Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Yummy sandwich. I see this sandwich in a lot of restaurants in my hometown in Alaska, but I rarely see it in the lower 48. Sandwiches can be cut into 4 squares to serve at parties or brunches.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices French bread or 8 slices sourdough bread (If using french bread, cut off majority of crust so that it can be fried on both sides.)
  • 34 cup thousand island dressing
  • 12 lb swiss cheese
  • 1 lb sliced turkey breast
  • mayonnaise


  1. Spread outside of bread lightly with mayonnaise.
  2. Spread inside of bread with thousand island dressing.
  3. Equally divide turkey between 4 sandwiches.
  4. Equally divide cheese between 4 sandwiches.
  5. Put in frying pan, as you would fry a grilled cheese sandwich over medium heat.
  6. When toasted and cheese is melted, sandwich is ready to enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was delicious! I added pickles to it and pressed it like a panini. It was a good companion for soup. I think I'll look for a way to reduce the calories though.

whifflellama April 11, 2008

This was really good. I must admit that I did not coat the bread in mayonnaise and used butter instead. I couldn't get past the mayo fried, but it turned out lovely with butter. I also used a press to make them more like paninis. Delish! Thanks Wildeyeris!

Suzanne S. January 14, 2008

I love this sandwich!! we call these "rachel" sandwiches (as opposed to a reuben) They can also have sourkraut on them like a reuben.

Joelle2:13 March 22, 2005

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