Best Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwich

"This recipe might sound strange... who ever thought of using mayo on a grilled cheese instead of butter?? Try it, you'll see. It makes a great crunch on the bread. And you can use fat free mayo... I don't think fat free butter exists. I haven't found a cheese I don't like with this sanwich. You can also switch up the meat."
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  • Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat.
  • spread one side of each slice of bread with a tsp of mayo, coating it evenly.
  • place one slice in the pan, mayo side down.
  • arrange meat an cheese on the bread with the meat between the slices of cheese.
  • place the other slice of bread on top with mayo side up.
  • cover and cook to desired toasting level.
  • Flip and repeat.

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  1. I guess I'm an odd one because I was raised in a "mayo on grilled cheese" household and think butter ones are weird. This is truly one of my favorite things in the world, especially when combined with tomato soup!
  2. Wonderful and delicious sandwich. I would never have thought to put the mayo on the outside, but it works. I used swiss instead of provolone. I will be making these often in the future. Made for Honor Thy Mother - and be Gluten-Free, too! Tag Game.
  3. I just had this delicious, easy to make sandwich for lunch. I used regular mayo and honey flavored deli style turkey. The mayonaise was a nice surprise, tasty but not heavy like butter can be. thanks for sharing this recipe.
  4. I used 1/2 the fat garlic mayo in the smallest amount possible. This is a marvelous sandwich and so perfect for the cooler weather coming on. I used the deli turkey I could get, roasted turkey breast. It's a keeper.


My name is Amy and I live in CT. I love to cook and try new recipes. My kitchen is my favorite room in my house and where I spend most of my time! Both my parents were always cooking, mom baked and dad did everything except baking. Some of my recipes come from my grandmother, Nell, but have been updated. The rest fly out of my head in the middle of the night...or are things I have seen in magazines, cookbooks and on TV twisted around to my liking. I find it hard to follow a recipe, but I am trying to do that without changing them all the time.
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