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Leftover Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Easy to make and loaded with flavour, this delicious grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 668kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2

Equipment

  • Baking Tray/Pan (for cooking bacon)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board (for dicing turkey/brie)
  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Spatula/Turner

Ingredients

  • 8 small/medium slices of Bread
  • 10oz / 300g Leftover Turkey, sliced (or as needed)
  • 8 slices of Bacon, cooked to preference
  • 1x 9oz/250g block of Brie, sliced into strips
  • 4 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
  • Butter, as needed

Instructions

  • Spread one side of each of the slices of bread with butter. Flip half of them so they're butter-side-down and spread with cranberry sauce. Top with turkey, then bacon, then brie. Add the other slice of bread on top butter-side-up.
  • Add to a non-stick pan (2 at a time) over medium heat and fry both sides until golden, with the brie starting to leak out.
  • Slice in half and enjoy!

Quick Demo

Notes

a) Turkey - You can use sliced/shaved or diced turkey, won't make a huge different. I usually have breast leftover, but I imagine other cuts of turkey will work just as well.
b) Can I sub Chicken? - I've tried this combo with rotisserie chicken and it works just as well! So if you have that leftover then go for it.
c) Can I use a different Cheese? - Brie works incredibly well here because it's creaminess balances out the sweet/tart flavours of the cranberry sauce and the saltiness of the bacon. It's also usually what I've got on hand after Thanksgiving/Christmas leftover from a cheeseboard. Having said that, you can experiment with other cheeses if you fancy.
d) Calories - assuming 2 tbsp butter total. Calories per sandwich:

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Nutrition Facts
Leftover Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 406
% Daily Value*
Fat 45.06g69%
Saturated Fat 13.649g85%
Trans Fat 0.011g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.574g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.785g
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 1721mg75%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 32.67g11%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 12.37g14%
Protein 32.86g66%
Vitamin A 502IU10%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 3.65mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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