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Club Sandwich with Pesto Mayonnaise

Do you know how to make the best club sandwich even better? By serving it on Oroweat’s hearty but soft Sandwich Thins rolls and adding pesto mayonnaise and avocado of course!


Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with avocado and tomato

What Is A Club Sandwich?

Besides being one of my all-time favorite cold deli sandwiches, the classic club sandwich is a mainstay on many restaurants’ menus. If it happens to be a favorite of yours too, then you’ll be happy to know that with its commonplace ingredients (usually chicken or turkey, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise) it can be easily made at home.

ingredients laid out for Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich avocado, pesto bread and mayonnaise

What’s In A Club Sandwich?

Through my adult years, I've learned what sandwich ingredients I like to keep on hand at all times. You can never go wrong with having cooked bacon at the ready—you just never know when you might want to make an easy club sandwich! Here’s what else you will need to make our amped-up homemade club sandwich:

  • Oroweat Sandwich Thins rolls:Oh so hearty but soft!
  • Deli meat: Chicken or turkey are my favorites.
  • Tomato: Add it to keep it classic, ditch it if it’s not your thing.
  • Avocado: Lettuce is classic, but our very special TMP version of a classic club sandwich recipe swaps lettuce for avocado. You’ll be thanking us later.
  • Pesto mayonnaise: No secrets here, we think adding pesto to our mayo is the bee’s knees.
pesto mayonnaise in a small bowl

Traditional Club Sandwich Ingredients, With A Twist.

We know you will love our slight changes (we prefer to think of them as “upgrades”) we’ve made to this classic turkey club sandwich. We think the addition of pesto mayonnaise and swapping out the bland iceberg lettuce for a few avocado slices is the best thing that has ever happened to this beloved classic sandwich!

pesto mayonnaise being spread out on a piece of bread
open face sandwich with turkey and pesto mayonnaise
open face sandwich with pesto mayonnaise, turkey and bacon
open face sandwich with pesto mayonnaise, turkey and bacon and tomato
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with avocado

How To Make A Club Sandwich

Now that you are familiar with club sandwich ingredients, you might be wondering how to make a classic club sandwich. Here’s what you do:

  1. Ditch the traditional three-layers (3!!) of dry crusty white bread for whole wheat sandwich thin rollsmade by Oroweat Bread!
  2. Layer those babies with pesto-infused mayo!
  3. Pile on the perfect amount of filling: 3 slices turkey, 2 strips of bacon, 2 slices of tomato and ¼ an avocado. And bonus, add a few microgreens if you’ve got them!
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with avocado, tomato and sprouts on oroweat sandwich thins

Tell Me More About These Sandwich Thins Rolls.

Want the skinny on Sandwich Thins rolls nutrition?I’m here to tell you that these Oroweat Sandwich Thin rolls are perfectly-sized and only 140 calories per roll! Not only this, but I appreciate that they are made with no high fructose corn syrup and these Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins rolls are made with whole grains. Oroweat Bread products baked with premium ingredients like olive oil and sea salt and make recipes like this turkey club sandwich just that much better.

hand holding Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with tomato avocado and pesto mayonnaise

Why Is It Called A Club Sandwich?

Just a few fun background facts to discuss with your office mates while bragging about your lunch. As far as this American club sandwich goes, its history is a bit dodgy. It definitely emerged as a staple of American restaurants by the early 20th century, but exactly when, where and why it was first created—well, it’s hard to nail down. Here are three theories for you to mull over.

  1. Some claim the sandwich may have originated at the Union Club of New York City, as in "Have you tried a Union Club sandwich yet?”, which then simply became “club sandwich.”
  2. The sandwich was invented in an exclusive gambling club in the late 19th century.
  3. Rumors circulate that the “club” in club sandwich is an acronym. “Chicken - Lettuce - Under -Bacon”.
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with avocado and tomato
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich with avocado and tomato

Club Sandwich Filling Ideas:

We recommend making this classic club sandwich recipe often. And once you’ve tried it our way a few times, we know you’ll want to put your own spin on it. You might like to revert back to more classic club sandwich ingredients by adding lettuce and using regular mayonnaise. Add other veggies if you have them on hand! Bell peppers or cucumbers anyone? Try a sundried tomato pesto or aioli! We’d love to hear how you made this sandwich your own!

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Club Sandwich with Pesto Mayonnaise

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  8 min
  • Calories: 693



  1. In a small bowl, combine the pesto and mayonnaise until smooth.

  2. Evenly spread the pesto-mayo on the cut sides of the Oroweat Sandwich Thin. Stack the turkey, bacon, tomato, avocado, and microgreens, if using, on one half of each sandwich thin. Top with the remaining sandwich thin halves and serve.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories693
  • Protein37 g
  • Carbohydrates41 g
  • Total Fat46 g
  • Dietary Fiber8 g
  • Cholesterol94 mg
  • sodium1765 mg
  • Total Sugars7 g

Club Sandwich with Pesto Mayonnaise

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  • Jenn

    The pesto makes this sandwich, so good!

    Thank you Jenn, we are so glad you loved it!