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Italian Turkey Slaw Roll

October 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

Italian Turkey Slaw Roll
Italian Turkey Slaw Roll

You all know that Ben brings his lunch to school everyday, well, if you didn’t know already, you do now. We do this for several reasons, first and most important is that we have complete control of what he gets to eat, meaning a healthier lunch meal, and second, it costs way less than the money he would spend every day in the lunch line at school.

This particular sandwich is a real hit! And with the smoked and roasted turkey breast, pepperoni slices, shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese, Italian dressed coleslaw, fresh tomato slices, and fresh green pepper slices, this sandwich is not only tasty, but has a healthy variety of vegetables also. And not just for school lunch either, this is one good sandwich!

The Italian dressing recipe which I have linked goes to a creamy version that I have used from Emeril’s inspiration, it is a creamy Italian dressing, but you can use any Italian dressing you prefer.

2 Each Hard rolls, split
6 Slices Tomato
16 Slices Pepperoni
4 Ounces Smoked, roasted turkey breast, thinly sliced
2 Ounces Shredded mozzarella  or cheddar cheese
1 Cup Shredded cabbage, or coleslaw mix
½ Medium Bell pepper, thinly sliced into rings
2 Tbsp. Italian dressing (see recipe)
Procedure Steps:
1. On the bottom halves of the hard rolls place 3 tomato slices, 8 pepperoni slices, 2 ounces of the turkey slices.
2. Take the shredded mozzarella, shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix and the Italian dressing and mix well, then portion half of the mixture onto the top of sliced turkey breast on each roll.
3. Cover with the top half of the hard rolls, and slice each sandwich in half. Serve immediately, or package each half into a zip-type bag and place in the lunch kit with an ice pack to keep cool.

Yield: 2 servings

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Italian Turkey Slaw Roll
Italian Turkey Slaw Roll
Italian Turkey Slaw Roll
Italian Turkey Slaw Roll, halved

Bon appetite!
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Tags: Healthy · Recipes · sandwich

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pegasuslegend // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Love this and what awesome shots here!

  • 2 Heather // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    That sounds awesome.

  • 3 Faith // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I love this! It looks amazing! I do love the Italian dressing that you made. Sounds amazing.

  • 4 Greg // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Wow, that sounds really good. Do you deliver?

  • 5 Greg Bruno // Oct 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    That sure beats the meatless Red Beans and Rice that they served at Adolph Meyer!

  • 6 Boudreaux Ryan // Oct 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Claudia, thank you so much!

    Heather, thank you!

    Faith, the dressing is so much better than store bought.

    Greg, if I still had a restaurant I would indeed!

    Hey Greg B, you are so right, every Monday too!

  • 7 Kristin King - Norfolk Cooking // Oct 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    That looks delicious! I always forget that I can mix the coleslaw with a light dressing instead of a heavy based sauce.

  • 8 Tiffany // Oct 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Yum, I know what I am having for lunch!

  • 9 Angie // Oct 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    what a lucky boy, this looks amazing!

  • 10 Ingeborg // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Yummy…I just came home from shopping, and that’s what we are having for lunch! Thank you for the share, Ryan.
    Have a great weekend.

  • 11 Boudreaux Ryan // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Hey Ingeborg,

    Well that is great to hear!

  • 12 kateiscooking // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Love that sandwich 🙂 We’ll be making it soon, I’m sure. We bring our lunches to the office almost daily for the same reasons – plus I’d add that our cooking is better than the restaurants in the area… I try and make four servings for dinner and bring the other two to work for lunch the next day. Kate @ kateiscooking

  • 13 Boudreaux Ryan // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm


    We do the same thing, Monique and I bring our lunches to work as well, and typically will make enough of a dinner meal to last for leftovers for several days. Saves huge on lunch costs for the both of us, not to mention the other benefits you stated.

    Bon appétit!

  • 14 Anna Johnston // Oct 30, 2010 at 7:36 am

    So important to eat good healthy food at least once a day, saves money & helps the brain work better too.

  • 15 Conor @ HoldtheBeef // Oct 31, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I knew I’d like the look of this sandwich as soon as I read the post title, and I was not mistaken 🙂 Great sandwich, definitely goes against the notion that a sandwich is a fallback lunch!

  • 16 Sortachef // Nov 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Are you sure you don’t have a little piece of Philadelphia in you, Ryan? That sandwich would do a Philly boy proud! Now you’re making me huuungry…

  • 17 Emily @Cleanliness // Nov 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Adore this. You are making this Philadelphian proud!

  • 18 Magic of Spice // Nov 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wow…now that is a far cry from PBnJ (is that right?)…Anyway this is some sandwich and packet into a school lunch…That’s a lucky young one 🙂