(Leftover) Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich

December 4, 2014

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich on Sourdough Bread
Turkey and cranberry sandwiches have not always been high on my list of favorite foods.  In fact up until about five years ago, I didn’t even like cranberry sauce at all!  But every year I’d try just a little taste of my mother’s homemade version until one day it just happened.   Finally, I realized what everyone else already knew:  cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to roast turkey! 
From the moment I became enlightened, I couldn’t stop thinking of ways to pair the two, and quickly imagined how yummy a turkey sandwich would taste on fresh Sourdough bread with slivers of fresh red onions and this gorgeous Cranberry Raspberry Sauce on top.  This sandwich helps you to make the most of Thanksgiving leftovers and is arguably the easiest and perhaps most satisfying way to use up turkey leftovers after the big meal.
Paired with tart Granny Smith apples and thin sliced cheddar cheese, it makes a perfect lunch for the busy holiday season.

Recipe for Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich on Sourdough Bread


  • 2 slices sourdough bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Red onion, cut into thin slivers
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Cranberry-Raspberry Sauce


  • Arugula
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced tomatoes


1.  Spread mayonnaise on one slice of the bread and cranberry sauce on the other.

2.  Add sandwich ingredients/optional ingredients in the following order, omitting or   substituting however you prefer:  Mayonnaise, red onion, turkey and sliced bread with cranberry sauce.

3.  Serve with sliced apples and aged cheddar cheese.


Kelley @ Chef Savvy said...

I just had one of these today! We made a thanksgiving dinner for Christmas eve and I have been savoring the leftovers. Loved it!

Elizabeth Obsesses said...

Kelley - that's great to hear! I love making a big turkey and enjoying the "leftover makeovers" all different ways, but nothing beats a fresh turkey sandwich!

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