Oven Baked Turkey-wiches

Monday 21 January 2019

I know a lot of people go to the trouble of cooking a big dinner on Sundays, but . . .  I'll be honest here  . . .  that doesn't happen very often in our house.  

I usually make something quick and easy.

There is just the two of us and, after church in the morning, we really just want to relax and enjoy some time together as a family.  

Normally I will call Canada to talk to my family. Not a lot of time gets spent in the kitchen.

This week I baked us these delicious oven baked turkey sandwiches loosely based on a recipe that I found here on a blog entitled Wonky Wonderful.  

Hers were the inspiration, but I just can't leave well enough alone. 

I had leftover roasted turkey from the other day so this is what I used, slicing it very thinly with a sharp knife. (What is it about thinly sliced meats that makes them taste even better?  Its a mystery to me!)

She used slider rolls. I used finger rolls, because that is what I had.  Finger rolls are kind of like unsliced hot dog rolls.  

They are soft, not hard.  This works well for us as Todd doesn't really like to eat anything too hard.

I added a layer of mayonnaise on the bottom, along with some Jarlsberg cheese, which is a type of Swiss cheese, which melts really smoothly and has a lovely flavour.  

I just thought that these two additions would add a lot to the sandwich. (I was right!)

On top of that goes the sliced turkey and then on top of that cranberry sauce.  Failing that I think a flavourful chutney would also work very well.  

I was wishing I still had some of my Christmas chutney left, as that would have been gorgeous!

She had a cream cheese drizzle on top of her cranberry and I thought that sounded tasty so I went with that but added some poultry seasoning for additional flavour.

The final touch is the top of the buns, pressed down lightly on top of it all.  I chose to brush it with some melted butter and a dusting of poultry seasoning and both garlic and onion salts, before covering and baking.  This was an inspired choice because they turned out really gorgeous!

Yield: 4

Oven Baked Turkey-wiches

prep time: 10 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 35 mins
You can either use leftover cooked sliced turkey for these delicious oven baked sandwiches, or sliced deli-turkey. Either way they are quick, easy & most delicious!


  • 4 large finger buns (small sub rolls)
  • 4 slices Swiss style cheese (I used Jarlsberg)
  • 1 pound thinly sliced roast turkey
  • 4 TBS mayonnaise
  • 8 TBS cranberry sauce
  • 60g cream cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 TBS milk
  • freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • pinch poultry seasoning
  • 2 TBS melted butter
  • poultry seasoning, garlic and onion salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Butter a 8 by 11 inch baking dish.  Set aside.
  2. My finger rolls were attached to each other so I just sliced the whole lot through the middle horizontally with a serrated knife. If yours are separate, then cut each bun in half horizontally. Place the bottoms half/haves into the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Spread each bun bottom with some of the mayonnaise.  Place the cheese over the mayonnaise. Top with the sliced turkey, spreading it out equally.  Top with the cranberry sauce, likewise spreading it out equally.
  4. Whisk together the cream cheese, milk, some salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.  Drizzle over the cranberry sauce and then place the tops of the buns on to cover.
  5. Brush the tops of the buns with the melted butter and sprinkle with some poultry seasoning and a bit of garlic and onion salts to taste. (Don't overdo any of it.)
  6. Butter a sheet of foil and cover the sandwiches with the foil, sealing it tightly over the dish, buttered side down.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until heated through and the cheese has melted.  Cut into separate sandwiches and serve hot with your favourite go-withs.  We like oven chips and salad.
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Don't be tempted to over-do any of the fillings, except for the turkey if you wish.  To much of the other things would end up a bit sloppy I feel.   In this case, less really is more!  I served these with oven chips.  I buy the ones with the skins on and dust them with a bit of seasoning salt prior to baking.  Always nice.  Hope you have had a great weekend and Mondays not too much of a trial for you!  Bon Appetit! 

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  1. Months ago I saw similar little slider rolls made with Hawaiian rolls that we dont have here.I bought some Mother's Day weekend in the USA..they are still in the feezer..oh lala:)

  2. Oh my goodness, I was not hungry until I landed here. These look so good. My mouth is watering . . . I do have some leftover turkey in the freezer. I think it's time to thaw it out :) Thank you for sharing.
    Connie :)

    1. Thanks very much Connie. You are sure to love these! You're welcome! xo


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