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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.
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.
Cranberry Mustard is easy to make. Put everything in a bowl and stir.
Cranberry Mustard tastes quite good with anything rich, meaty or gamey.
Layer the bread, turkey, cheese, 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 Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: sandwich, thanksgiving
- Method: pan-seared
- Cuisine: American
Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard – a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Sauce!
- 4 slices whole grain or sourdough bread
- 4–8 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
- 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,
Thanks for a great Thanksgiving leftover recipe. So good! Added mustard 1 Tbsp at a time and used only two. Melty brie elevates any grilled cheese in my book and this was so tasty with the cranberry mustard. Will definitely make again.
Awesome Lyn! Glad you enjoyed this. 🙂
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!
Glad you liked it!
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
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.
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.
Awww thanks!!! Happy holidays to you too Kristi! xoxo
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
Thanks, truly appreciate this Marjorie! xoxo
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.
Awwww thanks Marjorie!
Made this tonight for dinner with our leftovers. We LOVED it. Another excellent recipe.
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
Do you preserve this just like you do jam?
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!
Hi Sylvia, this mustard looks delicious, how long do you think this will last before it expires?
3-4 weeks ?
Wasn’t sure how to make the whole cranberries turn into a creamy sauce….?
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. 🙂
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!
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!
This sounds like a delicious spread! Yay! Glad you liked it!!
Wow this looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try cranberry mustard! What an excellent combo.
Thanks Allyson, the cranberry mustard defiantly makes it. 🙂
amazing photos, looks delicious!
Oh god this grilled cheese looks beyond delicious. I am just drooling here over that cranberry mustard especially!
Happy Thanksgiving Thalia, have a beautiful day.
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!
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!
Gorgeous, mouth watering photo! I can’t wait for my leftover turkey sandwich on Friday!
Have a happy Thanksgiving Stacey!
i like your method