Spicy Protein-Packed Turkey Sandwiches (Recipe & Video)

You’re going to love these sandwiches!

They work well as an appetizer, a game-day snack, and for every day. They definitely satisfy with tons of protein from the turkey slices, spinach, and cheese. The Aurora hot sliced peppers in oil add a nice kick, and work well with the fresh cilantro. The hot sliced peppers are, by far, the best jarred peppers I have ever had. I just love them. And the crispy hot bread holds it all together beautifully.

Here’s a quick step-by-step video that walks you through the process of making this fabulously spicy sandwich:

You’re probably wondering why the cheese is so stretchy in the video. Well, the pizza mozzarella cheese is a particularly stretchy type of cheese. I especially like to use it in lasagnas, pizzas, and sandwiches.

The complete recipe is listed below for your reference.

What’s the best sandwich you’ve ever had? What kinds of sandwiches would you like to see more of on this site? What do you think of my first cooking video? Let me know in the comments section below.

Spicy Protein-Packed Turkey Sandwiches (Recipe & Video)
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An easy appetizer, and game-day snack that satisfies.
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Yield: 8 sandwiches
  • 1 twenty-inch ciabatta bread loaf
  • 8 ounces deli turkey meat, thinly sliced (approximately 16 slices)
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • ½ pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced (see note 1)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Aurora hot sliced peppers in oil (approx. ⅔ of a jar)
  • ½ pound pizza mozzarella cheese, sliced (see note 2)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the loaf of bread in half vertically, then horizontally. Place the bread on a baking sheet, with the cut sides facing up.
  3. Layer the turkey slices, spinach, and provolone cheese on the bottom half of the bread.
  4. Layer the chopped cilantro, onion, Aurora hot sliced peppers in oil, mozzarella cheese, and ground black pepper on the top half of the bread.
  5. Bake until the bread is warm, and the cheese has melted, for 9 to 10 minutes. Cut sandwiches, and serve immediately.
1. Shredded mild cheddar cheese is a good substitute for the provolone cheese. Feel free to use any mild cheese that melts well.
2. FYI Pizza mozzarella cheese is a firm, extra stretchy mozzarella cheese most commonly used for pizzas and hot sandwiches.
3. Leave out the cilantro for a more Italian-style sandwich.

Recipe, photo, and post by Maria Perugini of MariaTiramisu.com.

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