How To Use Leftover Turkey

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If you’re like me you have probably stashed away some Thanksgiving leftovers, ensuring you have enough “stuff” for some tasty creations following the big meal.  I am a huge fan of the 3 days after Thanksgiving for just that reason. Lets get after this epic grilled cheese.

How To Use Leftover Turkey

Print Recipe For Leftover Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1 servings

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time:  15  Minutes


Measure        Ingredient                                                                     

2 Slices          Bread, Oat or Whole Grain, Dark Bread - Thick slices             

As needed     Butter, softened                            

4 Slices          Turkey Breast - Medium thickness            

4 Tbsp            Stuffing, Traditional - or to taste

2 Tbsp            Cranberry Sauce, Whole berries - or to taste                                        

2 Tbsp            Jalapeno Jelly, HOT - or to taste

2 Slices          Provolone Cheese, or choice of Cheese

Cooking Directions

  • Add the cast iron skillet to your Traeger Grill and start the grill
  • Heat your Traeger Ironwood to 450 degrees (with the skillet on the grill)
  • Assemble the Sandwich as Follows
    • Bottom Bread – inside spread with jalapeno jelly
    • Stuffing
    • Cranberry Sauce
    • Turkey
    • Cheese
    • Top Bread – inside spread with jalapeno jelly
    • Spread both outside parts of the bread with butter
  • Open the Traeger and add the prepared sandwich to the skillet
  • Adjust the heat as needed
  • Cook both sides until toasted to your desired doneness and until cheese it melted and ingredients are hot
  • Using heat resistant gloves or tongs, remove the skillet from the grill
  • Place on a heat safe trivet or stand
  • Remove the sandwich to your cutting board
  • Cut from corner to corner
  • Serve with Gravy for dipping if desired
  • Devour

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Published: 3/2/2020