Turkey Panini With Cranberry Dressing


After the ball – when it’s quiet again – and you would like another taste of the turkey – try this sandwich!

Thanks to its use of leftover turkey, stuffing, gravy, AND cranberries, this pressed sandwich is the king of post-Thanksgiving dishes.

A delicious way to revisit Thanksgiving dinner on a bun.

Turkey Panini With Cranberry Dressing


4 slices of day-old bread, like ciabatta
12 tablespoons of gelatinous cold gravy
10 slices cooked turkey breast, sliced
1⁄2 cup turkey stuffing
12 tablespoons cranberry sauce
kosher salt
ground black pepper
6 sage leaves, chopped fine
4 tablespoons butter, softened


Spread two slices of bread with a thin layer of cold gravy.

Layer the sandwiches with slices of turkey, stuffing, more gravy, and cranberry sauce, to taste.

Season with salt & pepper and top with chopped sage leaves.

Spread a thick layer of cranberry sauce on the other slices of bread.

Butter sides of the sandwich, on the outside; then toast on a preheated sandwich grill, a cast-iron skillet, or non-stick frying pan, pressing firmly on each side until golden brown.


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Recipe based on one by Manami
Photo by PaulaG