Today, I’m sharing one of my very favorite sandwich recipes, Cranberry Turkey Sandwich. Sliced turkey, piled high on a freshly baked croissant, layered with tender baby spinach and tart whole berry cranberry sauce. What makes it really special is a thin layer of cream cheese. This sandwich definitely gets me in the mood for fall, but to tell you the truth, I crave it year-round.
This sandwich recipe goes back many years to when my big guy was just a little guy. After he was born in 2005, I went back to my full-time job working for a new home builder. The work was stressful and demanding, and the hours where long. Not a good fit for this new mom.
After just a few months back at work full-time, I gave my notice and left to start my own business as a mobile notary. The notary business was slow at first, so I started making and delivering sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods, fresh from my kitchen, to local businesses and teachers. Small scale bagged lunch catering. It was a lot of fun, and I loved developing recipes and packaging up my goodies.
After about a year, the notary business, which was much more lucrative, started keeping me very busy. At this point, my little guy had also become mobile, so something had to give. I left my short lived life as a caterer behind.
The point of that semi-long, seemingly unrelated story is that I have developed some really great sandwich recipes, and I’m going to share them on the blog. So let’s call this part one of my grown-up brown bag series.
Perfect for taking to work, bridal/baby showers, or anytime really, these recipes can easily be made the night before. I love anything I can make ahead of time, especially when I have company coming.
Cranberry Turkey Sandwich
Croissant or bread of choice
Whole berry canned cranberry sauce, usually stocked year-round
Freshly sliced roasted turkey lunchmeat, from the deli section
Slice croissant, spread a layer of cream cheese on the bottom half, followed by a layer of baby spinach. Pile on turkey, followed by a generous amount of cranberry sauce.
Can be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and served the next day.
Keep this sandwich in mind for the day after thanksgiving. It is absolutely delicious with leftover turkey and homemade cranberry sauce.
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One of my faves too! I miss the good ol’ “Melissa sandwich” days!!!
Holy hungriness now! I am definitely pinning this one!
Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate
Yum. Love cranberries with my turkey sandwiches.
Ann from On Sutton Place
Thanks for following me on Twitter…what an adorable blog. This sandwich looks delish. Pinning it for sure! BTW I followed you back on Twitter.
Wow! These look SO yummy! I might have to make myself one soon!
seriously, this looks and sounds awesome! I’m always craving thanksgiving dinner!
Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography
One of my all time favorite sandwiches. I look forward to the cooler months so I can roast a turkey more often & have these yummy lunch time treats.
This sounds delish! Looking forward to trying it for school lunches.
Hi Melissa! I’m featuring your incredibly delicious sounding sandwich as this week’s Food Porn Friday photo on my blog’s sidebar. Thanks so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to make my own bite of goodness.
This looks delicious!!
I so need to try this next time around!
I make one similar with cream cheese spread with pineapple, ham, and put it on cinnamon raisin bread. I’m going to try this version, sounds wonderful!
These look great! My sis and I are planning a wedding shower brunch and these might be a great addition to the spread. Do you think they will get soggy if made earlier in the day? Prob not good to make the night before, right?? Any advice greatly appreciated!
You can make them the night before! Just put a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice of bread to keep it from getting soggy and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. These are perfect for a shower!