Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the perfect way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers. Melty cheese, turkey, and cranberry sauce plus a little Dijon to spice things up, this sandwich will be great for lunches.
Servings: 4 sandwiches
- 8 slices thick bread
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- 12 - 16 ounces (about one pound) sliced turkey
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (homemade or canned)
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened (to spread easily)
Gather all of your ingredients together so that you can assemble the sandwiches easily. Over medium heat, heat a large skillet or griddle.
This recipe will make four sandwiches. Spread Dijon mustard on 4 slices of the bread. Then top with two slices of provolone cheese and about a few slices of turkey. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce over the turkey and top with another slice of provolone and a final slice of bread.
Spread one side of each sandwich with a generous helping of butter. Place the sandwiches with the butter side down onto the skillet. Carefully top the sandwich with butter. Cook until golden brown on the first side, about 2 minutes, and flip to brown the other side. When both sides are browned, remove the sandwiches from the skillet and serve warm.
Great tip to use if you can't fit all four sandwiches in the skillet:</em></strong> Preheat the oven to 250. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack inside. Place the already grilled sandwiches on the rack and set in oven to keep warm.
Tips, Tricks, and FAQs
- I find it best to bring the ingredients to room temperature before grilling the sandwiches. This way the turkey and cranberry sauce will heat through while the bread is toasting.
- Homemade or canned cranberry sauce works well.
- Any kind of thick bread is great to use, we like to use my homemade Rosemary bread.
- If you prefer not to use Dijon, any mustard will be great on this sandwich.
- Change up the cheese to use your favorite.
- No leftover turkey? Use deli turkey meat.