Hi, friends.

I’m back with another delicious and super easy toast recipe! With Memorial Day and the 4th of July, summer is the perfect time to salute the armed forces. I come from a long line of family members who have served in the American military, stretching way back to my great-grandfather. When brainstorming recipe ideas for this Toastimonial, my father suggested doing “Stuff on Toast” (better known as “S&%@ on Toast” or “SOS” from members of the service), a popular dish served when he was in the Air Force. Father explained that it is a classic country gravy with chipped corn beef over warm buttered toast.

Momma Crawford and I began brainstorming ways to tweak and put our own culinary spin on this classic dish. Momma C suggested using rye flour as the basis for the roux. Adding the rye flour brought this rich earthiness to the gravy, developing a deep, complex flavor. We also decided to use sliced deli turkey in substitution for corned beef. The flavor from the turkey married beautifully with the richness of the savory gravy. Then we smothered pieces of perfectly toasted Aunt Millie’s 80 Calorie Multigrain bread and it was incredible. Every element of the dish complemented the other, and the best part is, it took less than 15 minutes to put together. This dish is a simple breakfast or brunch item that can be enjoyed by all!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons rye flour
  • 1 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 10 slices turkey breast, chopped 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices Aunt Millie’s 80 Calorie Multigrain bread, toasted


In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the rye flour and cook down for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook over medium heat until the gravy begins to thicken. Stir in the chopped turkey and set the heat to low. Salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the turkey gravy mixture over the toasted pieces of bread. Top with fresh parsley and serve immediately. Serves 2. 



Serving size: two slices

  • Calories: 427.5 kcal
  • Fat: 15.55 g
  • Saturated fat: 8.05 g
  • Sodium: 1558 mg
  • Carbs: 51.05 g
  • Sugar: 13.95 g
  • Fiber: 12.95 g
  • Protein: 30.6 g

Nathaniel Crawford is a college student (studying Hospitality Management), amateur recipe developer, budding photographer, learned culinary writer, and a person who stutters. For more of his recipes, check out Terminatetor Kitchen.