Perhaps it’s a good thing Thanksgiving only happens once a year. This decadent Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese sandwich with cranberry mustard might be a little over the top, but once a year, it seems . . . . reasonable, doesn’t it? The perfect way to use up all your left over turkey!
The richness of the brie is balanced by the tangy bite of the homemade cranberry mustard, and if feeling too lazy after all the holiday hubbub to actually make the cranberry mustard from scratch, there is an easy cheater version that works well too. Either way, the sandwich is pure and total comfort food.
In the coming weeks, our life will get crazy once more with all the holiday catering and events. In some ways, I almost dread this time of year, because for me it’s fraught with worries and anxieties about work. In the end, it always turns out, but still I manage to get myself all wound up about it. I want everything to be good, and perfect of course. 🙂
So this week feels like the calm before the storm. I’m trying to soak up the little moments as I can. Early mornings spent fireside. Sunlight. Brisk walks. Twinkling stars. Focusing on the good things, the amazing things really, that I normally don’t give a second thought to. Like breathing.
So here’s to breathing. To being alive today. To getting to experience one more day of this thrilling roller coaster ride with all its beauty, magic, frustration and heartache.
Cranberry mustard is easy to make. Put everything in a pot and stir. It can be preserved in jars like jam, and make nice gifts. But if you are not in the mood to make the mustard, an easy alternative is to mix cranberry relish with prepared whole grain mustard. Voila.
It tastes quite good with anything rich, meaty or gamey.
Layer the bread, turkey, brie, and a generous helping of cranberry mustard and a few leaves of thyme.
This morning, my heart feels thankful. To those who raised me, to those who have befriended me. To he who stands by my side, day in and day out, steady and faithful. To the trees for waving their long arms in the wind. To the birds who sing for the pure joy of it. To the sky for being so big and full and endless. To my cat for laying by my side, purring her loving energy into me each morning as I watch the sun slowly rise up, shining its light on my face for seven glorious minutes before slipping behind the big sycamore . . . . thank you.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard
Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard – a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Sauce!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: sandwich, thanksgiving
- Method: pan-seared
- Cuisine: American
- 4 slices whole grain or sourdough bread
- 4–8 ounces sliced turkey breast
- 4 slices of brie cheese ( or sub gruyere, swiss or other favorite! )
- 4 tablespoons cranberry mustard
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 3–4 tablespoons whole grain mustard, more to taste.
Preheat oven to 400F
Stir the cranberry sauce and mustard together.
Spread some cranberry mustard generously on all 4 slices of bread. Layer 2 slices of bread with turkey and brie, then top with the other slice.
Heat butter on medium low heat and pan-sear the sandwiches, until crispy and golden on both sides. Place on a sheet pan and finish in the oven until the cheese is melty.
Cut in half and serve with a salad.
- Calories: 650
Keywords: grilled cheese sandwich, grilled brie sandwich, leftover turkey sandwich, leftover turkey sandwich recipes, thanksgiving recipes,