5 Days of Light and Easy Weeknight Meals: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of “5 Days of Light and Easy Weeknight Meals!” (If you missed the first day, click here to see the recipe.) This recipe was something we kind of made up on our own. It was based on the Phil E Turkey sandwiches we sometimes get at Smiling Moose Deli, but it has our own twist.

Philly Turkey Sandwiches

Here is what you need for this recipe:

Deli-sliced turkey (we just pick up whatever is on sale at the deli)

Green pepper



Olive oil

Whole wheat hoagie buns

Cheese (whatever kind you prefer)

Light mayo (optional)


All the veggies we added to the sandwiches were according to the amounts we wanted on our sandwiches, so you can adjust this to your liking as well. First, we sliced them up and put the hoagie buns on a tray.


We used a little olive oil to sauté the veggies, and once they were as soft as we prefer them, we cut up the turkey a little and add it to the pan to warm it up.


Then, we put the turkey, followed by the veggies on the buns and add cheese. We usually use slices of provolone or mozzarella, but didn’t happen to have either of those the night we made these, so we just used some light shredded Colby and jack cheese, and it still turned out perfectly. Once you have everything on the buns, we like to stick the whole sandwich in the oven for just a few minutes to brown it a little.

wpid-IMG_20140106_184909.jpgThey come out looking like this! You can add a little bit of mayo or light mayo if you prefer. As you can see here, we served it with homemade oven fries and some homemade vegetable soup.

Don’t miss out on any of the other posts in this series!

Day 1: Chicken with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms


  1. This looks delicious! I am in need of some easy supper ideas.

  2. That looks so yummy, and I know my husband would love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks sooo good Rachel! I’m craving one right now! I’m going to have to make these for dinner this week. Thanks for the idea!

    • Rachel says:

      Thanks! It’s so easy and doesn’t feel like “just a sandwich.” It can be very filling if you fill up on lots of veggies!

  4. Alicia says:

    This looks absolutely delish and its easy! I love quick and easy recipes. It makes cooking not so challenging. I hate being challenged in the kitchen. I just want to get in and out! LOL Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel says:

      Thanks! I like to cook but I don’t always have a lot of time. And since I’m trying to keep my baby weight off, I have to be mindful of what I choose to cook. We have to get creative sometimes;)

  5. Rebekah says:

    This sounds really yummy! Anything with sauteed vegi’s is a hit in my mind, my boys might not agree, but Momma rules the kitchen. 🙂

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