When it comes to health, flavor and ease of preparation, turkey sandwiches top the tasty lunch and dinner list. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, turkey sandwiches can be a satisfying part of your weekly meal planning, and may even become one of your favorite gluten-free recipes. The delicious array of flavored turkey, cheeses, sandwich fillings and gluten-free breads will give you many mouthwatering gluten-free turkey sandwich recipes. Here are a few tips and recipes to give your turkey sandwich a gluten-free makeover.
Tips for tasty gluten-free turkey sandwich recipes
Visit the deli aisle
Many supermarket delis offer a variety of sliced turkey, including sun-dried tomato and cracked black pepper. Ask to see the labels for the turkey to make sure the products are gluten-free. If you are concerned about cross-contamination with other gluten-containing products, opt for the packaged sliced turkey in the deli aisle. Some brands will have “gluten-free” or “allergy-free” on the label.
Get adventurous with gluten-free bread
If you’re bored with your current gluten-free bread, swap it out for a gluten-free bread you’ve never tried or stop by your local bakery for a freshly baked gluten-free loaf. Try gluten-free sourdough, gluten-free raisin bread, seeded gluten-free bread, gluten-free focaccia and gluten-free rolls.
Check out the cheeses
There is no excuse for boring gluten-free turkey sandwiches with the delectable array of cheeses available at the grocery store. Havarti dill, pepper jack, Manchego, Swiss and provolone are a few of the many cheese choices you can layer in your sandwich. Try a new cheese every week. Though cheese is inherently gluten-free, always read labels before purchase.
Have fun with flavorful sandwich fillings
A slice of turkey between two slices of bread is boring, but a gluten-free turkey sandwich boasting flavorful fillings such as caramelized onions, apple slices, wasabi mayo or fresh herbs is a gluten-free meal to get excited about. Think beyond plain mayonnaise, mustard and a leaf of lettuce and go with fillings that are bold in flavor. As a bonus, layering your sandwich with vegetables, leafy greens or fresh fruit will give your sandwich a tasty nutritious boost.
Gluten-free turkey sandwich recipes
Gluten-Free Italian Turkey Melt
The ultimate gluten-free comfort food, this gluten-free turkey melt features sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, basil and provolone cheese on a thick slice of gluten-free focaccia.
Gluten-Free Turkey Sandwich with Blackberries and Honey
This gluten-free recipe is inspired by the sweet tastes of summer. Blackberries, honey, feta and spinach elevate the ordinary gluten-free turkey sandwich into a unique and salad-style meal.
Gluten-Free Turkey Pepper Jack Sandwich with Green Chilies
If you’re looking for a gluten-free turkey sandwich to zing you out of a mid-day slump, this is the one. Layered with pepper jack and whole green chilies, you get a delicious hit of heat with every bite.