Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Every year during the winter holidays we always seem to have leftover turkey.  The reason is because we always have at least a 20 pound bird for Thanksgiving and sometimes we may even cook another turkey for Christmas dinner.  So, in the grand scheme of things, that’s a lot of turkey!  That’s when I have to get creative with the leftovers.  I make soups, stews, enchiladas, and even turkey lasagna.

One of my favorite ways of preparing leftover turkey is a turkey sandwich.  I got my idea from a local deli in town that offers Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches on their menu.  Whenever I stop there for lunch, that’s the sandwich that I generally like to order.  The turkey cranberry sandwich is piled high with fresh sliced turkey, tangy cranberry relish, and melt in your mouth cream cheese.  My version of the Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a bit different for I like to use blueberry bread instead of white bread.  If you can’t find blueberry bread just keep in mind that it also tastes great on raisin bread.  So, the next time you happen to have leftover turkey, make this sandwich.  You’ll be glad that you did!  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients ***

  • 1/4 pound sliced turkey (no bones)
  • 2 Tbs cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs cranberry relish
  • 2 slices of bread (I used blueberry bread)

On one slice of bread, pile on your turkey. Add the cream cheese and then the cranberry relish.  Top with remaining bread, slice in half and serve.  Makes one delicious sandwich!

*** Note:  ingredient amounts are an approximation.

24 thoughts on “Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

  1. hannah

    Excellent idea putting cream cheese on there! In Duluth, we have a bakery that makes a stuffing flavored bread so we can make turkey and cranberry sandwiches with it. :)

  2. rsmacaalay

    Sandwich will always be there in the list of leftover meats, love it pair it with some good dressing then it will surely be a very satisfying meal

  3. Bystander

    We always looked forward to the leftover turkey for sandwiches. Ours were made up of sliced, cold turkey, cranberry sauce and thinly sliced cold stuffing. Some liked mayo and others mustard – though we never thought of cream cheese! After years of experimenting, we decided rye bread was the winner for this sandwich.

    1. Tessa

      Goose is one of my favorites at the holidays. The rest of my family are not too fond of it so it’s rare that I get to enjoy it anymore. Thank you Mad Dog!

        1. Tessa

          I’ve only purchased goose once in my life. I’m used to preparing wild Canada Goose. So delicious! If I would purchase a goose here in town, it would not be local and it would set me back about 50 bucks.

  4. mjskit

    Turkey Cranberry sandwiches are my husband’s favorite Thanksgiving leftover meal!!! I do his a little different, but I’m going to remember yours for the next holiday because I think he’ll love the cream cheese! The use of the blueberry bread also sounds quite interesting but I’ve never seen it in my neck of the woods. :) Great sandwich!

  5. Jennifer Laceda (@jenlaceda)

    Just yesterday, I made a cream cheese sandwich for my daughter, and I added sliced turkey breast in it. My husband laughed because he thought it funny that I would combine both ingredients! Well…seems like I’m not the only one with this idea!!! Glad to know someone else thought of combining these two elements. After all, they taste good together. Especially with that cranberry relish…MMMMMM….

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