Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese

Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese is the ULTIMATE Thanksgiving leftovers meal! Turkey, cranberry sauce, and two cheeses are combined for this tasty sandwich!

Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices left over turkey may need more or less, just fit to sandwich
  • 4 sliced cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices havarti cheese
  • 1/2 wheel brie cheese, sliced and rind shaved off
  • 4 slices thick cut bread like sourdough
  • 2 TBS oil


  1. To assemble sandwiches, lay 2 sliced of bread. Top with brie cheese (see photo, but just spread around as best as possible), then layer turkey, slices of cranberry sauce, and havarti cheese (one slice per sandwich). Top with remaining bread slices.

  2. Brush top slice of bread with olive oil and set on grill olive oil side down. Brush olive oil on the top slice of bread. Close grill and cook 3-4 minutes, checking to make sure they don't burn. Flip the sandwiches carefully, then cook another 1-2 minutes, watching closely. Remove from grill.

  3. Cool for a few minutes then cut in half and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make additional sandwiches. I used about 1/2 a wheel of brie of this recipe.

How to cook in a skillet:

Originally Published Nov 17, 2017 - Updated 11/30/2019