This post is sponsored by Toby’s Family Foods, but all recipes and opinions are my own.
With Game Day coming up, I’ve honed a fun recipe that is easy for small group option in halves or cut into pinwheels for a large watch party. I feel like so much game food is heavy and hot–I wanted to share something that could make a large group happy but also translate to all seasons–and thus, my Bacon Turkey Wraps, pulled together with avocado and Toby’s Blue Cheese Dressing. I picked up my jar at my Safeway in the Woodstock neighborhood here in Portland; it’s right by my house, which makes it a convenient stop. They just started carrying some of Toby’s Family Foods Dressing at the end of 2017. You can now get their Blue Cheese, Ranch, and Chunky Feta Dressings in the refrigerated section of both Albertsons and Safeway.
I like this dressing over a more traditional cream cheese or vinaigrette option because it carries a lot more flavor and the blue cheese plays off the smokiness of the bacon and turkey quite beautifully. I had started this recipe thinking I would toss the spinach in the dressing, but upon testing, I found that things really hold up nicely longer if the dressing and spinach have some space between them, and it’s more controlled flavor-wise to wait until the end to apply the dressing. One thing I love about Toby’s Blue Cheese Dressing is that it’s creamier and milder than others I’ve used, and that makes it a crowd pleaser as not everyone likes blue cheese!
There are a few varieties of turkey you can utilize. I’ve made these wraps with run of the mill sliced turkey, but there’s something that smoked turkey adds that I really love. The avocado works itself in nicely with the knowledge that people consume the most avocados during the first half of February, one reason or another. 😉
Game Day Bacon Turkey Wraps with Toby’s Blue Cheese Dressing
- 6 Flour tortillas or 3 lavish bread
- 1 lb Smoked turkey, thinly sliced
- 1/2 lb Thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 1 Red onion, very thinly sliced
- 1 Red pepper, very thinly sliced
- 4 c Spinach
- 1/3 c Toby’s Family Foods Blue Cheese Dressing
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
This healthy wrap is meant to be easily prepped up, tossed in the fridge and then pulled out when guests arrive! A healthy, easy bite that, if not trimmed into spirals, could be eaten by one’s self for a proper meal. start by lightly toasting the tortillas and laying them out one at a time to build. Depending on the size of your canvas (tortilla) and avocado, spread a light layer of avocado across the top side, leaving a half inch around the edge of the tortilla. On top you’re going to build, in order: bacon, spinach, red pepper, turkey, onion, cracked pepper, and drizzle with dressing.
Beginning at one side (your left or right) begin tightly rolling the wrap and close the wrap with some additional drops of dressing. You may secure it if needed with a toothpick. Time in the fridge will help things come together, so-to-speak. After at least an hour in the fridge, you can remove and slice into pinwheels with a very sharp knife, or slice into halves and wrap in colorful napkins. This recipe serves 6-8 for apps, 4 for a meal.
You could also do a BYO (Build Your Own) wrap station at your watch party! Should you go that route, I would recommend cutting the tortillas/lavish bread into easy-to-roll strips about 4 inches wide and place all the toppings in colorful bowls–this would help accommodate all dietary needs 🙂 GAME ON!
Do you remember last season’s recipe? Find the spicy pork sliders with Toby’s Jalapeño Ranch here.