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Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}

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Cranberry Turkey Melt is a great Thanksgiving essentials melt sandwich. This cranberry turkey sandwich is grilled up like a grilled cheese sandwich. You will love how easy it is to make this gourmet turkey melt!

Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}

Melt sandwich

What is a melt sandwich? A melt sandwich is a grilled cheese but with a filling like meat or vegetables. The most famous melt sandwich is the Frisco melt at Steak n Shake.

What if you could make a turkey melt that has the thanksgiving essentials? It would be like Thanksgiving in every bite! Plus because it is a turkey melt, this sandwich would be easy to make. 

Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}

Thanksgiving essentials

There are many Thanksgiving essentials you could use to make this turkey melt like:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Yams
  • Turkey
  • Cranberries

To put all those Thanksgiving essentials on a sandwich may not be the best idea. So let’s concentrate on cranberries, stuffing, and turkey for this turkey melt sandwich.

Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}

Cranberry turkey sandwich

I need to bring the Thanksgiving out in this cranberry turkey sandwich. The sliced turkey is easy but what cheese would be good on a cranberry turkey sandwich?

Swiss cheese! The flavor is perfect when melted and would complement turkey and cranberries very well. How do I get stuffing into this cranberry turkey sandwich?

 

Stuffing is bread, and you need bread in order to have a melt sandwich. So I need something that has herbs and would taste good on a swiss cheese cranberry turkey sandwich.

Herb mayonnaise was the answer. When I was at the store I saw an herb mayonnaise and realized that would be good for the stuffing portion of the thanksgiving essentials of this turkey melt.

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Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}

Cranberry Turkey Melt
Yield: 1 sandwich

Cranberry Turkey Melt

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Cranberry Turkey Melt is a great Thanksgiving essentials melt sandwich. This cranberry turkey sandwich is grilled up like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of thick bread
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 slices of sliced turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon herb mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. On one side of each slice of bread, smear a little bit of soft butter.
  2. On one slice of bread, spread on the non-butter side, the cranberry sauce.
  3. On the other slice of bread, spread the herb mayonnaise on its non-butter side.
  4. Next, melt the tablespoon of butter in a skillet.
  5. Place the butter side down of cranberry slice of bread into the skillet.
  6. Place a slice of swiss cheese, the turkey, another slice of cheese, and finally, top with mayo side down on the sandwich.
  7. Press the sandwich down and let the sandwich cook for about a minute.
  8. Flip the sandwich, pressing down, and cook an additional minute. Making sure the cheese is melted.
  9. Take off the heat and ENJOY!

Notes

You can use a panini press to make this sandwich instead of frying in butter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 782Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 2105mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 39g

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