Okay, so you did the Thanksgiving thing or maybe even the Friendsgiving thing, and now you're stuck with a ton of leftover turkey. Time to make a crispy, cheesy, Fall-flavored, doesn't-taste-like-Thanksgiving-at-all leftover turkey grilled cheese with spinach, apple butter, and gruyere cheese.
This ain't you mamma's leftover turkey sandwich.
Oh but my mother professed this was the best sandwich she'd ever had in her life when I made it. SO maybe it is my mother's turkey sandwich.
Each part of this turkey sandwich comes together to make it special, but my favorite part is the apple butter. It's so rich, plus with a slight sweetness, gives a little something special to it that you don't get in most sandwiches:
Depth of flavor.
I'll have a lot more turkey recipes coming up this week, so make sure to sign up for my emails to get a list of them on Saturday morning right in your inbox:
Other Leftover Turkey Breast Recipes:
- Turkey Tetrazzini Spaghetti Squash
- Cranberry Brie Turkey Quesadillas ( coming this week! )
- Turkey Avocado Toast
Leftover Turkey Grilled Cheese
- 4 ounces spinach
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- 6 slices good quality bread
- 8 ounces gruyere cheese shredded
- 1 cup leftover turkey cooked, and torn into large pieces
- ½ cup apple butter
- 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- Set a skillet over medium heat. Wilt the spinach in ½ teaspoon olive oil and then set aside. Spread ½ Tablespoon mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.
- Place three pieces of bread, mayo side down, into the hot skillet. Top each piece with ⅙ of the gruyere, ⅓ of the turkey, ⅓ of the spinach, and roughly 2 Tablespoons of apple butter.
- Cook until the edges of the bread are crispy and the cheese starts to melt ( about 3 minutes). Top each piece with the remaining cheese, and another piece of bread, mayo side up.
- Carefully flip each sandwich so the untoasted mayo side is now down. Cook for another 3 - 4 minutes, or until the rest of the cheese melts.
- Serve with more apple butter for dipping!