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turkey cranberry sandwich

★★★★★ 10
a recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

This is our version of turkey sandwiches that we like to make when we still have turkey (and other) leftovers to use up after our annual Thanksgiving feast. There is no right or wrong way to make it. Just put it all between two slices of bread and enjoy.

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If leftovers are your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal, try this turkey cranberry sandwich. It's a different way to enjoy leftover turkey. Cream cheese and cranberry sauce bring this sandwich to the next level. The tangy cranberry sauce mixes with the slightly melted cream cheese and is a tasty complement to the savory turkey. Lettuce adds a nice crunch. This sandwich is like eating a Thanksgiving meal on bread. We served it with chips, but leftover stuffing/dressing or potatoes would be great as well.

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★★★★★ 10
serves 1
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For turkey cranberry sandwich

  • 2 slice
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    cranberry sauce (I use my homemade cranberry relish)
  • 1 Tbsp
    low-fat mayonnaise (optional--I usually omit it, but most of my family prefers it)
  • 2 slice
    cooked turkey (great use of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    romaine lettuce leaf

How To Make turkey cranberry sandwich

  • Spreading cream cheese on lightly toasted white bread.
    Lightly toast both slices of bread. Spread cream cheese on both halves while the bread is still hot, so the cream cheese melts justly slightly. Add mayonnaise, if you wish.
  • Cranberry sauce spread on cream cheese.
    Spread cranberry sauce on both slices of toasted bread with cranberry sauce (or cranberry relish).
  • Turkey and romaine lettuce placed on the bread.
    Top one toasted slice with cooked turkey meat and season with salt and pepper. Then top with Romaine lettuce leaf.
  • Second slice of bread placed on top and sandwich cut diagonally.
    Place the other slice of bread over the Romaine lettuce. Cut the sandwich in half diagonally. Serve with reheated leftover Thanksgiving stuffing or reheated mashed potatoes and gravy.