This sandwich is knock-your-socks-off good. I developed this recipe after having had a delicious sandwich on a visit home at a bakery/sandwich shop called Haggermans in Salt Lake City. I ordered the Mooch’s Roast Dip and I’ve never been the same since. It’s a delicious roast turkey sandwich that is served with pepper jelly. So unexpected and so good! If you’re in the Beehive state, it’s a must. So many of the recipes that I develop for Kelsey’s Essentials start from an experience very similar to this. I’m constantly inspired by food at local mom and pop shops like this one. Lots of times those experiences translate into recipes that I do for the show. My Turkey Roast Dip with Melted Gruyere is definitely a nod to the incredible sandwich I had at Haggerman’s. It’s also one of the top rated recipes on Cooking Channel’s website which should be enough to convince you of its greatness.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it utilizes a slow cooker. Many times we only think about using a slow cooker in the fall and winter months when we’re making hearty meals, but summer time is perfect for whipping out the ole’ slow cooker. It eliminates the need for you to turn your oven on in the heat and it’s as simple as dinner gets so you have plenty of time to be outside enjoying the weather (or inside enjoying the air conditioning). This turkey is also a great option for leftovers throughout the week. Toss it into a salad, soup, or throw it on another sandwich recipe to vary things up. This will definitely be on the menu lineup when Oliver gets home and I’m looking for quick and easy recipes that will last us a couple of days! (We’re getting closer….baby Ollie is up to 4 lbs. and eating like a champ!)