Triple Decker Turkey Club Sandwich is a must-make meal filled with fresh, readily-available ingredients. With layers of flavors and textures, this sandwich is an incredible option for lunch or a light dinner.
This triple-decker sandwich is one part turkey sandwich and one part BLT. Layered with lots of flavors and textures, there's nothing ordinary about this sandwich. The ingredients are fresh and readily available. You can easily prep this sandwich for a quick weekday lunch or a fuss-free dinner.
If you love layered sandwiches, make sure to try this Footlong Deli Sandwich. It's perfect for parties or feeding the whole family. Just build, slice, and serve!
What is a triple decker or club sandwich?
A triple decker club sandwich has three slices of bread with two layers of ingredients including turkey or chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Some versions may also include ham and/or cheese. These sandwiches are typically cut in triangular halves or quarters and secured with toothpicks, if necessary.
This sandwich is made with simple ingredients so it's important for those ingredients to be fresh and of good quality.
- Bread - Fresh bakery bread is best. Any variety is fine. Use what you love.
- Turkey - Deli-sliced turkey (or chicken) is perfect in this sandwich. You can also use leftover roasted turkey.
- Bacon - I like thick-cut bacon for a meaty bite, but any variety is delicious.
- Lettuce - Crisp varieties like romaine or iceberg work best in this sandwich.
- Tomatoes - Use thin slices of vine-ripened tomatoes.
- Mayo - Mayonnaise combined with chives, salt, and pepper provides another layer of flavor. If you prefer the flavor of mustard, go ahead and slather it on!
How to make
With just a few easy steps, it only takes a few minutes to assemble this sandwich for a quick weekday lunch. You can assemble the sandwich on either bread or toast. Toasting the bread adds another layer of texture and holds up well in this sandwich.
- Spread mayo on one side of each slice of bread.
- Layer one slice of bread with lettuce, turkey, tomato, and lettuce.
- Top with the second slice of bread, mayo side down. Spread the top with more mayonnaise.
- Layer this second slice of bread with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and lettuce.
- Top with the third slice of bread, mayo side down. Cut in half diagonally and in half again to create quarters. Use cocktail sticks or toothpicks to hold the sandwich together. Serve immediately.
- This recipe makes one sandwich, but you can easily double or triple the recipe as needed.
- Serve this turkey club with potato chips and pickles.
- Easy Creamy Coleslaw and Creamy Cucumber Salad are also great side dish options.
A sandwich with three slices of bread is referred to as a triple sandwich. Layering ingredients with three slices of bread is also know as a club, or clubhouse, sandwich.
A tall, multi-layered sandwich filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments is referred to as a Dagwood sandwich.
These sandwiches are very similar. A club sandwich is essentially a BLT with the addition of turkey (or chicken).
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Triple Decker Turkey Club Sandwich
- 3 slices white bread ((or bread of your choice))
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- salt and pepper
- 2 romaine lettuce leaves (cut in half crosswise)
- 3 ounces deli-sliced turkey or chicken
- 6 slices vine-ripened tomato (sliced thin)
- 3 slices bacon (cooked)
- Toast the bread. (Note 1)
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, chives, and season with salt and pepper.
- Spread one side of each slice of bread with the mayo.
- Top one slice of bread with lettuce, turkey, tomato, and lettuce. Top with the second slice of bread, mayo side down, and spread mayo on the top.
- Layer the second slice of bread with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and lettuce. Top with the third slice of bread, mayo side down.
- Cut in half diagonally and again into quarters, if desired. Serve immediately.
- Toasting the bread is optional but adds great texture to the sandwich.
- Season the tomatoes with a touch of sea salt if desired.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending upon the exact amounts and specific ingredients used.
This post was originally published in July 2020 and has been updated.