November 11, 2015

Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwich

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into an amazing sandwich! Check out this Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwich made with Dave's Killer Bread on Shutterbean.com

When Casey and I were first dating we used to get a burrito at Whole Foods that was called an American Wrap. We’d take it back to his place and share it while watching movies. This was like 14 years ago… and I obviously haven’t gotten over its disappearance.  Inside the burrito was everything you’d have at your Thanksgiving table (sans pumpkin pie!). It was incredible; we still talk about it to this day.  I wanted to take that idea, but make a sandwich out of Thanksgiving leftovers and here we have a Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwich. I added bacon because….. WHY NOT?

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We start our sandwich with Dave’s Killer Bread  as our foundation.  I used their Seeded Honey Wheat because I thought the sweetness of the honey in the bread would pair nicely with the savory fried sage in the sandwich (it did!).  Besides the fried sage, we have roasted turkey, crispy bacon, red onion, whipped sweet potatoes, peppery arugula and a mixture of hot mustard and cranberry sauce.  This sandwich is the perfect way to stretch Thanksgiving leftovers into another meal. If you happen to have some leftover brie from your cheese plate, throw that in there too! Can we add mashed potatoes? Sure!  Go for broke! It’s the holidays and we’re meant to enjoy them.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

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First up, we’re using Dave’s Killer Bread. Look at all that fiber and protein in one slice of bread. Solid gold.

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We melt butter and fry some sage.

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We mix the hot mustard in with the cranberry sauce.

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We heat the turkey in the leftover sage-y butter. I mean…DOESN’T THAT SOUND AMAZE?

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Bread is toasted. I used my panini press…. Grill marks are my favorite. Built in stripes!

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into an amazing sandwich! Check out this Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwich made with Dave's Killer Bread on Shutterbean.com

On one side we have leftover mashed sweet potatoes and then the other we have the cranberry mustard.

If you want to take the chill off the sweet potatoes, warm them up in the microwave.

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Let’s get ready to rumble.

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Turkey. I chopped it up because I wanted it to stay put. I dunno. Totally optional. The chopping, I mean. Don’t omit the turkey. IT’S THANKSGIVING.

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Bacon. Onion. Arugula. Sage! I put the sage into the cranberry mustard so it wouldn’t move around.

Pro tips.

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I am thankful for leftovers.

They spark my creativity.

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This post was produced in partnership with Dave’s Killer Bread.  As always, all opinions are my own.  If you want other great sandwiches options, check out my Grilled Turkey Pepper Jack and Ultimate Veggie Sandwich. Both are made with Dave’s Killer Bread! 

Turkey, Bacon & Cranberry Sandwich

makes 1 sandwich

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 2 slices toasted Dave’s Killer Bread- Seeded Honey Wheat
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted turkey
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot mustard
  • 1/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes (optional)
  • 2 strips cooked bacon
  • a few slices of red onion
  • a small handful of arugula

In a small skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sage and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until sage is crispy. Set sage aside, and add turkey to the skillet of  browned butter to warm through. Season with salt & pepper and set aside.

To assemble sandwich, mix cranberry sauce and hot mustard together and spread on one piece of toast. Spread other piece of toast with mashed sweet potatoes. Top sweet potatoes with turkey, bacon, onion and arugula. Nestle fried sage into the cranberry mustard mixture and smash both pieces of bread together to make the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover sandwich.


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  • Paula

    Tracy this looks amazing! Now I wish I could find that bread in Canada.

  • Ashlyn @ The Pedantic Foodie

    I love, love, LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers! This sandwich looks awesome! I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes! 🙂

  • Kayla

    Keep the leftover ideas coming! This sandwich look so delicious. 🙂

  • India

    When I first saw the title I thought “oh no she didn’t!”. You did and of course it looks delicious.

  • Gaby Dalkin

    the best leftover sandwich!! heck yeah for panini press grill marks too 🙂

  • Katie

    I don’t want to wait for Thanksgiving. BTW, Dave’s is my top pick for wholesome, everyday sandwich bread. Bonus is that my kids love it too…. whole grains and all.

  • Libby

    I mean…

    just, like.
    Slow clap. I’ma slow clap the hell out of this sandwich you beautiful patron saint of leftovers-turned-int0-sandwiches.

  • Beth

    I’ve never considered myself a sandwich lover….until now. Since thanksgiving is over here in Canada I had some leftover frozen turkey, this was freakin amazing!!! I didn’t have the sweet potato but followed everything else and holy perfection! Thank you!

  • fusilliamy

    There’s a restaurant here in NC called Flaming Amy’s that adds a Churkeychanga to their November menu. It’s basically Thanksgiving dinner wrapped in a tortilla and covered in jalapeno gravy and I can’t stop eating them. There’s also jalapeno cornbread, mashed potatoes and turkey inside with a cranberry salsa on the side. My point is 1) I think you’d love it and 2) I’m 100% in favor of my new life trend of a portable Thanksgiving dinner and I can’t wait to make this sandwich to add to the rotation!

  • Emma

    Wow, this sandwich is absolute gourmet <3

  • Lori

    You make Thanksgiving leftovers sound amazing!

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