Rachel Sandwich Recipe


Embark on a gastronomic adventure with our culinary masterpiece—the Rachel Sandwich. This unique twist on the classic turkey and Swiss combination is a symphony of flavors, enhanced by our homemade Thousand Island dressing and grilled to perfection. Get ready to savor a harmonious blend of textures and tastes in every bite, making this sandwich an extraordinary lunchtime indulgence.


Thousand Island Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 pinch salt

Rachel Sandwich:

  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup creamy coleslaw
  • 1 lb. sliced turkey (adjust to appetite)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Begin by creating the Thousand Island dressing. In a mixing bowl, blend together mayonnaise, grated onion, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, paprika, and salt. Set aside this flavorful dressing.
  2. Assemble the Rachel Sandwich by placing a slice of Swiss cheese on each piece of rye bread. Distribute the coleslaw evenly over half of the slices, while layering the turkey onto the remaining slices.
  3. Spread the Thousand Island dressing generously over the turkey. Create sandwiches by pairing one turkey slice with one coleslaw slice.
  4. Coat the top of each sandwich with unsalted butter. In a hot pan over medium-low heat, place the sandwiches butter side down. Spread butter on the side facing up and loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Grill until the bottom turns golden brown, then flip the sandwiches. Cover and cook until the other side achieves a delightful golden hue, ensuring the sandwich is heated through and the cheese is melted.


The Rachel Sandwich, with its tantalizing layers and grilled perfection, is not just a meal but a culinary experience that satisfies the senses. Elevate your lunchtime routine with this unique creation that pays homage to tradition while boldly carving its place in the realm of delectable delights. Enjoy every bite of this extraordinary sandwich that weaves together a symphony of flavors, making it a timeless favorite for any occasion.

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