This drool-worthy turkey bagel sandwich is a perfect school lunch! I’ll show you how to assemble it so the bagel doesn’t get soggy and everything stays fresh until lunchtime.
Bagel Sandwich with Turkey
Pack this Turkey Bagel Sandwich with Swiss cheese for your kid’s lunch bag, and I’m sure you’ll want to prepare one for your work lunch too. Simple, delicious, and ready to eat in 5 minutes.
Classic bagel sandwiches call for cream cheese and salmon, so can you put deli meat on a bagel? Of course, you can! The mild flavor of deli turkey pairs great with savory bagels like everything bagels, onion bagels, and plain bagels.
And what is a sandwich without cheese? Deli turkey also pairs great with any sliced cheese you have on hand. Add some veggies for extra nutrition, and you get an epic school lunch in a breeze!
What You Need
This bagel sandwich with turkey and Swiss takes deliciousness to a whole new level by simply assembling healthy and real ingredients.
Here’s what you need:
- Bagel: savory bagels, like everything bagels, onion bagels, or plain bagels, pair great with turkey when you want to give the classic turkey and cheese sandwich a twist.
- Mayonnaise and mustard: optional for spreading over the bread.
- Turkey: any deli turkey you like. I used oven-roasted turkey on this one.
- Cheese: Swiss, cheddar, Colby Jack, or your favorite sliced cheese!
- Tomato: adds fiber, taste, and freshness.
- Lettuce leaves: because sandwiches are a great way to eat more veggies!
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
How to Make a Turkey Bagel Sandwich
Want a delicious sandwich that stays fresh and neat since you assemble it until your kid opens the lunch bag?
Just follow these steps:
Spread mayonnaise and mustard on each of the bagel halves.
- Add the filling
Top the mayonnaise side with lettuce, tomato, oven-roasted turkey, and Swiss cheese. Add the ingredients in this order so lettuce and cheese create a barrier to prevent the bagel from getting soggy.
- Sandwich ready!
Close the sandwich with the other bagel half. Pack it for lunch, as I explain below, or store it in the fridge.
The Best Spreads for a Bagel Sandwich
This recipe uses mayonnaise and mustard for extra flavor, but you can use whichever spreads your child prefers. Keep it classic by spreading your favorite cream cheese, or give it a fresh twist with hummus for extra protein and fiber!
How to Pack a Bagel Sandwich for Lunch
This delicious bagel sandwich with turkey and cheese is one your kid can enjoy for lunch by packing it correctly.
Check out these 3 tips:
Once you assemble the sandwich, refrigerate until ready to pack inside a lunch bag, with or without an ice pack.
Add nutrition and crunchiness
Add fresh fruit, veggies, or chips in a separate compartment for a more nutritious and satisfying lunch. Baby carrots, grapes, berries, banana chips, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips, homemade Doritos... options are endless for making the lunchbox colorful and fun!
Use the right container
The best way to pack a sandwich for lunch is using a firm container not bigger than the bagel. This way, the walls will protect the sandwich in the lunch bag, and it will stay fresh and appealing!
Turkey and Swiss Bagel Sandwich
- 1 bagel, everything, onion, or plain
- Mayonnaise, optional
- Mustard, optional
- 2 oz oven roasted turkey
- 1 slice Swiss cheese
- 2 slices tomato, optional
- 2 lettuce leaves
- Spread mayonnaise and mustard on each of the bagel halves.
- Top the mayonnaise side with lettuce, tomato, oven roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, and close the sandwich with the other bagel half.
- If packing this bagel sandwich for lunch, serve it with fresh fruit and veggies or chips, if desired.
- Refrigerate until ready to pack inside a lunch bag, with or without an ice pack.