Turkey salad croissants are a great make ahead meal! Perfect for a large gathering or just a busy weeknight!
I love to serve these turkey salad croissants for dinner when I know we have an especially busy day ahead of us. The turkey salad filling can be made a day ahead of time with the exception of adding the lettuce (nobody likes soggy lettuce) and then used to fill croissants the next day. Super easy! This recipe easily doubles or triples to accommodate a large crowd as well, which is perfect for those spring time or summer family gatherings. I’ve made this recipe many, many times and it is always devoured very quickly! Definitely one you are going to want to try out!
- 9 oz Deli Turkey I buy the Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Package you find in the lunch meat section
- 1/2 lb Bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
- 1/3 cup Frozen Peas thawed
- 2-3 Green Onions sliced thinly
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Cups shredded Lettuce Any kind of lettuce works here
- 12-14 in Cocktail Size Croissants split in half
Chop up the turkey in small pieces. Mix it in a bowl with the bacon, swiss cheese, peas, green onions, and mayo. Don't mix in the lettuce yet, unless you intend to serve this soon because the lettuce will get soggy. At this point you can either make the sandwiches and serve them immediately, or cover and refrigerate the sandwich filling until you are ready.
When you make and serve the sandwiches you can either mix the lettuce in with the sandwich filling or put it on top of the sandwich filling after it's been put in the croissant. Fill each croissant with a heaping spoonful of filling and enjoy!