Turkey Cacciatore Sandwiches

Try this take on Italian cacciatore, sandwich-style, made with slow-cooked turkey. Serve hot, on a roll slathered in pesto and topped with mozzarella.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
1
medium onion, sliced
4
bone-in turkey thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
8
Italian or French rolls, split
1/2
cup basil pesto
8
slices (1 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place bell pepper and onion in cooker; top with turkey. Mix tomato sauce, vinegar and Italian seasoning in small bowl; pour over turkey and vegetables.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Place turkey on cutting board. Use 2 forks to cut or break up turkey into thin pieces; discard bones. Return turkey to cooker. To serve, spread cut sides of rolls with pesto. Fill with turkey mixture, using slotted spoon; top with cheese.

Expert Tips

A few drops of red pepper sauce would add zing to this sandwich meat.

Basil pesto, a traditional Italian sauce, is made from fresh basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Look for it in the dairy section or near the pasta sauces. You also can make it from scratch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.