French-Toasted Turkey & Cheese Party Sandwiches

French-Toasted Turkey & Cheese Party Sandwiches

SuperBowl is this coming weekend and many of you may be trying to come up with grub to serve your guests or to bring to someone else’s home.  Back in my college days – which was ages ago, a friend served these wonderful party sandwiches.  Hers were made with ham & cheese, but I prefer them with turkey. 

These little sandwiches are perfect, not too filling, but just right as Goldilocks would say.  You can get them ready ahead of time and pop them in the oven 20 minutes before serving.  They’re so easy and delicious!

My husband suggested I try these with strawberry jam, since he’s not a fan of orange marmalade.  That said, he ate 3 of them and then asked if anymore were left.  No, they were eaten by those visiting our home at the time.  So I guess the orange marmalade didn’t taste that bad to him!  I do think I’ll try them with strawberry jam later today just to see how they taste.  I’m sure they’ll be great.

Of course be creative, why not try them with a jalapeno jam or something with a bit of a kick, if you’re a fan!  These are  sure to please your friends. Once you make these you may just decide to make a large sandwich for yourself. I hope you’ll try these soon.

Here’s the recipe…..

French-Toasted Turkey & Cheese Party Sandwiches


  • 1 - oz. pkg party sliced rye bread or similar
  • 1 - oz. pkg. swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1 - 8 oz. honey glazed turkey or ham, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. orange marmalde
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup milk, I used skim
  • 1 egg


French-Toasted Turkey & Cheese collage

  1. Fold a single slice of turkey onto a slice of party rye
  2. Cut cheese and place on top of turkey.
  3. Put a dollop of marmalade mixture on top of cheese and spread out to cover surface. Place another slice of bread on top of the cheese.
  4. Heat oven to 450F degrees.  Melt butter onto a cookie sheet or melt in microwave and spread onto pan.
  5. Combine egg and milk and whisk together.  Dip prepared sandwiches into the egg mixture, then place onto the sheet pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip sandwiches over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot.


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  1. Perfect party sandwiches!! They look elegant and sound delish!!! I think I’d love them with any jam 🙂

  2. I love the idea of jalapeno! Really fun recipe, and a great way to use party rye. Really interesting recipe — thanks so much.

  3. I love party rye but rarely use it. These make the perfect little sandwich to go with everything. I hope you’ll try these.

  4. I love the sweet jam in these sandwich…what a great idea Vicki.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are enjoying your week 😀

  5. What a clever and yummy sandwich!!! Like and sweet and savory with the Swiss cheese and orange jam. Perfect sandwich for any time!

    • It is and wonderful to serve to a crowd. Plus when the touchdowns are made you don’t have to worry that they’ll be hurled into the air making a mess. They’re a nice and neat tasty treat! I hope you’ll try them.

  6. A wonderfully hearty and delicious sandwich, Vicki.

  7. These sandwiches look so good! I’m pretty sure they would disappear very quickly around here. I have some habanero apricot jam that I think would be wonderful on them. Or maybe cranberry strawberry. Now you’ve made me hungry! 🙂

  8. I’m dying over these.

  9. Dear Vicki, I could go for one of these sandwiches right about now!
    I don’t mind if they are turkey or ham, either will do.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  10. These would be wonderful for a party or for a simple week-night meal also! Love the petite size too. Great idea!

  11. These sandwiches look absolutely perfect 😀


  12. Love these sándwiches Vicki!

  13. Swiss cheese and orange jam? Vicki, when it comes to mix-n-match in the kitchen, you are truly awesome! Love these party sandwiches.

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