3 Easy Baked Southwest “Sandwich” Keto Variations Three great versions of the same recipe: Baked Southwest Stuffed Avocados, Southwest Turkey Avocado Bake, and Southwest Turkey Avocado Wraps. Awesome for using up Thanksgiving leftovers! This is one meal you can share with your non-keto friends and keto-diet friends alike. No one needs to know they’re sugar free, low carb, grain free, and ketogenic!
This is yet another recipe that was passed on from a friend and then altered. I have to give a big shout out to this amazing friend, who is a great cook and recipe finder! She truly makes cooking look effortless.
This recipe is also yet another recipe that is easy and our family loves—I had to make it keto!
You’re in luck (me too!), because I figured out three different ways to put the yummy flavors of Baked Southwest Sandwiches into a keto meal. You’re going to LOVE these!
Notes for 3 Easy Baked Southwest “Sandwich” Keto Variations
The Southwest Mayonnaise is an extremely flexible and flavorful condiment that is great on these three Southwest Sandwich variations, but is also good for tons of other meals!
I’m sure you’ll think of something to put it on as soon as you taste it. If you want to make the mayo and use it on something other than these recipes, I would add about ½ cup to ⅔ cup of the spiced olives to the mayo recipe below. Sometimes I add more. They’re so yummy!
The mayonnaise is definitely what makes this meal, so don’t skip it or use plain mayo! You can thank me later.
Avocado Tip: The best tip I’ve heard of for making baked stuffed avocados is to use a muffin pan instead of a flat cookie sheet. The muffin holes cradle the avocados and keep them from tipping over, spilling their contents! Brilliant!
If you want an actual sandwich, you can use your favorite keto bread. I haven’t tried that yet, so be sure to let me know how it goes if you do!
Use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with these 3 Easy Baked Southwest “Sandwich” Keto Variations!
3 Easy Baked Southwest “Sandwich” Keto Variations
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
These variations on the baked southwest sandwich are a delicious way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Be sure to leave a rating for these recipes below when you’re done inhaling this ketogenic deliciousness!
Add all ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix until well-combined.
Baked Southwest Stuffed Avocados:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place avocado halves with the sliced side up, on a baking tray (see tip above, in post).
Place all other ingredients except spiced olives in a bowl. Stir until combined.
Spoon turkey filling into avocado halves, dividing evenly.
Top with some cheese and the spiced olives.
Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve.
Southwest Turkey Avocado Bake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the sides and bottom of an 8”x8” or 1.5 quart glass or ceramic baking dish.
Place all ingredients except spiced olives and 3 tablespoons fo the cheese into a medium bowl. Gently fold ingredients together, being careful not to mash the avocados.
Spoon into baking dish. Top with the remaining 3 tablespoons cheese and the spiced olives.
Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes.
Southwest Turkey Avocado Wraps:
Option 1 (meat wraps): Lay the turkey slices on a microwave-safe plate. Spread 2 tablespoons Southwest Mayonnaise on each turkey slice. Evenly top the slices with the rest of the ingredients, ending with the spiced olives. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the cheese is melted. Serve.
Option 2 (lettuce wraps): Rinse and dry the romaine leaves and lay on plates. Spread 2 tablespoons Southwest Mayonnaise on each turkey slice. Evenly top the romaine with the rest of the ingredients, ending with the spiced olives. Enjoy!
Note for Option 2: If you prefer, you may place the lettuce wrap fillings in a microwave safe bowl and warm for 30 seconds before putting into the lettuce wraps.
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