Cheesy Turkey & Cranberry Melts – Turkey slices, cranberry sauce, and grated cheddar cheese are combined to make this incredibly delicious sandwich. This grilled cheese is the ULTIMATE Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers meal!
Cheesy Turkey & Cranberry Melts
Transform your Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers into the ULTIMATE grilled cheese sandwich.
This sandwich consists of turkey slices, cranberry sauce, a little Dijon mustard, and some grated cheddar cheese.
It is cooked until crispy and golden, and all the cheese has melted – perfection.
An absolute favourite in my house. It is a must-try!
Looking for more cheesy recipes? Check out our Easy Macaroni Cheese, Chicken Pasta Bake, and our Ham and Cheese Muffins.
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. You can find the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their measurements.
- Bread slices: You’ll need 8.
- Dijon mustard
- Cranberry sauce
- Cooked turkey slices
- Cheddar cheese: Grated.
- Unsalted butter: Softened to room temperature.
How to make Cheesy Turkey & Cranberry Melts
To make this sandwich, simply spread the mustard on 4 slices of bread.
Spread the cranberry sauce on the remaining slices of bread.
Top with the turkey slices and cheese, then sandwich the slices together.
Spread the outsides of the sandwiches with butter.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, and add the sandwiches. Cook until golden brown (about 4 – 5 minutes on each side), and the cheese has melted.
Slice, serve, and enjoy!
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
These Cheesy Turkey & Cranberry Melts are:
- super quick and easy to throw together
- deliciously soft and crispy
- packed FULL of flavour
- perfect for using up leftovers!
Don’t have turkey? No problem! You can use ham instead. You can even use deli-meats, making this sandwich available to make all year round!
This recipe can easily be halved to only make 2 sandwiches, if needed.
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Sunday 17th of October 2021
Oh yum! These are absolutely delicious, and the perfect way to use leftover turkey this Thanksgiving!
Elizabeth Anne Weber-Falk
Thursday 14th of October 2021
This is right up my alley. Thank you!