Turkey Apple Grilled Cheese

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When it comes to easy camping meals, grilled cheese is top of the list! But this isn’t just an ordinary grilled cheese – this sandwich has an irresistible combo of turkey, tart green apple, spinach, and melted gruyere cheese. I find myself actually craving this sandwich – it’s that good! This grilled cheese recipe makes a quick and easy camping lunch or dinner.

Turkey apple grilled cheese camping lunch or dinner
Cheesy turkey grilled cheese for an easy camping meal

How to Make Turkey Grilled Cheese

I’m sure you probably already know the basics of grilled cheese, but the order on this one is important. Here’s how it’s done:

Spread some mustard on one side of the bread. Layer on gruyere cheese.

Add a handful of spinach
Adding deli turkey slices

Next, add a handful of spinach and a couple of turkey slices. Thinly slice the green apple and add a couple of slices on top of the turkey.

Lastly, add one more layer of the gruyere cheese and top with the other slice of bread.

Adding thinly sliced green apples
grilled cheese assembly

Now we’re ready to cook! It is very important that you cook this grilled cheese low and slow!

If your heat is too high, you will burn the bread before the cheese melts, and no one wants that.

I like to put a little bit of butter in the pan first, then start cooking over my camp stove.

Optional: Carefully cover your pan with aluminum foil to keep the heat in and melt the cheese faster.

grilled cheese in a cast iron pan
cooking grilled cheese on a camp stove in a cast iron pan

Flip the grilled cheese every 4-5 minutes and cook until the cheese has fully melted.

This usually takes 10-15 minutes, but again, low and slow is important, so if it takes longer, that’s fine! Once the cheese has melted, remove the grilled cheese from the heat and serve!

grilled cheese camping dinner on a cutting board

Turkey Apple Grilled Cheese

When it comes to easy camping meals, grilled cheese is top of the list! But this isn’t just an ordinary grilled cheese – this sandwich has an irresistible combo of turkey, tart green apple, spinach, and melted gruyere cheese. It makes a great camping lunch or dinner.
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Servings: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 slices of multigrain bread (I love Dave’s Killer Bread)
  • 6 slices of Gruyere cheese
  • 4 slices of deli turkey
  • 1 small green apple
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • mustard
  • butter/oil for the pan

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice the green apple.
  • Spread mustard on one side of the bread. Layer on gruyere cheese.
  • Next, add a handful of spinach and a couple of turkey slices followed by a few slices of the apple.
  • Lastly, add one more layer of gruyere cheese and top with the other slice of bread. You want the order to be (from bottom to top): bread, mustard, cheese, spinach, turkey, apple, cheese, bread.
  • Preheat a pan over low to medium heat on your camp stove. It is very important that you cook this grilled cheese low and slow! If your heat is too high, you will burn the bread before the cheese melts, and no one wants that.
  • Add some butter or oil to the pan and then the assembled sandwich. Flip the grilled cheese every 4-5 minutes and cook until the cheese has fully melted. This usually takes 10-15 minutes, but again, low and slow is important, so if it takes longer, that’s fine!
  • Optional: Carefully cover your pan with aluminum foil to keep the heat in and melt the cheese faster.
  • Once the cheese has melted, remove the grilled cheese from the heat and serve!
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If you’re looking for an easy camping lunch or dinner, look no further than the grilled cheese!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you have any questions, comment below.

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