Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – this grilled cheese is the delicious answer of what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers! Full of Thanksgiving flavors and plenty of brie cheese, you may just end up loving your leftovers more than ever!
I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! This year, I am thankful for my loving family and friends, and the support everyone has provided me as I continue my blogging journey. What are you thankful for? Leave a comment and let me know!
How did you celebrate this year? We kept it pretty low-key, having a quiet dinner at my mom’s place on Sunday. I love the Thanksgiving dinner my mother makes, her turkey and especially her gravy are the best I’ve ever had! Some of you may be surprised I’ve never cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner myself (hers is already perfect!), in fact I’ve only roasted a turkey once ever before. One day maybe though I will host… Instead, this year I helped out by making the mashed potatoes and the whipped cream for the pumpkin pie.
One big question after Thanksgiving is what to do with all the leftovers. This sandwich is my favourite way to use up leftover turkey and cranberry sauce, and I look forward to making it every year! It still has the classic flavour of a Thanksgiving meal but includes lots of gooey brie cheese. Can you ever go wrong with brie cheese? (The answer is no.)
You know what else I love about this sandwich? How quickly it comes together. I still feel like I am in a turkey coma, so anything that’s practically effortless for today’s meals is perfect for me.
Now let’s go enjoy this sandwich!
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Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 slices thick, sturdy bread (italian ciabatta, sourdough, etc)
- 4 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 100g brie cheese , cut into slices
- 8 oz turkey breast
- 1 tbsp butter
- Spread butter on one side of each of the pieces of bread. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and put two slices of bread butter side down in the skillet. Add half of the cranberry sauce, brie cheese and turkey. Spread the remaining cranberry sauce on the other pieces of bread and place it cranberry sauce side down to top off the sandwiches.
- Cook for a few minutes, pressing down on sandwiches to gently flatten them. You can do this using a spatula, or even better another heavy skillet. Alternatively, if you have a panini press you could also cook the sandwiches on this. Carefully flip the sandwiches and cook another minute or two until bread is golden brown. Remove from skillet and serve immediately.