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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Thanksgiving Leftover Panini

Just in case you still have some leftover turkey in your refrigerator or freezer, and are looking for a way to use it up, I give you this fabulous sandwich.  Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and delicious, heavenly brie sandwiched between two slices of pumpkin yeast bread.  A truly wonderful creation and a delightful lunch for sure.  I’ve actually been thinking of this sandwich since before Thanksgiving and to be perfectly honest, I think I’ve been more excited about this than the food on the actual holiday.

This is barely a recipe, so I won’t even bother typing up a formal version.  Start with a couple of slices of pumpkin yeast bread.  Spread one side of one piece of bread with leftover cranberry sauce.  Top with leftover turkey.  Layer with thin slices of brie.  Cook on a panini press or in a skillet until both sides are browned and the cheese is melted.  Enjoy!

Want another way to use your leftover turkey?  Try making turkey pot pies!

  • http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com Lauren

    This panini has my name written ALL OVER IT! What an awesome combination of ingredients. I’ll make the pumpkin yeast bread JUST for this recipe :)

  • Shanon

    I am sitting here drooling over your newest wesbite addition. It looks delicious, Annie. I am immediately going to bookmark this and make it next year with my leftovers..(which are sadly gone now….)

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com grace

    cranberry sauce sure does make for a pretty sammich. :)

  • Kara

    Wow! This sandwich looks good enough to consider making a roasted turkey breast now that my leftovers are gone!

  • http://www.aggieskitchen.blogspot.com Aggie

    This looks SO yummy!! Perfect way to use up leftovers!

    I just peeked at your Thanksgiving spread and I want to just tell you how impressed I am by everything you made!! WOW is all I have to say.

  • http://bakeitafterall.blogspot.com Meghan

    What a great way to use up the pumpkin bread! My husband is always so bummed after Thanksgiving because we don’t get to take home leftovers for sandwiches. I’ll be making a turkey breast in 2 weeks, so this would be perfect for that!

  • http://nikisbakingspot.blogspot.com Niki

    OMG. This looks sooo good. It’s so sad that all the turkey leftovers are gone!!! :( Can I just have yours?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturallyshiyam/ shiyam

    WHY DID I BECOME A VEGETARIAN!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    This looks fantastic!

  • nutmegnanny

    What a great idea for leftovers! This sandwich looks tasty and filling…..now I want one :)

  • http://www.bakeat350.blogspot.com bridget {bake at 350}

    This looks so amazing!!! It makes me want to make Thanksgiving dinner just to have these!!!

  • foodietwoshoes

    I didn’t have leftovers this year since we went to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving. I am definitely remembering this for next year though! It is just about lunch time, so I am actually wishing I had the ingredients right now!