February 27, 2023
Whether you have kids who don’t like sandwich crusts or need an easy way to make lunch non-boring, this turkey and cheese sushi on a stick is the answer!
It’s a cinch to make, and I’ll show you how to pack the rolls into a lunchbox, so they stay fresh and intact.
Turkey & Cheese Sushi
Something about cutting ordinary foods into bite-size pieces and skewering them onto a stick makes everything taste better. In this case, it’s a turkey and cheese sandwich- a combo kids already love!
While you can pack this sushi without the stick, I like using an appetizer pick or plastic coffee stirrer to hold everything in place.
Of course, if neither option is available, you can place the rolls into a small container so they’re close together and don’t fall apart.
What is in Turkey & Cheese Sushi
Sandwich sushi can be made with any of your favorite fillings, but for this particular recipe, you’ll need:
- Mayo: optional, but it keeps the bread moist.
- Bread: regular white or whole wheat sliced bread is perfect.
- Turkey: the usual deli turkey or ham works great. You can use up any extra turkey slices for a cracker stacker bento box for later in the week.
- Sliced cheese: could be Cheddar, Provolone, Gouda- whatever is in the fridge.
- More snacks: think crackers, veggies, fruit- the usual lunch sides.
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How to Pack Turkey & Cheese Sushi on a Stick for Lunch
Let me show you how to assemble this easy idea and pack it for lunch.
- Remove the crust
Use a sharp knife to remove the bread crust and spread the mayo onto both slices. Layer 1 slice of turkey and cheese onto each piece of bread.
- Roll and slice
Starting at one end, roll the bread into a small roll and slice it into 3 to 4 rounds.
Thread 3 to 4 rolls onto an appetizer pick or large pick. Grab a lunch container and place the skewers in their own compartment.
- Keep it fresh
To keep the bread and crackers dry, they must be packed separately from wet ingredients like veggies and fruit.
- Send it!
Close the container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
A compartmentalized lunch container is perfect for assembling a variety of wet and dry ingredients under one lid. You can check out my most-used and adored options here.
More Crustless Sandwich Ideas
If you’re packing sandwiches for a kid who doesn’t love crusts, I’ve got some more ideas you can try out next:
Turkey & Cheese Sushi on a Stick
- ½ tablespoon mayonnaise or hummus
- 2 slices white or wheat sandwich bread
- 2 slices deli turkey or ham
- 1 slice of cheese, halved
- ½ cup cucumber, sliced
- ¼ cup grape tomatoes
- 1- ounce crackers
- Spread the mayonnaise onto both slices of bread. Top each slice with 1 piece of ham and cheese. Starting at one end, roll up the ingredients into 1 roll.
- Slice each roll into 3-4 rounds and skewers the pieces onto an appetizer pick.
- Add the skewers into a compartmentalized lunch container, and pack the veggies and crackers into separate compartments.
- Close the lunch container and place it in the lunch bag with an ice pack.