So after Thanksgiving, you generally have a few leftovers to choose from.  I love grilling sandwiches as you know – my regular Sunday activity.  This sandwich combines the turkey and the cranberry.  Instead of overdoing it with the stuffing, I added some mild provolone as my melting cheese.  Note to self, Grilled Turkey Cheese & Cranberry Sauce Sandwich for next year.

turkey, cranberry, grilled, sandwich, cheese


turkey, cranberry, grilled, sandwich, cheese


  • 2 slices of Italian white bread
  • 3 slices of turkey
  • 2 pieces of provolone
  • 2 – 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp each canola oil and butter


Add the oil and butter to a skillet on medium heat.  Add the bread and cook on both sides until brown.

Bread grilled

Toasting Bread

I added a little more butter when I flipped the bread.  By cooking both sides this type of bread stays firmer.  Remove the bread from the skillet and play on a baking tray. Top with the cheese and place in an oven pre-heated at 325 degrees.  Cook for 1 – 2 minutes until the cheese melts.

Cheese melted

Melting Cheese

Remove from the oven and top with the turkey and then the cranberry.

Turkey added

Turkey Added


Cranberry added

Cranberry Added

Combine the two sides of the bread and dig in.  I actually ate mine by putting more cranberry sauce on the plate and dipping my sandwich in the sauce.

turkey, cranberry, grilled, sandwich, cheese