Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mostarda – a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Sauce! 
Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

Perhaps it’s a good thing Thanksgiving only happens once a year.  This decadent Turkey 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 leftover turkey!

To make the Cranberry Mostarda, simply mix cranberry sauce with whole grain mustard! It’s delicious!

Pure and total comfort food.

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving
Use what cheese you have on hand. I happened to have brie, but any meltable cheese you like will taste good here. White cheddar, gruyere, mozzarella,  swiss, etc.
Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving

On the homefront: 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 get to experience one more day of this thrilling roller coaster ride with all its beauty, magic, frustration and heartache.

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving

Cranberry Mustard is easy to make. Put everything in a bowl and stir.

And Voila!

Cranberry Mustard tastes quite good with anything rich, meaty or gamey.

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving

Layer the bread, turkey, cheese, and a generous helping of cranberry mustard and a few leaves of thyme.

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard - a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and your Cranberry Sauce! #turkeysandwich #grilledcheese #brie #cranberry #thanksgiving
Pan-sear in a skillet on each side in a mixture of butter and oil, until perfectly golden.
TIP:  Finish the sandwich in a warm oven until the brie is melty.
Cut and serve with a green salad.
This is a nice one to share. 🙂
Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard | www.feastingathome.com

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!
-xo
Sylvia

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Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: sandwich, thanksgiving
  • Method: pan-seared
  • Cuisine: American

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Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard – a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Sauce!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 slices whole grain or sourdough bread
  • 48 ounces sliced turkey breast
  • 4 slices of cheese ( brie, white cheddar,  gruyere, swiss or any other meltable favorite! )
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cranberry Mustard:


Instructions

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.



Nutrition

  • Calories: 650

Keywords: grilled cheese sandwich, grilled brie sandwich, leftover turkey sandwich, leftover turkey sandwich recipes, thanksgiving recipes,

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I tried this yesterday and was astounded at how good it was. My cranberry sauce was the kind with oranges in it, so I tasted the cranberry mustard before committing it to the sandwiches. I loved it. My husband loved it. I keep cranberries on hand all year round, so we won’t have to wait till next Thanksgiving to have this again!

  2. This sandwich is a winner, and I certainly won’t wait for Thanksgiving leftovers to make it again. Teen son loved it to. We both agreed I could have upped the mustard a little (did not follow proportions of recipe, just winged it). thanks

  3. Very good result! Only change I would make is to grill the sandwich until the cheese melts in a covered pan on the range. Works for me because I make only one or two sandwiches at a time.

  4. Every dish you share is incredibly delicious!! So appreciate your heartfelt thoughts you share as well♥️ Happy holidays to you and yours dear friend. Cheers 🥂 Kristi B.

  5. The photo alone is mouth watering. Thank you for the gift of you. Your heartfelt writings, and gorgeous, delicious, healthy recipes are a joy! All the best to you all on your journey south. And may you enjoy all the beauty and goodness of this holiday season. (with no so much stress) And Breathe. Many thanks, Marjorie Joy

  6. Can’t wait to try this mouth watering grilled cheese sandwich. I think our grandchildren might just love it!! Simply without the turkey! Thank you Sylvia. What a delight you are!!! And all the loving messages you post bring peace and goodness. Thank you.

  7. It is 430 am in Australia as I am reading this. Now I am hungry and no Brie cheese in the house and the stores don’t open till 8 am. Looks absolutely mouthwatering thank you for sharing your trip

  8. gorgeous leftovers, maybe the best leftover photographs that I’ve ever seen! This was linked in a recent post on foodiecrush featuring leftovers, absolutely delicious, thank you for this leftover recipe!

    1. Hi Rachel….the cranberries are turned into a flavorful mustard. The creaminess is from melty brie. Together, it’s pretty delicious. You could just mix cranberry sauce and whole grain mustard to get the same effect. 🙂

      1. Thanks for the fast reply! I did try making it and I crushed the cranberries manually with a slotted spoon while they were cooking. The end result seemed okay except my husband said it was bitter so we are letting it sit in the fridge overnight in hopes that it just needed more time to settle. I hope it’s no longer bitter now and/or doesn’t require more sugar!

  9. Delicious! I made about 1/4 of the recipe for a party – the spread was roasted garlic + pumpkin hummus, raw and roasted vegetables, and some pickles. It was perfect! Everyone loved it. I’ll definitely be making it again, at full scale, for my next holiday bash and to keep as a staple at home. Thanks again – it’s a keeper in my household!

  10. Oh god this grilled cheese looks beyond delicious. I am just drooling here over that cranberry mustard especially!

  11. Yeah, it is very very very good that Thanksgiving only comes once a year if you actually eat a sandwich like this. It is decadent!!! Talk about wanting to bite the screen. But what I really liked about the post was how grateful you are for the everything things we take for grant it. Hugs and gobble gobble—that’s turkey talk for Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks Carol. Yes, its a good day when you can get to the place of gratitude. Hugs to you to you as well. Happy Thanksgiving!