Get excited for that leftover turkey and create the most amazing panini sandwich! Stack the turkey with fontina cheese and a homemade cranberry sauce and you will be amazed with the results!
Tis the season for delicious panini sandwiches paired with some homemade soup. Ahhh, gotta love it! Quick note: you aren’t even going to want to bother with any soup once you try this turkey panini with cranberry sauce. It’s the queen of panini sandwiches, and I’m all pointing to you delicious homemade cranberry sauce. This is where your panini is going to go from “eh, it’s alright” to “wowzers, what’s in this?!”
The cranberry sauce is so easy to whip up. It comes together in about 20 minutes. You won’t be sorry that you have leftover cranberry sauce after you make your panini either. It’s like watching magic as the berries start to burst and the sugar dissolves and all of a sudden this tangy sauce is born. It’s just awesome!!
These little guys go from this…
and then this..😍
Cranberries are a great source of Vitamin C and fiber, containing almost 5 grams of fiber per 1 cup of berries. Cranberries are also known for their ability to prevent and treat bladder infections. Fresh berries have the highest amount of antioxidants but dried berries and cranberry juice still provide benefits. Increase the amount of cranberries in your diet by adding dried cranberries to salads, drinking unsweetened cranberry juice, or adding cranberry sauce on top of grilled chicken.
While I am usually revving up for the turkey and stuffing right now, that’s not the case today. I am all excited about snatching up the leftover turkey for this turkey panini with cranberry sauce. We are off to the parent’s this upcoming weekend and you can be certain I will be bringing along this cranberry sauce to share! I have been eating it for the last three days and am still thankful I have a little cranberry sauce to keep these paninis going!
Oh, and I would also recommend getting some good quality bread for these paninis. I picked out a garlic sourdough bread at the bakery and it was soo good!!
- 1 Loaf Sourdough bread, sliced
- Leftover turkey slices
- Fontina cheese, sliced
- 1 12 oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- zest of ½ lemon
- 2 tablespoons water
- Empty the bag of cranberries in to a medium saucepan. Add sugar, lemon zest, and water and stir.
- Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves and cranberries become soft.
- Increase heat to medium and cook for another 10 minutes and until the cranberries burst.
- Let cool.
- Arrange cheese slices on one slice of bread followed by slices of turkey.
- Spread cranberry sauce over the opposite slice of bread.
- Add sandwich to a preheated panini grill for 2-3 minutes on medium high heat.
- Serve and enjoy!
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