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Our Turkey Bagel Sandwiches are packed with flavorful and nutritious ingredients. They make an absolutely delicious and filling lunch or quick and easy weeknight dinner!

A turkey sandwich on an everything bagel with tomatoes, banana peppers, and cheese.

Amazing Loaded Turkey Bagel Sandwiches

When I need a quick and easy meal… that is also delicious and satisfying… these turkey bagel sandwiches are where I turn. Loaded high with fresh veggies, tons of flavor, plenty of texture, the crunch of the topping… they hit the spot every time.

I like to pile ours up with lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, crunchy banana peppers, creamy slices of cheese, and lots of tender turkey (black pepper turkey is our favorite). But feel free to use your favorite turkey- or substitute sliced ham, chicken, or roast beef. They’re absolutely perfect for packed lunches or easy dinners… and a favorite with everyone!

Half of a bagel topped with lettuce, turkey, cheese, and vegetables on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make a Turkey Bagel Sandwich:

  • Bagels
  • Turkey
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Banana Peppers
  • Dijon Mustard
Ingredients needed to make turkey bagel sandwiches.

How to Make Turkey Bagel Sandwiches:

  1. Toast the bagel. Optional, but obviously delicious. If I’m packing these sandwiches into lunches, I usually skip this step. Alternately, if I am making them for the whole crew, I’ll slice all the bagels, place them on a rimmed baking sheet, and toast them in the oven under the broiler for just a minute or two until nice and golden.
  2. Prep your toppings. Slice your tomatoes, red onion, and cucumbers, rinse your lettuce, and get out the rest of your ingredients.
  3. Assemble your turkey bagel sandwiches. Once your bagels are nice and toasted, each half with a thin layer of dijon mustard. Pile the bottom halves high with lettuce, turkey, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and banana peppers. Add the other half of the bagel on top and dig in!
Process shots showing how to make turkey bagel sandwiches.

Tips & Suggestions:

What bagels are good with turkey bagel sandwiches?

Everything bagels are our very favorite, but there are lots of other tasty options! You can also try asiago cheese bagels, onion bagels, whole wheat bagels, or good ol’ plain bagels. Or, make slider versions with mini bagels!

What else is good on a turkey bagel sandwich?

It goes without saying that this sandwich is completely customizable. Here are some other tasty toppings to try on your bagel sandwich:

  • Spread: Cream cheese, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, pesto, or hummus.
  • Cheese: Cheddar, pepper jack, swiss, gouda, havarti, monterey jack, or american.
  • Fresh Veggies: Spinach, bell pepper slices, thinly sliced apples, matchstick carrots, or avocado.
  • Other toppings: Pickles, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, or crispy bacon slices,
A turkey bagel sandwich with cheese and vegetables cut in half.

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Turkey Bagel Sandwich

Our Turkey Bagel Sandwiches are packed with flavorful and nutritious ingredients. They make an absolutely delicious and filling lunch or quick and easy weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 428kcal


  • 4 medium bagels everything bagel flavor
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • 4 leaves lettuce romaine or green leaf
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/3 cup banana peppers sliced
  • 4 slices Colby jack cheese
  • 12 ounces slices deli turkey breast


  • Slice bagels in half horizontally and toast in a toaster until slightly golden.
  • While bagels are toasting, slice the red onion into very thin rings. Slice the tomato, rinse and pat the lettuce dry, and slice the cucumber.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, lay each bagel half on a clean work surface. Spread each half with dijon mustard. Layer lettuce, turkey, cheese, tomato slice, cucumber slices, banana peppers, and red onion. Top with the other half of the bagel. Press down on the sandwich slightly and cut in half. Enjoy!


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g
Keyword : Turkey Bagel Sandwich


Natalie Monson

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