Grilled Turkey Breast Sandwich with Bacon, Tomato, and Goat Cheese

Grilled Turkey Breast Sandwich

with bacon, tomato and goat cheese
Bacon and goat cheese add the right amount of flavor to this fresh turkey sandwich. Perfect for picnics.

1/2 turkey breast, bone in, about 4 pounds
Olive oil
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
12 slices bacon, cut 1/2-inch thick
4 ounces soft goat cheese
4 ounces prepared mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves
12 (1-inch) thick slices country white bread, grilled
2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
Watercress for garnish


Preheat grill to high. Brush entire breast with oil and season well with salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Place the turkey breast on the grill, skin-side down, and grill until golden brown and a crust has formed, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat of the grill to medium, turn the turkey breast over, close the cover of the grill and continue cooking until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the turkey breast from the grill and let rest, loosely tented with foil, for 10 minutes. Slice the breast into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

Lay the bacon, lengthwise, over the grates of the grill and grill for approximately 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and slightly crunchy. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.

Mix together the goat cheese, mayonnaise and sage in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mayonnaise among 4 slices of the bread and top each with 4 slices of turkey, 2 green tomato slices, another slice of bread, 3 slices of bacon and some of the watercress, and top each with the remaining bread.

How to Serve it Up

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