Turkey Brie Cranberry Panini

Posted: November 19

Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

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Leftover turkey is as universal a Thanksgiving tradition as celebrating Thanksgiving at all. Finding new ways to eat leftover turkey has yielded some delicious recipes…like this one. Turkey Brie Cranberry Panini pairs juicy turkey with elegant, creamy cheese and the crimson sweet tartness of cranberry sauce in a crispy toasted sandwich. This is a rich and classy way to make your leftovers exciting again! Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to make a Turkey Brie Cranberry Panini, so you can enjoy what looks and tastes like a fancy lunch for one with speed.


• 2 slices bread, of choice • dijon mustard, optional, to taste • 1 1/2 ounce brie cheese, thinly sliced • 2 slices leftover turkey • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce, more to taste • 6 baby spinach leaves, optional, more to taste • butter, for grilling


Step 1

On only one slice of the bread, spread out the Dijon mustard.

Step 2

Stack the brie, turkey, cranberry sauce, spinach, and another layer of brie cheese.

Step 3

Put the other slice of bread on top.

Step 4

Butter the outsides of the sandwich or heat up the butter in a nonstick skillet, griddle, or panini press until it is sizzling.

Step 5

Cook the sandwich in the hot pan/panini press, using a spatula to press it down on the sandwich, flipping halfway through so the sandwich is golden on both sides and the cheese is melted. You don’t need to pay attention to the last step if you are using a panini press.

Step 6

When the sandwich is your desired level of toasted, serve.

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