If you thought a turkey sandwich was boring, think again. This avocado turkey sandwich is simply delicious!!
This sandwich is fast becoming one of my go-to’s for lunch. Admittedly it’s a little indulgent for a turkey sandwich, but my god it’s worth it. Follow me…
Turkey Avocado Bacon Sandwich
Oh come on, you knew I’d sneak some bacon into this sandwich somehow 😂. All jokes aside, the bacon is a killer addition to this sandwich for a few different reasons:
- Leftover Fat – After frying the bacon you can use the leftover fat to toast the bread.
- Texture – The bacon adds a nice crunch in the centre of the sandwich, which counteracts the other very soft fillings.
- Flavour – Bacon pairs beautifully with both turkey and avocado.
I recommend frying the bacon fairly low and slow, just so you can render down the fat to fry the bread. If you run out of bacon fat, just add in a knob of butter or a drizzle of oil to finish toasting the bread.
Do I have to add bacon?
If you can’t use it for whatever reason, the sandwich will still be tasty, but I do highly recommend adding it if you can!
Process shots: add bacon to pan (photo 1), fry until crisp (photo 2), remove and add bread (photo 3), fry both sides until crisp and golden (photo 4).
Making an Avocado Turkey Sandwich
For the whole sha’bang, here’s what you’ll need:
- Bacon & Fried Bread – As discussed above.
- Cream Cheese – Cheese is always welcome in this sandwich. I like cream cheese because it helps prevent the sandwich from drying out. Its subtle flavour also works nicely with both the turkey and avocado.
- Chives – These add a really nice pop of flavour.
- Turkey – I recommend sliced deli-style turkey. You could use leftover roast turkey though.
- Avocado – Perfectly ripe and thinly sliced!
- Seasoning – I love to season the avocado with flaky salt, black pepper and chilli flakes.
Is there anything else I could add to this sandwich?
I sometimes add sliced tomato, usually to add moisture if I’m adding leftover turkey that’s a touch dry. I also sometimes sub a small amount of very finely diced red onion if I’ve not got any chives on hand.
Could I use chicken instead of turkey?
Yep! I’ve used chicken plenty of times and it works perfectly.
Process shots: add bread to chopping board (photo 1), spread with cream cheese (photo 2), add chives (photo 3), add bacon (photo 4), add turkey (photo 5), add avocado and seasoning (photo 6).
Serving a Turkey Avocado Sandwich
As I mentioned, I typically whip this up for lunch. It’s perfect by itself but even better with a packet of ridged salt and vinegar crisps 😛
Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this turkey and avocado sandwich shall we?!
How to make Turkey Avocado Sandwiches (Full Recipe & Video)
Turkey Avocado Sandwich
- Large Frying Pan & Tongs
- Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
- 4 fairly thin slices of Bread
- 4 slices of Bacon
- 4 deli-style slices of Turkey (see notes)
- 2 heaped tbsp Cream Cheese
- 2 tsp finely diced Fresh Chives
- 1 medium-large Avocado, halved, pitted, peeled & thinly sliced
- Chilli Flakes, Flaky Salt and Black Pepper, to season avocado
- Butter or Olive Oil, as needed (to toast bread if bacon fat drys up)
- Add bacon to a large pan over medium heat. Fry until crisp with the fat rendered, then remove from the pan, leaving the fat behind.
- Turn up the heat to a medium and toast both sides of the bread in the leftover fat. If you can only fit two slices at a time, just do two batches. If the bacon fat drys up, just add a knob of butter or a drizzle of oil.
- Top two of the slices with cream cheese, followed by chives, followed by the bacon. Fold in the turkey, then top with sliced avocado. Season to taste with chilli flakes, salt and pepper, then pop the other slice of fried bread on top.
- Slice in half and enjoy!
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