Baked Cranberry Cheddar Turkey Sandwiches

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What’s not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

Last week I made and shared my garlic herb maple roast turkey and then I was left with TONS of turkey. I mean, I ate some of it traditional early Thanksgiving style BUT I still had a lot of leftovers. There is only so much plain turkey two people can eat.

I knew I needed to come up with something fun to use up my turkey so I threw together these simple baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches to help use up all my turkey. Verdict – SO. FREAKING. GOOD. 

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

The best part about baked sandwiches is that you can pump out a bunch of tasty treats all on one adorable little sheet pan. I mean, I guess you could use a 9×13 baking dish but I really love using my 9×13 sheet pan for these sandwiches.

If you have followed me for awhile you might have noticed this pan in my baked turkey bacon onion sandwiches or my baked apple butter ham and cheese sandwiches OR my baked supreme pizza sliders.

I really love this pan. And I really love baked sandwiches!

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

I happened to have some leftover ginger laced cranberry orange sauce but you could really use whatever happens to be your favorite cranberry sauce OR (yes, I’m going to say it!) just use the stuff from the can.

I’m not here to judge you.

Well, it should be whole berry cranberry sauce. Not that weird jelled stuff that has no chunky berries mixed in. I will judge you about that.

Oh, and use sharp cheddar cheese. It really does make all the difference!

Ugh, I also forgot to mention the delicious herbed mayonnaise that goes on these sandwiches. Why is mayo so delicious in every single way?

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

Looking for even more Thanksgiving turkey leftover ideas? Try my Puff Pastry Turkey Pot PieTurkey Cranberry Pesto PaniniTurkey Monte CristoTurkey Wild Rice Chili, Turkey Apple Brie Panini with Honey Mustard Maple Mayo or my Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Moist Maker

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Baked Cranberry Cheddar Turkey Sandwiches

These baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches are the perfect use for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. What's not to love about delicious potato rolls topped with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

Yield: 12 mini sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For herbed mayonnaise: 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced rosemary

For sandwiches:

  • 12 mini potato buns
  • 1/2 pound sliced or chunked leftover turkey
  • 12 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 12 small slices sharp cheddar cheese

For topping:

  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Minced chives, for topping

Directions:

For mayo:
In a small bowl mix together mayo and set aside.

For sandwiches:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread the herbed mayonnaise mixture onto the bottom half the buns. Set the bottoms into your 9x13 pan or baking dish.

Top the buns with turkey and then 1 tablespoon of cranberry sauce per bun.

Lay on the cheese and top with the top of the buns.

Brush the top of the buns with the topping mixture.

Add sandwiches to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are warmed.

If desired, sprinkle the top with chopped chives.

For topping:
Stir together melted butter and garlic powder.

10 Responses to “Baked Cranberry Cheddar Turkey Sandwiches”

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    Kelly | Maverick Baking — November 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

    These look HEAVENLY! We don’t have Thanksgiving where I live, but I always think the best part of leftover turkey (at Christmas etc) are the epic sandwiches! Definitely pinning this for later.

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — November 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    What a great way to use leftovers!

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    jen — November 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I love Thanksgiving leftovers just as much, if not more, than the original meal. Maybe because the stress of cooking is done and over. I need to get those rolls so I’m ready to make this tomorrow night!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — November 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Those look finger-lickin’ good!

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    Dee — November 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Yum! I can’t wait for those Thanksgiving leftovers!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — November 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I get so excited about the leftover possibilities! This is going on the list!

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    Umakant — November 23, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Hey Nanny…! i love cranberry and your baked cranberry cheddar turkey sandwiches looks amazing and sooo yummy, i can’t wait make this. this is one of my favorite recipe..Thanks for sharing…….!

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    Sabrina B — November 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I can definitely use this recipe today with pounds of leftover turkey, etc, beautifully photographed too, already stoking my appetite, thank you!

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    Krista — November 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    What a great way to use leftovers!

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    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling — November 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I could and would eat these ALL YEAR LONG!

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