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Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

November 24, 2017
Grilled Turkey This Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is such an easy and delicious way to use Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers
This Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is the perfect light meal after a decadent Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  Creamy and tart on the inside, toasty on the outside.  It’s worth cooking chicken for all on its own!

This Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is easy and a delicious way to use leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner

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Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich.  Well that’s a mouthful.  But really, it will be a literal mouthful if you make this sandwich, because it’s just so d@mn good that you won’t be able to stop eating it. 🙂
This sandwich is an awesome, delicious way to use up leftovers after Thanksgiving or Christmas (along with our Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (which is a perfect freezer meal, by the way!).  I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually feel like sitting down to another huge plate of turkey dinner right after the big day.  Go-to recipes like this are the perfect solution!  All the lovely flavours of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, without the discomfort of overeating.  Because, personally, I can’t have Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner without overeating.  That’s just how it is, and I accept that.
I’ve also made this sandwich many, many times outside the holidays.  I just think it’s a super delicious lunch munch.  I often don’t include the stuffing, and if you don’t have any don’t worry about it.  Sliced chicken breast or leftover turkey + cranberry sauce (which keeps in the fridge FOR-EV-ER), + cream cheese (for goodness’ sake, don’t skip the cream cheese – you only need a little bit but it is SO GOOD with the cranberry sauce and it really steps up this sandwich).
If you have a panini press it’s even easier to make this, but if not it’s still pretty simple to grill it in a frying pan.
Don’t miss the step-by-step photo instructions below the recipe!


Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich – Step-by-Step Instructions

Ingredients for Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich – Ingredients

Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread and put mayo and stuffing on the other for Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

Spread a little mayo on each slice of bread.  Top one side with stuffing (optional – but if you’re looking for a great recipe, try our Light and Fluffy Stuffing) and the other side with softened cream cheese (not optional). 🙂

Spread cranberry sauce on cream cheese and put turkey on stuffing for Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

On top of the cream cheese, spread some cranberry sauce.  On the stuffing, put some turkey or chicken.

Grill first side of Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat.  I love cast iron for cooking grilled sandwiches, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.  Amazon has one very similar to mine.  If you’re shopping from the US it’s an amazing price and from Canada it’s still not too bad.  If you’re in Canada, have a look in unexpected places.  I got mine at the Superstore and I LOVE it.
Anyway, once it’s warm, melt a bit of butter and set your sandwich on top of it.  Then butter the top half of the sandwich.  Cook it slowly, so that the middle is getting warm while the outside is slowly browning.

Flip and grill second side of Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

Then carefully flip it over and do the same thing on the other side.  Yes, you can cook a grilled cheese faster, but I think the few extra minutes is worth it for the warm gooey inside. 🙂

Grilled Turkey This Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is such an easy and delicious way to use Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers

This Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is easy and a delicious way to use leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner
Serve hot and enjoy! 🙂

 

2 Comments

  • Reply GiGi Eats November 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Turkey and CREAM CHEESE!? What an interesting combo – never would have thought to put the two together!

    • Reply Myra November 28, 2017 at 5:52 am

      I know, right!? Sounds strange, but it’s SO GOOD. It’s really more about the cream cheese and cranberry combo actually. Try it! You won’t be disappointed! 🙂

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