Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey Sandwiches

Five ingredients and a few hours in the slow cooker will give you twelve delicious garlic-cheese turkey sandwiches.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3
lb turkey thighs, skin removed
1/3
cup Italian dressing
12
small French sandwich rolls (3 inches long)
1
container (6.5 oz) garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese
1
jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, cut into strips
  • 1 Place turkey in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 With slotted spoon, remove turkey from cooker; place on cutting board. Discard liquid in cooker. Remove bones from turkey and discard. With 2 forks, shred turkey. Return turkey to cooker. Stir in Italian dressing.
  • 4 Cut rolls horizontally in half. To serve, spread bottom half of each roll with 1 rounded tablespoon spreadable cheese; top with 1/3 cup turkey and some of the roasted peppers. Turkey mixture will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

Look for garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese in the dairy case. It's available in several flavor variations, so experiment to discover which one you like best in this recipe.

Add a New Orleans twist by sprinkling sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives over the sandwiches to give them the taste of the Crescent City's famous muffuletta sandwich.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.