Grilled Club Sandwiches
This is a sponsored post for Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When’s the last time you had a really good club sandwich?
If it’s been awhile, consider this your nudge. You don’t have to wait for a meal out to enjoy a great club sandwich. You can make them yourself at home tonight!
About The Recipe
If you’re not familiar, a club sandwich is a hearty sandwich featuring three meats (turkey, ham, and bacon), cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.
There are not two but three slices of bread in each sandwich.
Trust me: This sandwich will really fill you up!
This club sandwich recipe is a traditional club sandwich recipe with a few small (but delicious!) tweaks:
- Instead of mayonnaise, a sweet-tangy sauce is used
- Avocado is added
- Instead of toasting the bread, you grill it a la grilled cheese
These tweaks improve an already-delicious sandwich.
Money-saving tip: Purchase pre-cooked bacon off the grocery store salad bar.
To Grill Or Not To Grill?
As the old saying goes: Why have a cheese sandwich when you can have grilled cheese?
And on that note – Why have a club sandwich when you can have a grilled club sandwich?
Grilling the sandwich in a frying pan – just like you prepare a grilled cheese – adds butteriness and indulgence to these sandwiches.
Since each club sandwich is made up of three slices of bread – two outer and one inner – you’ll need to toast the inner slice individually, before assembling the sandwiches. Follow the recipe instructions, below.
About The Sauce
The sauce on a traditional club sandwich is mayonnaise. But I think straight mayo is a bit too heavy on an already-hearty sandwich.
Instead, I like to use a sauce made up of equal parts mayonnaise and Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment.This sauce adds extra flavor – and lightens the sandwich up just a bit.
Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment can be used in so many ways: I use it on salads, as a sauce to put on these pulled pork nachos, and as the base for a sauce for these breakfast croquettes. And there are so many other uses. Find more recipes here.
Dorothy Lynch is made in the Midwest (yay!) and can be purchased locally at Hy-Vee, Walmart, and other grocery stores. You can also purchase it online. It’s gluten free and available in Home Style and Fat Free varieties (I use the Home Style.)
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- 12 slices bread (cottage white works well)
- 1 stick room temperature butter
- 1/2 pound sliced turkey breast
- 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
- 4 slices Colby Jack cheese
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 8 iceberg lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Dorthy Lynch Dressing & Condiment
- Spread 4 slices of bread with butter on both sides. Grill in a frying pan over medium-high heat on both sides until bread is golden brown. Set aside to cool.
- Spread one side of the 8 remaining slices of bread with butter.
- Mix the mayonnaise and Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment together in a small mixing bowl.
- To assemble sandwiches: Lay one slice of bread, butter side down. Spread generously with the sauce. Follow with a slice of cheese, tomato, turkey, toasted bread, ham, lettuce, avocado, more sauce, and bread.
- Grill sandwiches: Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook sandwich for about 2 minutes on each side, until the bread is toasted golden brown. Press down on the sandwiches with a spatula while cooking to pack down.
- Remove from heat, cut in half (or in fourths), and secure each sandwich with a toothpick, if necessary, to hold sandwich together.