Who knew leftovers could be this delicious? In this Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini; buttery flaky croissants are smeared with homemade cranberry sauce and filled with tender slices of thanksgiving turkey, crispy bacon, peppery arugula and gooey brie cheese before being griddled and pressed in a panini press. Yields 4 sandwiches in about 20 minutes.

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I love having leftover turkey post Thanksgiving. There’s hundreds of things you can make with it. From soups, a skillet pot pie and my personal favorite, turkey slop. Having leftover turkey in the fridge is a blessing because it means I don’t have to do much cooking. Especially when I have no other plans but to online shopping the days following.

This croissant panini is a great way to use up both leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Simply stack it along with bacon, brie and arugula and press it in a panini maker until grilled crispy.

To Make This Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini You Will Need:

  • all butter croissants
  • cranberry sauce
  • dijon mustard
  • slices of cooked turkey
  • black pepper
  • crispy cooked thick-cut bacon
  • brie
  • baby arugula

Slice the croissants in half and spread the bottom half with leftover cranberry sauce and underneath the top half with dijon mustard.

On the cranberry side, top with slices of turkey and some freshly ground black pepper, some crispy bacon, sliced brie and a mound of baby arugula.

Replace the top half of the croissant and preheat your panini press.

Once the press is hot, place 1 to 2 sandwiches at a time and press until the cheese is melty and the croissant is crispy and golden.

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Would you look at that!

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Sweet. Tart. Tangy. Peppery. And most importantly, cheesy.

A delicious sandwich using up those coveted thanksgiving leftovers.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini
Yield: 4 sandwiches

Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large all butter croissants (homemade or store-bought)
  • cranberry sauce
  • dijon mustard
  • leftover cooked turkey
  • black pepper
  • 6 strips cooked thick cut bacon
  • 12 small slices of brie cheese
  • baby arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat your panini press.
  2. Cut each croissant in half horizontally.
  3. Spread the bottom half with cranberry sauce and the top half with dijon mustard.
  4. Top the half with the cranberry sauce with turkey, black pepper, bacon, brie and baby arugula.
  5. Replace the top half of the croissant and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
  6. Work in batches of 2, placing in the panini press.
  7. Cook the panini until the top is golden and the cheese has melted.
  8. Cut in half and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 728mg Carbohydrates: 60g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 30g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 22g