing the ingredients between the two, layer the prepared bread with turkey, cheese, and onion. Season them with salt & pepper.
  • Spread the honey mustard evenly onto the insides of the last two slices of bread, and top the sandwiches with them.
  • Spread the butter onto the outsides of the sandwiches.
  • In a large skillet, over medium low heat, toast the sandwiches until the bread's golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Carefully flip them, keeping them together, and toast the other sides until they're also golden brown and the cheese has fully melted.

Notes

  • It helps to have the butter softened to room temperature.
  • Use two spatulas when flipping the grilled cheese style sandwiches to make sure everything stays in place. If you don’t press them together a bit, the filling can leak or fall out of the bread!
  • If the bread is toasting faster than the cheese is melting, cover the skillet with a lid. The heat will build up and start melting the cheese faster.
  • Use a large skillet or griddle pan to toast both sandwiches at the same time. This saves some cook time. If you do use a smaller skillet, it will be hotter with the second sandwich. This means the second sandwich will cook faster, so you’ll need to adjust cooking times to prevent burning.
  • Use these sandwiches to use up leftover turkey during the holidays or sub-out chicken after a Sunday night chicken dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 955mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg

 

2 thoughts on “Turkey Dijon Melt Sandwiches

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! The flavours work so well together and it is so comforting and flavourful. I used red onions instead of white and added some finely diced yellow Bell pepper as I had it to use up. I also used more (homemade) dressing to really get the taste in there ??

    1. Red onions would make a delicious addition to this sandwich, Dustin! I like the dressing, but wanted it to grill neatly so served my extra on the side for dipping. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

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