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Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich

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Anytime I find myself at Panera Bread, I order a Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich. Soft and delicious tomato basil bread, smoked turkey, smoked Gouda cheese, smoked bacon, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes with a signature sauce.

Two turkey, cheese, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches with tomato bread sliced in half and stacked on top of each other.

Just look at that Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich, why would I want to order anything else?

Sometimes I get a half sandwich and half Asian Salad {I know, strange combination}, other times I get the full sandwich with a bag of kettle chips. Yes, I am a creature of habit!! I don’t deviate from my favorites very often.

There is one slight deviation from the standard sandwich, I order mine with mayonnaise. The employees cannot tell me exactly what is in the Signature Sauce….so I just go ahead and skip it. It looks and sounds a lot like Thousand Island Dressing…but no one knows for sure. I have too many food allergies to risk it in a restaurant, but I can control how I make the signature sauce at home.

Looking down on tomato sandwich bread with tomato, lettuce and turkey with potato chips on the side.

How to make a Panera Turkey Bacon Bravo:

Spread mayonnaise or signature sauce over the sliced bread. Top with sliced turkey, two slices of Gouda, and two slices of crispy bacon.

Two slices of tomato bread, one with mayonnaise and the other topped with turkey, cheese and bacon slices.

Then top with two leaves of green leaf lettuce, and two tomato slices.

Close up image of a turkey, cheese, lettuce and tomato sandwich on tomato bread that has been cut in half.

Slice sandwich in half and serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • Everyone knows this sandwich by the tomato basil bread, but sourdough and ciabatta are delicious as well.
  • Each brand slices their Gouda differently. In Iowa I would use one large slice, here in Arizona I have to use two small slices. Use as many as you like!
  • No, the top of my bread is not burnt. I tried to get that sticky, sweet tomato crust by brushing the loaf with a tomato/oil/water combination….but it didn’t work out the way I planned. That is why you are getting the sandwich recipe before the bread recipe, I am still perfecting it.

Note about Tomato Basil Bread:

If you purchase your tomato basil bread from Panera, have them slice it for you. If you make your own, slice your bread in 1/2-inch slices and spread with mayonnaise or signature sauce. (recipe below in recipe card)

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Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich

Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil Bread with crispy bacon, Gouda cheese, sliced turkey, lettuce, and tomato is perfect for just about any meal!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey bacon sandwich recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 711kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 thick slices tomato basil bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or signature sauce (recipe below)
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced, smoked turkey
  • 2 slices Gouda cheese
  • 2 slices crispy smoked bacon
  • 2 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 2 thin tomato slices

Panera Signature Sauce

  • 0.5 cup mayonnaise
  • .25 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 0.5 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • .25 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • hot sauce to taste

Instructions

  • If you purchase your tomato basil bread from Panera, have them slice it for you. If you make your own, slice your bread in 1/2-inch slices and spread with mayonnaise, or signature sauce
  • Spread mayonnaise or signature sauce over the sliced bread. Top with sliced turkey, two slices of Gouda, and two slices of crispy bacon.
  • Then top with two leaves of green leaf lettuce, and two tomato slices. Slice and serve.

How to make signature sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.

Notes

  • Everyone knows this sandwich by the tomato basil bread, but sourdough and ciabatta are delicious as well.
  • Each brand slices their Gouda differently. In Iowa I would use one large slice, here in Arizona I have to use two small slices. Use as many as you like!
  • No, the top of my bread is not burnt. I tried to get that sticky, sweet tomato crust by brushing the loaf with a tomato/oil/water combination….but it didn’t work out the way I planned. I have since perfected the recipe to avoid this problem.

Nutrition

Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 396mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2485IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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2 Comments

  1. This looks so good. I’m bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your sandwich recipe or any new projects your working on!

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