This is the best turkey wrap recipe made with spreadable cream cheese, deli-sliced turkey, fresh and crunchy lettuce and cucumbers, and creamy avocado. These healthy wraps are perfect for light lunches or easy dinners!
Why you’ll love it: These turkey wraps are simple, healthy, and quick to make, perfect for last-minute meals and easy meal prep.
How long it takes: Have these easy turkey wraps rolled and ready in just 5 minutes.
Equipment you’ll need: just your hands, and a grill (or skillet) for toasting if you’d like.
Servings: 1 wrap
The Best Turkey Wrap Sandwich
These turkey wraps are one of my favorite quick, easy, and healthy meals! This recipe is so simple, yet SO good.
The key to a good wrap is hitting the right balance of flavors and textures. I make this one with conveniently sliced deli turkey, crunchy cucumber, lettuce, creamy avocado and tangy cream cheese. It’s my go-to lunch on busy weekdays.
From these flavorful veggie wraps to chicken lettuce wraps, I’ll never run out of ways to roll up my favorite ingredients. You can even toast these turkey wraps lightly in a panini press so that the outside gets nice and crisp. Don’t forget to check out more serving suggestions later on in the post!
Why You’ll Love This Wrap Recipe
Lunches and light meals become super easy once you have a go-to wrap recipe! I’ll never get bored of making this fresh and healthy sandwich wrap. Here’s what makes this the best turkey wrap:
- Healthy. Protein, veggies, healthy fats: this easy turkey wrap sandwich has all the components of a tasty, good-for-you lunch or dinner that you can make in minutes.
- Easy. It doesn’t get more simple than adding meat and toppings to a flour tortilla, then rolling everything up. I include tips on how to roll the perfect wrap, too!
- Versatile. This turkey wrap is really more of an idea than a recipe, and you can change up the ingredients to suit. More meat? Go for it. Vegetarian? Sure. Want it warm? Throw it in a panini press. There are loads of ways to run with it.
Ingredients You’ll Need
There’s really no wrong way to make a turkey wrap. Below is a quick overview of what I put in mine, but you can make yours any way that you’d like! Refer to the recipe card for the full recipe details.
- Tortilla – I use a whole wheat tortilla, but you can use a regular flour tortilla if you prefer. I recommend using a large, soft flour tortilla so that you have enough room for the fillings.
- Cream Cheese – For extra flavor, I like to use chive and onion cream cheese spread.
- Turkey – Deli turkey works great, or you can use diced or shredded leftover turkey.
- Cucumber – For freshness and crunch. Make sure your veggies are thinly sliced.
- Lettuce – Use your choice of red or green leaf lettuce or any shredded lettuce you prefer.
- Avocado – Ripe avocado brings delicious flavor, creaminess, and healthy fats to this easy wrap recipe.
How to Make A Turkey Wrap
Gather your ingredients, and let’s make the ultimate healthy turkey wrap!
- First, spread cream cheese over the tortilla, leaving about one inch around the edges (see photo).
- Layer the sliced turkey and vegetables in a line down the middle of the wrap.
- Roll the tortilla up tightly. See below for tips on how to roll a perfect turkey wrap.
Afterward, you can lightly toast or grill your turkey wrap in a skillet, or use a panini press if you have one to get the outside crispy and golden. Or, go ahead and dig in as is!
Tricks for Rolling a Perfect Wrap
A properly rolled sandwich wrap is easier to eat and way less messy. Here’s my go-to method for wrapping a wrap:
- Make sure to not overfill the wrap. Too many ingredients can cause the tortilla to split. Aim to fill no more than 1/3 of the wrap with ingredients. If you’re extra hungry, make two!
- Warm the tortilla. If your tortillas are a little stiff, they’ll be harder to roll and fold. To make your tortilla more malleable, zap it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up a bit.
- Fold in the sides of the tortilla first, until they almost touch. This will keep the ingredients from falling out. Bring the bottom flap up over the sides, and continue to roll, keeping the tortilla tight around the filling. After, use a sharp knife to cut the wrap into two halves before serving.
- Secure the wrap with a toothpick. This is optional, but if you’re storing the wraps in the fridge it does help to ensure that they don’t unravel.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing this healthy turkey wrap recipe. I’ve included some suggested variations below, and I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!
- Hummus – Spread hummus over the tortilla in place of cream cheese. Try making your own homemade hummus, or go with a flavored hummus, like roasted red pepper.
- Vegetarian – To make a vegetarian wrap, swap out the turkey slices for this black bean dip that doubles as a spread. You can also fill your wrap with crispy roasted chickpeas instead.
- Cheese – Layer in sliced or shredded cheddar, provolone, or Swiss cheese.
- More Veggies – Fill your turkey wrap with more vegetables like sliced bell peppers, shredded carrots, or sliced onion. Soaking the onions briefly in ice water will remove some of the strong flavors. Pickled red onions are another great addition!
- Different Protein – Trade out the deli turkey for leftover turkey (these wraps are a great light lunch after Thanksgiving!), leftover roast chicken, or a rotisserie chicken from the store. You can also use any other protein you prefer: ham, roast beef, salami, bologna, etc.
- Bacon – Add crispy baked bacon into your turkey wrap for some extra salty crunch.
- Flatbread – For a thicker wrap, make this recipe with homemade flatbread instead.
What Goes with Turkey Wraps?
Turkey wraps make a healthy, light meal to enjoy for lunch or dinner. These wraps are perfect to serve with nourishing sides like fresh spinach salad or kale salad, or with a hearty bowl of vegetable soup. Another favorite is easy microwave mac and cheese, similar to Easy Mac but so much better.
I love preparing these turkey wraps for picnics, and they make a great school or work lunch wrapped in wax paper or plastic wrap. Enjoy them with other healthy snacks like homemade zucchini chips or fresh veggies dipped in jalapeño ranch dip. Try patriotic fruit kabobs with vanilla bean yogurt dip.
Can Wraps Be Prepared In Advance?
Homemade turkey wraps are perfect for lunches and meal prep. Roll your sandwiches and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or wax paper, or keep them airtight to store in the fridge for up to 3 days. The tortilla may soften slightly, but they’ll be ready to grab and go!
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- 1 whole wheat tortilla
- 2 tablespoons chive and onion cream cheese spread
- 3 slices deli turkey
- 6 slices cucumber (very thinly sliced)
- 1 leaf red or green leaf lettuce, or shredded lettuce
- ½ ripe avocado, sliced
- Spread the tortilla with cream cheese, leaving a 1-inch border. Arrange turkey and vegetables down the middle of the wrap. Roll up, and secure with a toothpick (optional).
- If desired, grill the wrap briefly in a skillet, pressing down lightly. A panini press or George Foreman grill can be used, too. Grill until the tortilla is golden brown and crisp.
- Refer to the post for wrap variation ideas.
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