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Turkey Sandwiches with Jarlsberg and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

I am officially a “Soccer Mom.” You read that right. I never thought that would be me, but right now our life seems to revolve around soccer.


We just started Logan’s first fall soccer season a few weeks ago. He is in heaven. Logan has been begging to play soccer for quite some time. Three days a week you will find us at the soccer fields, lounging on a blanket watching Logan.

With two night practices a week and a game each weekend, some right around lunch time, we have had lots of family opportunities for “tailgating” and the need for simple, wholesome snacks and meals while we’re on the go during out busy sports days.

The schedule makes our life a little bit more hectic (I’ll be honest, it was hectic already), but it has been a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Logan has scored 2 goals during games and has been so enthusiastic.

turkey with jarlsberg and sun dried tomato

Cheering Logan and his team on has been such a blast. I am so proud of my little (excuse me – my big guy!) for working so hard with his friends.

I recently put together a new sandwich recipe featuring some Jarlsberg sliced cheese I picked up at Costco just for that purpose. I called them Turkey Sandwiches with Jarlsberg and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. Not a very creative name, but really tasty!

After preparing the Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pesto I made up a whole bunch of sandwiches using the new spread and stashed them in the fridge for when the time came that we needed a quick something to eat in the next couple days.

turkey with jarlsberg and sun dried tomato pesto

Jarlsberg USA has been so kind to offer one GoodLife Eats reader their very own Gourmet Picnic Basket filled with an assortment of cheese, snacks, and condiments for your family’s fall tailgating and picnic needs.

Just read on after the sandwich recipe to see the items included in the gift basket and to find out how you can enter to win!

turkey with jarlsberg and sun dried tomato pesto

Turkey Sandwiches with Jarlsberg and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Yield: varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Using your favorite sandwich spread can add a ton of flavor to a picnic spread.


  • 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pesto
  • 1/4 lb turkey breast
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg Cheese
  • 1/2 cup arugula (or spinach, lettuce, etc.)
  • 4 slices Sourdough bread


  1. Spread the Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pesto on one side of the sourdough bread. Top with sliced turkey, cheese, and your choice of greens. Top with another slice of sourdough bread.
  2. Repeat until you've made your desired number of sandwiches. Add additional toppings if you desire and gauge the ingredient amounts according to your personal preferences.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 701Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 78mgSodium 1037mgCarbohydrates 69gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 42g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Giveaway Prize for 1 Winner ($150 Value!)

A Fantastic Gourmet Tailgaiting Picnic Basket to include the following items:

tailgaiting picnic basket giveaway

  • Insulated Peterboro handcrafted picnic basket
  • A Mouse Cheese Knife
  • Set of cloth napkins
  • Wedge of Jarlsberg
  • Sliced Jarlsberg – Regular
  • Sliced Jarlsberg – Lite
  • Wedge of Snofrisk (A firm goat’s milk cheese from Norway)
  • Block of Gjetost (Norway’s famous brown “breakfast” cheese)
  • Crispbreads
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Mustard
  • Strawberry Preserves

Thank you Jarlsberg USA for providing this giveaway!

Giveaway Requirements:

  • Check on the recipes over at Jarlsberg. What would you do with this awesome Tailgating Picnic Basket?
  • Contest ends October 16, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Fulfillment only within continental USA (excluding Alaska).
  • Winner will be chosen via and will have 3 days to respond before disqualified and a new winner chosen.

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judy gardner

Sunday 21st of October 2012


Donna K

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

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Donna K

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

I follow you on pinterest and pinned your recipe,.(donnak4)

Donna K

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

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Donna K

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

I would like it for our family picnics. That sanwich you posted looks delish!

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