Turkey-Cranberry Panini

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We all have different ways we like to spend Black Friday. Some of us {myself included} like to get up way too early, bundle up, and head to our favorite stores in the hopes of catching a few amazing deals. Others, like my hubby, have to work. Still others prefer to spend the day in bed recovering from the Thanksgiving festivities. But whatever we’re doing, one thing’s for sure, we all have lots of leftovers in our refrigerators! So what do we do with of them? One thing I love to do is make these yummy Turkey-Cranberry Paninis with a little help from Kraft.

Turkey Cranberry Panini

– turkey
– cranberry sauce
Kraft Mayo
– fresh spinach leaves
– provolone cheese
– bread


Spread Kraft mayo on each slice of bread. Layer your ingredients on one slice. I like to put the cheese on first because if it’s closest to the outside, it melts best! I place my turkey next, followed by cranberry sauce and spinach. Place the other slice of bread, mayo side down, on top and put the whole sandwich in your pan. Press down with your panini press, flip your sandwich, and press again. If you don’t have a panini press, you can just warm your sandwich in the pan like you’re making a fancy grilled cheese. 


Since all the ingredients are already cooked {thanks, leftovers!}, you just need to heat it to your own personal preference. When it’s ready, slide it onto your plate, cut it in half, and serve it!  Bonus points for serving it with a side of leftover Stove Top stuffing! {Our favorite is the cornbread kind.}


To make things easy, all the things that aren’t already leftovers are easy to find at Walmart. That’s where I picked up the spinach, the bread, the cheese, and my Kraft mayo {as well as my Stove Top stuffing}.


I love coming up with fresh and tasty ways to enjoy leftovers because it saves me money and time, plus we’re not being wasteful and throwing away a bunch of uneaten food. Ever since we started sponsoring a child in Honduras, I’ve been really conscious of how easy it is to waste food for no good reason when there are children around the world {and right here in our community too} who don’t have enough to eat. It’s made me want to be extra vigilant about finding creative ways to eat our leftovers and make good use of what we have.  What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers?  For more ideas, stop by the Cooking Up Good website, where you’ll find recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty programs, coupons and more. What’s not to love? If you’re looking for a new dinner idea or a chance to win some awesome prizes, be sure to check it out! Happy leftover-eating!


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  1. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing. I prefer to stay home on Black Friday, and recover from hosting our holiday dinner. I, too, cringe at wasted food, so your recipe gives me a great idea on how to change up our leftovers this year! Thank you! #client

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