Made with slices of roast turkey, Muenster cheese, sweet tomatoes, and a fantastic tangy herb spread, this Muenster Grilled Cheese is a satisfying lunch or light dinner that comes together in minutes!
Enjoy a half sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup – the perfect pair!
Muenster Grilled Cheese Recipe
Seems like all foods get a full month dedication these days and the grilled cheese sandwich takes center stage for April. That’s right, April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Not to only be enjoyed in April, though – obviously! We love a good grilled cheese all year round. This Muenster Grilled Cheese sandwich is one of our favorites.
Made with buttery Muenster cheese, smoked turkey, and juicy ripe tomatoes, this sandwich is hearty and filling. What sets it apart, however, is the spread comprised of sour cream, mustard, onion, and thyme.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this sandwich recipe.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Bread – We chose a nice sturdy sourdough for this grilled cheese. Basted in butter, of course, so the exterior gets nice and golden.
- Filling – Honey roasted smokey turkey breast, either sliced from the deli counter or pre-packed is totally fine.
- Cheese – Can’t make a grilled cheese without cheese! Muenster cheese has a mild, slightly nutty/buttery flavor and pairs so well with turkey and tomato.
- Spread – A tangy and flavorful combination of sour Crean, Dijon mustard, red onion, and fresh thyme.
- Add some thinly sliced ripe avocado.
- Swap out the deli turkey for chicken.
- Provolone or Swiss are nice substations for the Muenster, if preferred.
- Make a cheesy crust by sprinkling some Parmesan on the outside of the bread before it hits the hot pan.
Tips for Success
Making a grilled cheese is super easy, right? But perfecting one is all in the details. Here are some tips to make sure everything is warmed through, the cheese is melted, and the bread is crisp and golden.
- Use a sturdy bread. You’ll want a sturdy bread for this grilled cheese. The sour cream-mustard spread and juicy tomatoes can cause other bread to get too moist and be unable to hold the other ingredients.
- Have ingredients at room temperature before starting. If you try to spread the bread with cold butter, it will rip it apart, cold cheese will take too long to melt, and turkey right from the refrigerator probably won’t warm all the way through. You’ll end up with a grilled cheese that’s perfectly crispy on the outside, but cold on the inside.
- Press down. Press down with a spatula after the first flip so both sides of bread develop a crust.
- Try to flip the bread just once. The best way to make a grilled cheese is to only flip it once. Allow the first side to brown, then flip it to the other side to brown.
- Peeking is ok and adjust the heat, if necessary. Give your bread a quick peek underneath from time to time to make sure it’s not browning too quickly. If needed, adjust your heat.
- Be patient. Grilled cheese sandwiches are crazy simple and easy, but you still need to be patient. If you rush the sandwich, your bread won’t toast at the same pace that the cheese melts. Low and slow, my friends!
Serving and Storage
Make a soup and sandwich combo out of it. We love grilled cheese with our tomato soup and chili is a great option, too.
This turkey grilled cheese sandwich is best enjoyed immediately, as grilled cheese doesn’t reheat the best and the bread can get soggy. However, if needed, you can pop it in the air fryer for a few minutes or reheat on the stovetop – just keep an eye on it to avoid burning the bread.
More Sandwiches to Make:
- Dill Pickle Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
- Tuna Melt
- Italian Grinder Sub
- Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Shrimp Po Boy
- Muffuletta Sandwich
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Muenster Grilled Cheese
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
- 8 teaspoons butter , softened
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 6 slices smoked turkey breast
- 4 slices tomato (1/4 to 1/2-inch thick)
- 2 slices Muenster cheese
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, mustard, red onion, and thyme.
- Spread 2 teaspoons butter on one side of each bread slice. Spread 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture over unbuttered side of each of 2 bread slices; top each with 3 turkey slices, 2 tomato slices, 1 cheese slice, and 1 bread slice (with buttered side out).
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the sandwiches; cover and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Slice in half and enjoy.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Really simple and delicious. The spread is what makes it.
How can I not remember this sandwich. Harumph. Printing now.
Made this using a Panini press to dry grill the sandwich instead of butter in a fry pan. Saves you from a few of those pesky fat calories, but lets the wonderful flavors of the sandwich ingredients speak for themselves.
If only I had all the ingredients in my kitchen, this would have been today’s lunch! I love everything that is in that sandwich.
That looks soooo good to me right now. I love melted cheese with turkey or ham or both. Come on, lunch time!!
Had this for lunch – yummy!
Yum! If only we had sour dough, muenster, and turkey in the house. I foresee a trip to the market in about an hour.
If one were to eat a soup with this sandwich, what soup would one choose? Chicken noodle? NE clam chowder? Tomato?
I know what I’m having for lunch today.
This is one of those sandwiches where you have two of them before you realize you were stuffed after eating the first; where you eye the plates of others, wondering if they’re going to finish theirs. Man, do I love this sandwich.
I’m working hard to get Amy to make May Steak and Turkey Burger month. And I’m hoping June will be Bacon and Cheese month in our house.
April. Grilled Cheese month. Of course. Well, at least this is a celebration I’m more than happy to participate in. Now how do I score tickets to the show in LA? Hmmm.