Love a Panini with Turkey and Cranberries!

  • Panini sandwiches are a hearty and creative type of sandwich. You really don’t need too many ingredients to make a yummy panini sandwich. The bread alone is tasty enough, but finding that one bold flavor to add to your panini makes a sandwich a keeper! Maybe you’ve thought of combining your leftover turkey and cranberries to make a sandwich? Even if you have made the classic turkey sandwich on white bread,  it’s nice to keep this recipe among your bookmarks as a satisfying “hot sandwich” dinner. It’s just a yummy panini for your recipe files.

    Turkey Salad Panini with Cranberries and Pecans

    photo: Home Cooking Memories
    photo: Home Cooking Memories

    This panini comes from Brandie at Home Cooking Memories. We were drawn to this recipe by the tasty looking bread and reading about turkey, cranberries and PECANS brought us in for a closer look. Here’s what Brandie used for this yummy panini…


    • ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
    • 2 cups turkey breast, cooked & chopped into bite size pieces
    • ⅓ cup dried & sweetened cranberries, roughly chopped
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 4 multi-grain ciabatta rolls
    • Olive oil
    • 8 slices provolone cheese

    Make It:

    1. Cook chopped pecans in an ungreased skillet, medium heat until golden brown.
    2. Combine turkey, cranberries, pecans and mayo in a bowl and stir.
    3. Brush olive oil on the outside of the ciabatta rolls and place the bottom roll in the panini maker.
    4. Build your sandwich! Scoop your turkey mixture (this recipe says about 1/4 of the mixture) onto each bottom roll and then layer with 2 slices of provolone. Add the top of the roll and you’re ready to PRESS THE PANINI!
    5. Cook until cheese is melty and the bread is browned.

    You’ll know when your panini looks ready to eat! YUM! These sammies are lots of fun to make and they look so good when they come out of that panini maker. We also love paninis with soup, especially if you only want to make one sandwich and split it with someone. We agree with Home Cooking Memories in that “…cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be memorable…”.  Thanks for a great sandwich share. We also think that this could be a new “after Thanksgiving sandwich tradition” for many of us!


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