This roasted pepper turkey sandwich has layers of meat, cheese, and roasted red peppers on crunchy ciabatta bread.
When I’m asked what my favorite food is I instantly say, ‘sandwiches.’ I definitely live by my personal heroine’s wisdom on what makes the sandwich so great.
“Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.” – Liz Lemon
So many combinations of flavors from the meat and bread, to what vegetables and types of cheese to add, and what sauce to slather on it.
My favorite though has to be one that is warm and has a nice and crunchy bread. So guess what I do to get that nice and toasty bread? I use my air fryer to make sandwiches! Making sandwiches in the air fryer is going to become your new FAVORITE thing!
What movie pairs well with a turkey sandwich and craft beer pairing?
For tonight’s Mitten Movie Night we are watching Bohemian Rhapsody. I know I’m a little late to the party but honestly, I was having a hard time wrapping my head around Sacha Baron Cohen NOT being in it. Did you know he was originally slated to play the lead?
What beer pairs well with turkey sandwiches made in the air fryer?
The beer: Upper Hand Light from Upper Hand Brewery
This light beer pairs well with pretty much any sandwich craving I’m having because it’s crisp and ‘light’, just like the name says.
How to make a sandwich in the air fryer
Butter one side of two slices of ciabatta bread. Lay one piece of butter side down in the bottom of the air fryer basket.
To the bread add half the cheese, half the red peppers.
Layer the turkey on top.
Repeat the cheese, red peppers, and the final piece of bread with the butter side up.
To the top of the bread, sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
Place the basket back into the air fryer and set at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes in the air fryer. Open the drawer and flip the sandwich. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Swap out the turkey for sliced roasted chicken
- Roast your own red peppers for this sandwich with this recipe from The Modern Proper
Get inspired with these other sandwich and beer pairings
- Roast Beef Sandwich with Poolside from Bell’s
- Chicken & Mushroom Subs with Michigan Honey Amber from Latitude 42
- Deli Chicken Sandwich with Honey Kolsch from Rogue
And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Roasted Pepper Turkey Sandwich
- air fryer
- 2 pieces ciabatta bread
- 2 teaspoon butter
- 2 tablespoon roasted pepper strips
- 3 ounces oven-roasted turkey breast
- 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan for sprinkling
- Butter one side of two slices of ciabatta bread. Lay one piece of butter side down in the bottom of the air fryer basket.2 pieces ciabatta bread, 2 teaspoon butter
- To the bread add half the cheese and half the red peppers.2 tablespoon roasted pepper strips, 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
- Layer the turkey on top.3 ounces oven-roasted turkey breast
- Repeat the cheese, red peppers, and the final piece of bread with the butter side up.2 tablespoon roasted pepper strips, 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
- To the top of the bread, sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan for sprinkling
- Place the basket back into the air fryer and set it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes in the air fryer, open the drawer and flip the sandwich. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Cut the sandwich in half and serve. Enjoy!
Tips for making this recipe:
- I have a basket-style air fryer and used it to make this sandwich. If you have a different type of air fryer/toaster oven you may want to check your manual for further directions on temperature and timing.
- While I use roasted red peppers that have already been cut into strips, feel free to use whole jarred or homemade roasted red peppers in place of the strips.
- Use only the best type of bread for this recipe. A ciabatta, rye, or marble rye would be great. Don't use white sandwich bread as it won't hold up as well in the air fryer.
Originally published in March of 2019. Updated photos June of 2021 with new photos, same great recipe.
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Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by [email protected]
I love red peppers on a sandwich. They add so much flavour.
I agree with you Dannii!
I love that this recipe is spicy and the use of Turkey in a sandwich is my kind of food! YUM!
Great Shanika! Thank you so much.
Heidy L. McCallum
I love that you gave me something wonderful to pair this delish looking sandwich with and bonus points for using an air fryer! I got one a few years back as a gift and that poor air fryer hasn’t had a break yet.
I know Heidy, the air fryer is easily one of the best purchases I’ve gotten!
This is one awesome looking sandwich! I don’t have an airfryer (yet) though – are they worth investing in?
Yes, so worth it! While I shy away from gadgets that will ultimately get put int the back of a closet my air fryer has a permanent home on my counter because I use it so much.
Can have sandwiches anytime of the day! They are so delicious.
Me too for sure!