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Costco Turkey and Provolone Sandwich

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Back in 2012, I saw my friend Jamie share a recipe for a sandwich she had at the Costco “food court” (that’s what I call it). Shortly after that, my hubby and oldest son had been at Costco and grabbed some lunch while they were there. 

They were raving about a new sandwich they tried from Costco’s food court menu. It just happened to be this turkey and provolone sandwich. I decided I needed to do some research and to try the Costco Turkey and Provolone Sandwich for myself. The things I have to do for you, my wonderful readers, right?

Costco Turkey and Provolone Sandwich

I went to Costco and gave the sandwich a try. Delicious! I then went shopping at Costco for the ingredients to recreate the sandwich at home.

They have since removed this sandwich from the Costco food court menu. Unfortunately, they no longer sell the torta rolls for this sandwich either. Luckily, I have found some at my local Kroger grocery store. If I get the rolls from Costco, I just get the Artisan version they sell now.

You don’t have to get the ingredients from Costco. You can substitute with similar ingredients from your regular grocery store to make it. If you get the ingredients from Costco, you will have enough turkey and rolls to make this recipe twice. Then, you will have plenty pesto and provolone to use for other dishes.

My family loves these Costco hot turkey and provolone sandwich and gobbles them up. However, some members have their sandwich made without the onion and/or tomato. Silly picky eaters that live with at my house!

This is a great quick dinner to prepare, basically ready in 15-20 minutes. I’m so glad I can still enjoy this tasty sandwich whenever I want to!

  • PREPARED PESTO
  • LIGHT MAYONNAISE
  • TORTA ROLLS OR CIABATTA
  • DELI SLICES OF TURKEY BREAST
  • TOMATO
  • RED ONION
  • SLICES PROVOLONE CHEESE

In a bowl, mix some pesto together with some mayonnaise. Slice the torta roll in half and place it cut side up on a baking sheet.

Spread a spoonful of the pesto mixture on the cut side of the torta roll halves. Place two slices of the turkey on the bottom half of the roll.

On the top half of the roll, place a few tomato slices followed by a few red onion rings. Then, top with a slice of provolone cheese.

Place in a 400 degree oven on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted. Then, place on broil and broil for a just a bit to get the cheese bubbly and a little brown. Put the top and bottom of the sandwich together.

open Costco tukey and provolone sandwich on white plate

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of provolone? You can use different cheeses like Swiss, cheddar, or pepper jack instead of provolone if you prefer.

What type of bread is best for this hot turkey provolone sandwich? The Costco turkey and provolone sandwich used a torta roll. However, ciabatta or or other Artisan rolls will give you similar results.

Can I use leftover roasted turkey instead of deli turkey slices? Absolutely! Using leftover roasted turkey can add a delicious flavor to the sandwich. Simply slice the turkey thinly and layer it on the sandwich.

Can I add additional toppings to the sandwich? You can add lettuce, cucumber, or roasted red peppers to your sandwich if you like.

Can I make this sandwich gluten-free? Yes, you can use gluten-free bread. Additionally, check the labels of other ingredients such as deli turkey and condiments. This will help you confirm that they do not contain gluten.

cut view of Costco turkey and provolone sandwich

Costco Turkey and Provolone Sandwich

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup prepared pesto I used the Kirkland Pesto
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 5 Torta rolls or ciabatta rolls, sliced in half
  • 1 pound sliced cooked turkey breast I used the Columbus Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast from Costco
  • 10 thin slices of tomato
  • ½ red onion cut into thin slices
  • 5 slices of provolone cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine the pesto and mayo until well blended.
  • Place the torta rolls halves, cut side up on a large baking sheet.
  • Spread a spoonful of the pesto mixture on the cut side of each of the torta roll halves.
  • Place two slices of the turkey on the bottom halves of the rolls.
  • On the top half of the rolls, place two tomato slices on each followed by a few red onion rings. Then top with a slice or provolone.
  • Place in the oven on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Then place on broil and broil for a just a bit to get the cheese bubbly and a little brown.
  • Put each of the turkey halves with the veggie halves and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1804mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2724IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword Costco, Pesto, Turkey Sandwich
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Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.

Turkey and provolone sandwich with pesto mayonnaise

This is the original photo from this post when it was first posted in August of 2012.

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9 Comments

  1. This was amazing and after making it quite a few times, I think I’ve tweaked it a bit better. First of all there needs to be at least twice as much turkey and cheese in order to make it similar to Costco, this recipe is way too conservative. Second, the choice of bun doesn’t matter as much. And third, the red onion needs to be cut thick.

    On one half of the bun, put 2 slices of turkey, a slice or layer of provolone cheese, then 2 more slices of turkey. You can use even more turkey, the more the better! Costco had that sandwich thick! So, 4 to 6 slices of turkey should be good.

    On the other half of the bun, put your thick sliced red onion then a layer of provolone. THEN put the nice thick sliced tomato on top. You want the oven to bake that tomato, not turn it sloppy inside your sandwich and make it soggy. The tomato will run into the bun if you don’t put it on top. Just like pineapple on a Hawaiian pizza, it goes on top of the cheese, to allow juices to evaporate, not run down into your food. The hot oven cooks and dries it out a bit.

    I love this sandwich and with Costco cutting this from their menu, I’m sure glad this recipe was saved! Thank-you so much! And I hope my twist on your recipe is appreciated. I just had to comment and share.

  2. This was delicious!! Came out so nice. And while I have skill in the kitchen…. I can still mess up anything LOL. It’s a forgiving recipe.
    I was going to just wing it from memory and then I thought, “I wonder if someone wrote up a copycat recipe online….” Thank you so much Laura, you nailed it and took away all the guesswork! And it was soo easy, even for feeding a crowd (2 adults and 4 kids) at the end of a long day. All ate it very happily.
    I used a served it with baked sweet potatoes (just take them as they come (skin on), scrub them clean under water and pop them on a (ungreased even!) pan, cook at say 400F for 40 min, amazing, needs nothing if you want a simple side) and quartered avocados, for a crazy simple fairly healthy dinner. I used actual Costco ciabatta rolls, turkey, sliced Havarti (Costco), red onion, pesto (Costco) and mayo. Tomato on Hubby’s. He complimented dinner twice, which is rare. Didn’t even measure the sauces, just eyeballed it.
    I have missed these at Costco PLUS they make a crazy easy and yummy dinner. Printed this one and added it to my family recipes aka lifesavers. Thank you Laura!!! God bless you

  3. Perfect! These are my sons favorite and he’s been bummed since Costco has eliminated the majority of their options during. For my son’s birthday I decided to see if I could find a copycat recipe. Found this one followed the directions exactly and they were perfect the entire family was so happy

  4. Thanks for the recipe, I make these all the time now. So much easier to make for a picnic than waiting for Costco to open. I did go through the trouble of making my own ciabatta and that makes a huge difference!

  5. I love these! Me and my prego self have been craving them and now I don’t HAVE to run to Costco to gobble one up! Thank you!

  6. I just had this a couple of weeks ago and thought to myself I bet they have all the ingredients here at Costco and I can make them myself. Thank you these look so yummy!