Turkey Monte Cristo Panini

by on November 23, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving! The big day is finally here and I’ve got one more leftover turkey panini recipe to share with you before I get going on my own feast preparations. Yesterday I shared Turkey Reuben Panini – today it’s another Thanksgiving twist on a classic sandwich, Turkey Monte Cristo Panini.

I should really make Monte Cristos more often. I loved the first one I made on this blog a few years ago, for my husband on Valentine’s Day, and I’ve only had one other since then. With it being dipped in egg, french toast-style, it’s definitely a little more decadent than your everyday sandwich. But we’re in a celebratory mood, right? For my Thanksgiving version, I’ve swapped in turkey in place of the traditional ham and mixed in some cranberry sauce along with the mustard for a tart and tangy kick. And since Monte Cristos are often served with jam, I added a little extra cranberry sauce on the side as well. I didn’t include any prosciutto in my sandwich, but if you wanted to tuck a little in there I think that would be incredible too.

For more ideas for making panini out of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, take a look through all of the turkey panini I’ve made over the years. I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful, relaxing day with great food and great company!


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1 Kalyn November 24, 2011 at 7:14 am

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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2 Babs November 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm

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3 Pete @ Perfect Meatloaf November 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

This is such a delicious looking panini. Would love to try this one out this week since we have all these ingredients readily available after a big Thanksgiving feast.
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4 padrone bonehead December 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

Many years ago, when I was a short order cook, this was one of my specialities, same, more or less, but fried in deep fryer, then dusted w/ sugar

marvelous variation with the cranberry sauce…to the grill! to the grill!
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5 Bren December 6, 2011 at 7:16 pm

yes! I would make this over and over again! I usually opt out of having Monte Cristo’s b/c of the ham; but the with turkey, I’m all in it…

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6 Teri @ Fat Burning Furnace December 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Gosh I love this recipe! I made it last month and plan to make it this week again :) It was the perfect dinner for me. I served some soup for my hubby and boys and they loved it – which is no small task around here! Thanks for sharing it!
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7 Kathy December 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

That’s so great to hear, Teri – thanks!

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