Classic Club Sandwich Recipe


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Classic Club Sandwich Recipe

[Photographs: Maria Del Mar Sacasa]

This classic club sandwich is built with carefully prepared but minimalist ingredients, so each one will stick out quite prominently. For best results, use only the freshest ingredients: crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, good-quality turkey or chicken, thick-cut bacon, and sturdy bread.

  • Yield:Makes 2 sandwiches
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes


  • 6 slices (about 1/2-inch thick) white Pullman loaf
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (optional)
  • 4 large leaves greenleaf lettuce
  • 3 ounces thickly sliced deli turkey
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1 large beefsteak tomatoes (about 6 ounces), sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. 1.

    Spread both sides of each bread slice with 4 tablespoons mayonnaise. Toast bread in 2 batches over medium heat, about 5 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Transfer to cooling rack.

  2. 2.

    Spread 4 slices of bread with remaining mayonnaise and mustard. To build sandwiches, arrange 1 lettuce leaf on 1 piece of mayo-mustard-spread toast. Top with turkey, then toast, then lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top with remaining slices of bread and secure each with 4 toothpicks. Cut each sandwich in quarters. Serve.