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Turkey, Prosciutto and Gouda Sandwich

on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

Turkey Prosciutto & Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

It was National Cheese Lover’s Day yesterday and since cheese is one of my very favorite foods (right next to chocolate), I just had to have a cheesilicious sandwich for lunch. My son came upstairs as I was making it, asking for a back rub. (His back is sore from shoveling snow.) I told him he had to wait … I was right in the middle of making my lunch. So he sat playing on his iPhone as I cooked up and photographed this sandwich. See the boy in the background there? I didn’t really mean to get him in the picture, but there he was …

Turkey Prosciutto & Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

Turkey, Prosciutto, and Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

I used my Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread for this sandwich, but I think you could use another bread if you like. Ciabatta or French bread would be good. I really liked the citrus flavor from this bread with the turkey, smoky prosciutto, and creamy gouda, though.

  • Slices of turkey
  • Paper-thin-sliced prosciutto
  • Sliced red onion
  • Pesto or basil butter
  • Slices of gouda cheese
  • Light mayo
  • Mixed greens or lettuce leaves
To make the sandwich: cut a wedge of the bread, and spread the bottom half with pesto or basil butter. (Basil butter is just a whole lot of fresh basil leaves blended with butter.)

Turkey, Prosciutto, and Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

Top the pesto-half with turkey and prosciutto:

Turkey, Prosciutto & Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

Then arrange the onion slices and the cheese on top of that. Bake or broil the bottom half in a toaster oven or oven until the cheese is all good and melty. While the cheese is melting, go give your son a quick back rub (just kidding … that is what I did, though!)

Toast the top half of the bread and spread it with a thin layer of light mayo.

Pile the lettuce on top of the melted cheese and top with the top half of the bread.

Voila! A perfect lunch for a hungry cheeselover.

Turkey, Prosciutto & Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread

This recipe was shared at Fit and Fabulous FridaysWeekend Potluck, and Everyday Mom’s Meals.

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4 responses

  1. Pingback: Citruslove: Artisanal Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  2. National cheese lovers day, and I missed it?!? That’s what i get for having no power! Looks delicious!

    January 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  3. What an awesome way to celebrate an extrordinary holiday:) Great job…looks outstanding!!!!

    January 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

  4. Mmmmmmm….I love proscuitto! Great recipe and thank you so much for sharing!! :)

    January 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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