Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Leftover Turkey and Gruyère Panini Recipe

Leftover Turkey and Gruyère Panini Recipe

This sandwich has quickly become one of my favorites! Leftover turkey and cranberry sauce are combined with Gruyère cheese, a little Dijon mustard and some orange marmalade for an out-of-this-world-good combo. The panini is tangy, sweet, and cheesy – guaranteed to excite even the leftover haters. I baked a loaf of pumpkin yeast bread recently and used it to make these sandwiches but it’d be equally as good with whatever bread you have hanging around in your house.

By Tracey

Leftover Turkey and Gruyère Panini

adapted from The Pioneer Woman

(Note: Obviously if you have a panini press, you can use it. I don’t, and find a grill pan and a heavy skillet work just as well and those are the instructions I’m including below.)


  • 4 slices pumpkin yeast bread (or whatever you have around)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4-1 cup shredded turkey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 thick slices Gruyère cheese


Spread one side of each slice of bread with some of the softened butter. Lay the slices of bread on your work surface, butter side down. Spread the orange marmalade and Dijon mustard evenly among all 4 slices of bread. Top two of the slices of bread with the turkey and then the cranberry sauce. Finally, lay the slices of cheese over the cranberry sauce. Top the sandwiches with the remaining two slices of bread (marmalade/Dijon side down).

Set a grill pan over medium heat. Place the sandwiches on the preheated pan. Top with a large skillet and place one or two heavy cans in the pan to weigh it down (you can put a piece of foil or parchment between the sandwich and the pan, if desired). Cook the sandwiches until golden brown on the first side, then flip to the second side, replacing the skillet and cans. Continue cooking until golden brown on the second side (the cooking process went quickly for me – maybe 3 minutes total).

Makes 2 sandwiches.

Leftover Turkey and Gruyère Panini Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin