MONTVALE, N.J. -- Forget the traditional turkey sandwich for your Thanksgiving leftovers this year and create alternatives sure to please the whole family.
He offers the following sandwich suggestions.
- 3 slices leftover turkey
- 2 slices extra sharp cheddar
- ½ golden delicious apple, sliced thinly
- ¼ c chopped walnuts
- 1 c baby spinach leaves
- 1 tbsp leftover gravy
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 slices almond bread
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, mix the gravy and mayo together until evenly mixed to make a gravy mayo.
- Spread on one slice of the almond bread.
- Layer on the turkey, apple slices, cheddar, walnuts, and spinach.
- Salt and pepper to taste, and top with the second slice of bread.
- Eat as is, or panini the entire thing until the cheddar runs onto the grill surface for a delicious, warm leftover lunch.
- 2 slices leftover ham
- ½ c leftover cranberry sauce
- 1 slice pineapple
- 2 slices Monterey Jack
- 1 tbsp honey mustard
- 1 croissant
- Slice the croissant in half and spread honey mustard on each slice.
- Layer the ham, pineapple, and Monterey Jack on top of the bottom croissant slice.
- Spoon the cranberry sauce over the stack and top with the top of the croissant.
- Serve with a side salad of walnuts, arugula, cherry tomatoes and vinaigrette!
Stuffed Cranberry Grilled Cheese
- 1/2 c leftover stuffing
- 1/2 c leftover cranberry sauce
- 2 slices mozzarella
- 2 slices cheddar
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 slices Italian panella
- Preheat your panini on high.
- Spread butter on one entire side of each of the slices of panella.
- Layer the mozzarella on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread and the cheddar on the other.
- Spoon the stuffing and cranberry sauce onto the mozzarella.
- Place the bread with cheddar on top of the cranberry sauce, cheddar side down.
- Place the entire sandwich onto the panini press and press it.
- Remove when cheese has fully melted or bread has browned, whichever comes first.
- Cut in half, and have a camera ready for the beautiful pull-apart shot.