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Don’t let those Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste! Make this Turkey Berry Grilled Cheese Sandwich and you’ll thank yourself!
My husband and I consider ourselves experts at making leftovers not taste like leftovers. I admit that I was never a “leftovers” type of gal until I married him. He has a magical way of adding this and that or frying it up this certain way to make it taste like a whole different, amazing meal! So, over 11 years of marriage, all the while being his apprentice, I feel like I’ve become educated in the ways of serving yesterday’s casserole or meat dish in a manner that will “wow” the dinner crowds. 🙂
Growing up, I used to grimace when my mom would say that we were just “warming up the spaghetti” again for supper. Now, as a mom myself, I relish every opportunity I can get to avoid cooking every night of the week. That being said, I like to give the food a tweak the second time around to keep the complaints at bay. 🙂
I vividly recall after Thanksgiving dinner each year, as a child, that we’d literally have bags and bags of turkey pieces remaining. We’d groan at our parents because it meant having the same thing night after night until they were cleaned out of our fridge.
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my distaste for going on dinner repeat for weeks following a big meal.
So today I’m sharing one incredible way to serve up those turkey leftovers and hear praises instead of whines from the family. 🙂
I love these Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit spreads because they’re perfect for holiday entertaining and easy meal solutions with leftovers later! They’re naturally sweetened with honey and you can really taste it! I used this Triple Berry variety for today’s recipe, but I grabbed some yummy Strawberry Fruit Spread as well.
Look for these other varieties too!
- Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread
- Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread
- Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Concord Grape Fruit Spread
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Everyone loves a good grilled cheese sandwich, so I thought why not combine it with some Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread, some leftover turkey slices, and a few other around-the-house ingredients to create the most amazing, deluxe layered delight that will be engrained in the taste bud’s memory forever?! That’s just what I did, and I think you’re really going to love it!
Don’t frown at that gigantic container of turkey staring at you after the Thanksgiving feast, because we’re going to make it taste even better the second go-around! Then, grab some Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread next time you’re at Walmart and throw together this sweet and savory melty cheese sandwich to top all sandwiches! This is the type of sandwich that makes all the others jealous. 🙂
Here’s how it’s done:
Turkey Berry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Sourdough Bread sliced
- Cream Cheese
- Smucker's Fruit and Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread
- Leftover turkey slices or pieces can also use turkey slices from the deli
- Coleslaw Mix
- Swiss cheese slices
- Softened Butter
- Warm a stovetop grill or griddle. Butter one side of each of the sourdough slices. Spread cream cheese and Smucker's Fruit and Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread over the cream cheese. Top with Swiss cheese and a generous amount of turkey. Add some coleslaw mix and press other sourdough slice on top with the butter side facing up. Place sandwich on grill and cook until cheese is melty, contents inside are warmed through, and the bread is a nice toasty golden brown. Slice sandwich in half and serve immediately.
This sandwich will make you rethink the way you’ve been doing grilled cheese for the past however many years! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it like we did!
What are your favorite ideas for serving up Thanksgiving dinner leftovers so the family doesn’t tire of them? I’d love to hear!
For more delicious recipes using Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spreads and for some great entertaining ideas, be sure to go here.