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leftover essentials:cheesy french-bread turkey dip

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Thanksgiving is in your rearview mirror, and you’re left with a bunch of leftovers. So, what do you do? How about easy/peasy turkey morsels with some gravy for dipping. I thought I would make this French Bread Sammie, using leftovers. Actually, this is my day-after-Thanksgiving go-to recipe for lunch or a light dinner. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 4 - 5
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For leftover essentials:cheesy french-bread turkey dip

  • 1 lg
    french loaf, freshly baked, if possible
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 lb
    turkey, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    cranberry sauce
  • 1 c
    gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 3-4 slice
  • gravy, for dipping

How To Make leftover essentials:cheesy french-bread turkey dip

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather Your Ingredients.
  • 3
    Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  • 4
    Cut the French loaf in half, and scoop out the center, to make a boat.
  • 5
    Line the bottom of the bread with the provolone.
  • 6
    Brush with the cranberry sauce.
  • 7
    Add the chopped turkey.
  • 8
    Season with some salt & pepper.
  • 9
    Add the shredded Gruyere to the top.
  • 10
    Place in the preheated oven, and bake until the cheese gets nice and bubbly.
  • 11
  • 12
    Thickly slice and serve with the warm gravy. Enjoy
  • 13
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.