Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Panini

I'm linking up with First Grade and Fabulous for a Holiday Recipe Linky Party.  

Thanksgiving Turkey Panini

When turkey dinner is over, do you find yourself asking, "What should I do with all these leftovers?"  Voila!  Turkey Panini-Thanksgiving Style. 

I am actually looking forward to the panini more than the turkey dinner itself. :) It's a family favorite, inspired by a William Sonoma recipe.

1/2 cup turkey gravy (warmed)
8 slices bread, 1/2 inch thick (I use sour dough, sweet batard, or whatever is in the pantry)
Butter for brushing
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
4 slices provolone cheese
Roast turkey meat
1 1/3 cups cooked stuffing

In a small saucepan, warm the turkey gravy and reserve for later.  Brush one side of each bread slice with butter.  Place four slices, buttered side down, on a clean work surface.  Spread 1 Tbs. cranberry sauce on each slice. Place one slice of cheese on each of four bread slices.  Top with the turkey and stuffing, dividing evenly.  Cover each with one of the remaining bread slices, buttered side up.

Place two sandwiches on a panini press or George Foreman grill.  Close the lid and cook until the bread is golden brown and crisp and the cheese is melted.  Repeat with the remaining two sandwiches.  Carefully open the sandwiches and spoon on the warm gravy.  Close the sandwiches, cut in half and serve immediately.  Enjoy!


  1. My friend was telling me of a turkey, cranberry, and stuffing sandwich. I wasn't too sure, but it does look tasty! I will have to try it. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  2. Gwen,
    It sounds like an unusual combination, for sure. But it is really good!
    Happy Thanks giving to you and yours!
    :) Wendy

  3. This sounds really good. Thanks for linking up!

    First Grade and Fabulous