A Club Sandwich is one of the most iconic sandwiches on any menu! Layers of ham, bacon and turkey with juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce and cheddar cheese create the perfect bite!

We love to enjoy this sandwich alongside some delicious baked french fries or even some crispy fried dill pickles on the side!

Club sandwich on a plate

Restaurants and diners of all shapes and sizes (and prices!), and country clubs, schools, resorts, even hospitals have some version of a club sandwich recipe on their menu! And who can blame them? It is delicious, and looks so yummy too!

What is a Club Sandwich?

Probably the most obvious sign that you’re getting a club sandwich is the unique way it is stacked with three layers of bread and then cut into quarters and secured with a toothpick.

What are Club Sandwich Ingredients? The classic club sandwich has been around for generations because it is chock-full of the things we love best all served up on some soft sandwich bread. It’s almost like a BLT with ham and turkey!

  • Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mayo

And of course you can make a chicken club sandwich with leftover baked chicken! And why stop at white bread? Try some sourdough, whole wheat or even rye. Make a fancy California club sandwich and use sliced avocados, fancy microgreens and some stone ground mustard? Any way is the right way when it comes to this sandwich!

Ingredients for club sandwich on a wooden board

How to Make a Club Sandwich

Making a turkey club sandwich can be as easy or as elaborate as you want! With a few simple steps you can create a basic club sandwich, add a few extra layers or toppings and you can dress this sandwich up as much as you’d like!

  1. First Layer: Spread the mayo on one side of lightly toasted bread. Add turkey, tomato and cheese (be sure to put the tomatoes in the middle so the bread doesn’t get soggy).
  2. Second Layer: Layer ham, bacon and lettuce.
  3. Top with the final slices of bread, secure with cute sandwich picks and cut into quarters.

Club sandwich on a plate with olives and pickles on top

Optional Extras: In the second layer, this is where you will add the lettuce add in your own favorites! Slices of avocado, hard boiled eggs, a smear of mustard… the possibilities are endless.

Serve with pretty much any side dish you love!  Cold potato salad, dill pickle pasta salad, or some potato chips and a chilly beverage and you’ve got a sandwich fit for any occasion!

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Club Sandwich

Layers of bacon, turkey and ham with juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce make up this classic sandwich!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 6 slices bread toasted and buttered
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey
  • 4 ounces sliced ham
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • ½ cup lettuce washed and chopped


  • Arrange 2 slices of bread on a cutting board. Spread each slice with mayonnaise.
  • Top with turkey, tomato slices and cheddar cheese.
  • Spread mayonnaise on 2 more pieces of bread and place on the cheddar cheese.
  • Top with ham, bacon and lettuce. Spread mayonnaise on the final 2 slices of bread and place on top.
  • Cut sandwich into halves or quarters. Serve with pickles.
4.93 from 64 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 656 | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1961mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American

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  1. The Club sandwich is like a BLT on steroids. They used to be so popular in my younger days, just don’t see them so much anymore.

  2. Back in the day, I used to sometimes get these and they had roast beef as well as ham and turkey. Of course they always had bacon. Roast beef is optional but does make it better. Bacon and 3 slices of bread is mandatory, as well as lettuce, tomato, and 3 slices of bread. I love onions on a sandwich, but would leave them out on this one. Dill pickle spear on the side (or a whole deli-style dill pickle, yay!) goes well, but never pickle slices in the sandwich. As much as I hate mayonnaise, it is an absolute requirement. It is one of the things I will use mayo for, but still sparingly. I would also butter the bread after toasting and before spreading the mayo. Cheese is also a (preferred) option, and I would usually use a quality deli American for this. Provolone and/or Swiss also can work well. As much as I like all types of mustard, I would never put it on a Club. If you do, I would just go with the cheap American salad/hot dog style, nothing fancy, and again sparingly. Must cut into 4 pieces and use the toothpicks, too! If you use oversized bread and proportional ingredients for the larger bread, one will be enough for 2 people!!!4 stars

    1. We most often use white sandwich bread but they’re great with sourdough, whole wheat or even rye. Enjoy!

    1. I would be concerned the sandwiches might turn a bit soggy, especially if the bread is toasted. Can you make them the morning of?

    2. No! It must be made fresh and to order! Freshly toasted bread and cooked bacon are KEY to making these outstanding. You could prep the other ingredients, but even cutting your tomatoes the night before will make them suffer a little (unless you buy pre-sliced tomatoes that are packed with preservatives). I could come up with some hacks, but it still wouldn’t be the same. Not a good choice for a large luncheon. Make something in the crockpot!

  3. Ran this as a special at our little sub shop and got so many compliments, we are adding it to our menu! Delicious!5 stars

  4. I am making a classic club with a twist this week for my friends. It will have a tomato aioli and ham, turkey and roast beef with crisp lettuce and fried green tomatoes!3 stars

  5. Had to make a quick last minute supper for DH. This was perfect. Simple staple ingredients yet so satisfying. Thank you. I love your site.

  6. I love Club Sandwichs, though I haven’t had one in years. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be making one today. But, I have a question, on the middle slice of toast do you put mayo on both sides to hold the top ingredients on? Thanks again. Love it as written!
    p.s. Whenever I’m looking for a specific recipe, your website is one of the first ones I check.5 stars

    1. I would mayo both side of the center slice of toast but you could omit it if you prefered Janet! P.S. Thanks for the love Janet, we are so happy to be your go-to! :)

    1. No kidding. Chicken Lettuce Under Bacon is literally what CLUBhouse stands for. This is way off