Smoked Turkey Melt

Smoked turkey melt. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, you are right. A few weeks back I decided to spend a day outside with my smoker. I admit, I love those types of days where the family schedule is some what free, and I can plan on hours of slow cooking meat on my smoker. I will also fess that my smoker is not of the deluxe type. The smoker is a simple one, very similar to this one, and it does a great job. So as I rummaged through my freezer a few days prior to the weekend, I noticed a nice turkey breast that I bought a month or so ago. I typically do not buy whole turkey breasts that often, but I have been buying larger cuts of meat, only to be cooked and either brought through my deli slicer for week day sandwiches, or to be used in some other fashion. This turkey breast I knew was going to be smoked, and used for weekend sandwiches.

Smoked Turkey Melt

Let’s get started.


That’s it people. Three simple ingredients that bring a punch of flavor.

Begin by adding one flour tortilla to the bottom of a medium skillet. Bring to a medium heat. Add two slices of the havarti cheese on to the top of the tortilla and place the sliced turkey breast on to of the cheese. Top with two more slices of the horseradish havarti cheese, then top with the other tortilla.

Smoked Turkey Melt

If you have a sandwich press, add it to the top of the tortilla, if not, add something heavy to the top. Reduce the heat to a medium to low heat, and cook for a few minutes. Take the press off and lift to see how the bottom is cooking. Your goal is a nice golden, and crisp tortilla. Once golden, flip, and place the press down again on top of the tortilla.

The havarti will begin to slowly ooze out. I love this part. I love that crispy fried cheese. I will also admit that.

Cook until the other side is golden brown, remove it from the skillet, and slice into fourths.

Stack on a plate and dig in.

The end result is nothing but amazing. You get the crispy exterior from the golden tortilla, then when bitten into, you get the creaminess and the punch from the somewhat spicy havarti cheese that just goes great with the smoked turkey breast. This is a turkey melt that you will want to make again, and again. I guarantee it.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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