Homemade uncrustables are easy to make with canned biscuits and sandwich fillings. This version combines turkey with bacon and cheese. They are easy to make and can be made ahead and reheated for easy lunches or snacks.
Making homemade uncrustables are easy, and they are much better than the store-bought kind. The store-bought ones are basically two pieces of round bread (with no crust) sealed with a filling inside.
You can create a similar sandwich at home with canned biscuits and fillings. I prefer the homemade ones because we cook them on a waffle iron, so you get a warm sandwich with a crispy outside. The texture is different than the premade ones and so much better.
- Pillsbury Grands (the non-flaky kind)
- Sliced turkey
- Chopped cooked bacon
- Grated mozzarella cheese
- Mashed avocado
How to Make Uncrustables
Slice each biscuit dough round in half, so you have 16 pieces.
Take one piece and gently shape the dough into a circle. Be careful not to tear the dough. Top it with some turkey, chopped bacon, and cheese.
Place another piece of dough on top and pinch the bottom and top piece to seal. Repeat this process with the rest of the dough and fillings, so you have eight uncrustables.
Preheat the waffle maker. Cook them for about one to three minutes or until they are golden. How many you can cook at a time will depend on how big your waffle maker is. You can also use a panini maker to cook your sandwiches.
Once cooked, top them with some mashed avocado and serve.
Uncrustable Flavors and Variations
There are really endless ways to customize these based on what you like. Any kind of sandwich you like can be made into an uncrustable. Here are some ideas:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Ham and cheese
- Pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomato sauce
- Roast beef and cheese
You can also make sweet versions with a Nutella filling or peanut butter and honey.
Can you make them ahead?
Yes, you can assemble and cook them ahead. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can warm them up in the microwave or toast them if you want to crisp them up.
Can you freeze homemade uncrustables?
Yes, you can freeze them for up to three months. Keep them wrapped and then thaw them in the refrigerator before warming them up.
Do uncrustables need to be refrigerated?
If you don’t plan to serve them right away, keep them in an airtight container (or wrapped) in the refrigerator.
Are uncrustables healthy?
It depends on the kinds of fillings you use. You can make them as healthy as you like depending on what you use. Sandwiches can get boring so making these uncrustable is an easy way to switch it up. Once you know how to make them, you can try all kinds of fillings and never have the same one twice. Enjoy!
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Homemade Uncrustables Recipe
- 1 can of biscuits we used Pillsbury Grands non flakey
- ½ pound turkey portioned into 8 portions
- 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
- 1 avocado mashed
- Open the can of biscuits and cut each one in half. This will give you 8 top and 8 bottom pieces. Using your fingers, gently press the biscuit dough outwards forming a small circle (don’t press too hard or it will tear). On the bottom side place 1/8th of the turkey, then sprinkle with bacon and top with mozzarella cheese. Place the top piece over the cheese and pinch the bottom piece and top piece together sealing in the filling.
- Pre heat waffle maker. It depends how big your waffle maker is but I have a fairly small round one and made one sandwich at a time. You may be able to do more. I placed one in the middle of the waffle maker and cooked for 1-3 minutes until golden brown but not burned. After your first one you will have a good idea how long it will take. Repeat for the other 7.
- Let cool for a few minutes and then serve. You can put these in the fridge (up to 3 days)and microwave them for a short time or toast them to keep the crunch. You can freeze them as well for up to a month.
- You can use many other fillings for these uncrustables. Peanut butter and Jelly is popular, or you can use any of your favorite pizza fillings. This list is endless.
- If you have a panini maker with the waffle plates you can probably cook 2 or 3 at a time to speed up the cooking.
Homemade Uncrustables are the fun lunch sandwich you never knew you needed! They are easy to make and can be made ahead and reheated for easy lunches or snacks.
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