Copycat Turkey O’Toole

I have an amazing turkey sandwich to share with you today! It’s a copycat recipe of my favorite restaurant sandwich. It’s an oven-roasted turkey sandwich on homemade pretzel roll! Yum!


Do you guys remember a restaurant named Bennigans? If you do, you definitely remember Turkey O’Toole. If you don’t, that’s too bad, it was a nice restaurant. I actually worked there while I was going to college, me and my hubby both worked there. Out of all the restaurants where I worked, Bennigans was the best one. It was like a big family…until it started to sink and eventually went out of business. No happy ending there, just happy memories.

It really is too bad that it closed because the food was really good! I had quite a few favorites on the menu. The most popular item was Monte Cristo sandwich, for sure. I never tried it because deep fried sandwich that’s also covered in powder sugar was not something  that was appealing to me. Turkey O’Toole and Baked Potato Soup were definitely tied for second most popular and my favorites  I loved Turkey O’Toole and I’ve been craving it for the longest time.

Finally, I decided to make it. I used my Homemade Soft Pretzels recipe , without rosemary. I definitely recommend that you get oven roasted turkey from your deli when making this sandwich. The sandwich was originally served with Honey Dijon but I also like Honey Mustard for it.

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Copycat Turkey O’Toole
  • (For One Sandwich)
  • 1 Pretzel Roll (recipe above)
  • 4-6 oz Oven Roasted Deli Turkey
  • 2-3 tsp of Honey Mustard (or Honey Dijon) dressing
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese
  • 1 tsp of oil (to saute the turkey)
  1. Heat up a medium sized pan and add the oil.
  2. Rip the oven roasted turkey in pieces and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Cut the pretzel roll in half and spread the honey mustard on the bottom.
  4. Gather the turkey into one pile and top it off with cheese. Wait until the cheese is melted and add the turkey/cheese to the pretzel roll.
  5. Enjoy!!

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  1. Cindy Eikenberg says

    Oh my, this looks absolutely scrumptious! Those pretzels look incredible…I wish I had this for lunch today! Thanks for sharing, am pinning and will share on FB! Have a great Monday!

  2. says

    Hi Lyuba, I just popped over from the Live Laugh link Party as I couldn’t resist checking out your recipe. It looks so delicious! Yum!
    From Mary at Lovefoodies

  3. says

    This looks amazing! I love soft pretzels, so I am sure I would love this. It is a must try recipe. Please consider linking this up at my weekend link party at The Patriotic Pam (opened tonight!). Hope to see you there.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

  4. says

    Yum! Thanks for the idea. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Can’t believe it’s here already! My
    Homemaking Linkup is live and ready for whatever you’ve got to share. Hope you’ll stop by!


  5. says

    This is a great Copycat with fabulous flavor! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    Oh my gosh, this looks absolutely delicious! My husband would love the pretzel. Mmmm, definitely pinning, might just have to make this! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

  7. Ginny says

    I remember Bennigans! I was so sad when they went out of business. The turkey o’tool was definitely my husband and I’s favorite. We once went to their restaurant and asked if we could buy some of their pretzel rolls and they let us buy 6 packages for a very cheap price! We made them at home a lot. I also have a Bennigans cook book but sadly they didn’t have the turkey o’tool in it. Actually making them tonight and that is how I ran across your post. This time I’m using pretzel rolls I found at Publix. Also using thick cut turkey and homemade honey mustard. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing.

    • lyuba says

      I was sad when they closed too, Ginny. Even though I was leaving them because I graduated college, I still enjoyed the food. I miss their country salad so much!
      Thank you, Ginny! Hope you enjoyed your sandwiches!

  8. says

    Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my
    friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this website.

  9. Dianne says

    When we lived in Texas we ate at Bennigan’s many times, but my favorite there was the Mont Cristo sandwich. I’ll have to give this a try. :) We are living in E. Tennessee now, no Bennigan’s here.

    • lyuba says

      We don’t have any Bennigans left anymore either. I believe there are only a few franchises left. I remember Monte Christos well, they were the most popular on the menu.
      I hope you’ll give this one a try. It’s great :)


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