Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Perfect Classic Club Sandwich

Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Perfect Classic Club Sandwich

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this mouthwatering classic club sandwich, featuring crispy bacon and fresh ingredients.

The iconic club sandwich is a triple-decker masterpiece built with three slices of toasted white bread, succulent deli-sliced turkey or chicken, crispy bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and creamy mayonnaise. While some food critics have debated the necessity of the middle slice, it’s an essential part of the sandwich’s charm, providing the perfect anchor for those signature toothpicks that hold everything together.

This timeless recipe celebrates each ingredient, allowing their individual flavors to shine. For the best results, use only the freshest components: crunchy lettuce, perfectly ripe tomatoes, high-quality turkey or chicken, thick-cut bacon, and sturdy bread. We’ve elevated each element, from seasoning the tomatoes to grilling mayonnaise-spread bakery bread slices until golden perfection.

Texture plays a crucial role in this layered delight, so avoid limp greens, mushy tomatoes, and undercooked bacon. While mayonnaise is the traditional condiment, we’ve included an optional touch of Dijon mustard for an extra flavor kick. Choose your favorite mayonnaise brand, or if you’re feeling ambitious, try making it from scratch!

Remember, the finishing touch is cutting your club sandwich into four neat triangles – it’s not just tradition, it’s an art!

Ultimate Club Sandwich Recipe


  • 6 slices (about 1/2-inch thick) white Pullman loaf
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (optional)
  • 4 large leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 3 ounces thickly sliced deli turkey
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato (about 6 ounces), sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Start by spreading both sides of each bread slice with 4 tablespoons mayonnaise. Toast the bread in 2 batches over medium heat for about 5 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Once golden, transfer to a cooling rack.
  2. Spread the remaining mayonnaise and mustard on 4 slices of bread. Now, let’s build these delectable sandwiches! Begin by placing 1 lettuce leaf on a piece of mayo-mustard-spread toast. Layer with turkey, then add another slice of toast, followed by lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper for extra flavor. Top with the remaining slices of bread and secure each sandwich with 4 toothpicks. Slice each sandwich into quarters and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
555 Calories
46g Fat
15g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 555
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 58%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1602mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 612mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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