Turkey-Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

We think grilled cheese could use an upgrade from just bread and cheese, don't you? To makeover this crowd-pleasing sandwich just a little, we added sweet onion, apple slices, turkey, and apple jelly to the cheesy filling in the center.

Turkey-Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui Maui, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoon apple jelly

  • 8 slices country-style or whole grain bread

  • 8 slices white cheddar or Gouda cheese

  • 8 ounce deli-roasted turkey or chicken, sliced

  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon butter, softened


  1. In a large skillet cook onion in hot oil over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until very tender and beginning to brown. Remove onion to a small bowl; stir in apple jelly. If desired, snip onions into smaller pieces.

  2. Top half of the bread slices with 1 slice of cheese, turkey, apple slices, onion mixture, and remaining cheese slice.Top with the remaining bread slices.

  3. Spread top slices of bread with half of the butter. Heat an extra-large skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches, buttered sides down, in skillet. Carefully spread unbuttered bread with the remaining butter. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese melts and bread browns, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
28g Fat
43g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 384mg 30%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 443mg 9%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 76.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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