The best use for leftover turkey! This easy turkey cranberry sandwich is buttery delicious and a great lunch or dinner after the holidays! You’ll love this simple sandwich with a touch of tart cranberry and creamy provolone cheese.
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First of all, let me start by saying if you haven’t tried making your own cranberry sauce, I highly recommend it! I don’t hate the canned cranberry sauce but you’ll really notice the difference with a homemade one. I usually always make my own to go with a roast turkey and this time I made a really big batch and froze some in small portions in the freezer. I’ve been stirring it into yogurt, oatmeal, everything! It’s so good!
Anyway, the reason I am going on about cranberry sauce is because it is SO GOOD in a turkey sandwich! That leftover turkey we all love is perfect with leftover cranberry sauce and cheese in an ooey gooey toasted sandwich.
How do you make this turkey cranberry sandwich?
This sandwich is so simple! You’ll need the following:
- leftover oven roasted turkey breast
- cranberry sauce
- provolone cheese
- sourdough bread
- unsalted butter
- chopped walnuts
1. When you’re ready to make the sandwich, start by slathering one side of two different pieces of sourdough bread with mayo. Add a few tablespoons of cranberry sauce to one of the slices of bread, followed by the chopped walnuts.
2. On top of the walnuts, add the leftover turkey breast. Place two slices of provolone cheese on top of the turkey, followed by the second piece of bread.
3. Spread 1 tablespoon of the softened butter on top of the sandwich. Place the buttered side down on to a frying pan on the stove, heated over medium heat. Use the remaining butter to butter the other side of the sandwich.
4. Place a lid on the frying pan and turn the heat to low. Cook the sandwich for 4-5 minutes on one side, before carefully flipping the sandwich and cooking it on the other side for another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Now slice the sandwich in half and enjoy!
Do you have to use sourdough bread for this sandwich?
Absolutely not, but it really does taste great with the creamy provolone and tart cranberry sauce! I’ve also made this sandwich with a multigrain bread. You would probably have great luck my beer bread too!
If you’re using a bread that is smaller in size than the sourdough pictured here, just adjust the amount of ingredients you use accordingly.
Can you double the recipe to feed more?
This sandwich recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or more to feed a crowd! It’s actually a great easy lunch or dinner for the family. The recipe card below does the adjusting for you if you click the 2x or 3x.
What do you serve this turkey cranberry sandwich with?
If you have any leftover salad from the holidays, this sandwich will go great with that. If you’d like to make your own side or salad to go along, I highly recommend:
- roasted butternut squash and cranberry salad
- sauteed shredded brussels sprouts
- healthy cabbage salad
Some of my other favorite sandwiches from the blog:Print
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
The best use for leftover turkey! This easy turkey cranberry sandwich is buttery delicious and a great lunch or dinner after the holidays!
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 2 slices provolone cheese
- 100 grams oven roasted turkey breast
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- On a large cutting board, place both slices of bread down and spread the mayonnaise across both slices of bread. Next, on one piece of bread, spread the cranberry sauce, then add the cheese slices.
- Place the oven roasted turkey breast in a single layer on top of the cheese, then sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top. Place the other piece of bread, mayo side down, on top of the walnuts.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spread 1 tbsp of butter on the top of the sandwich, then place the buttered side down on to the pan. Use the remaining butter to butter the other side of the sandwich.
- Place a lid on the frying pan and turn the heat to low. Cook the sandwich for 4-5 minutes on one side, before carefully flipping the sandwich and cooking it on the other side for another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove the sandwich to a plate and enjoy!
If you have extra sandwich, you can store it in the fridge, in an airtight container for 1-2 days. It tastes great cold too!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: sandwiches
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: turkey cranberry sandwich
I’m a huge fan of sweet and savoury, so this sandwich is totally right up my alley – it looks terrific! An additional star goes to you for the walnuts; that’s a nice crunchy touch!
That cranberry sauce and cheese with definitely give a boring turkey slice a nice touch, definitely would love to make this one.