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Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich with Cranberries
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Can you tell we’re on a cranberry, cheese and turkey kick? Today’s Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich offers a completely unexpected way to use these three fall-flavored ingredients. This scrumptious sandwich is a unique way to transform, and use up, some of those almost inevitable Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Filled with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce, savory turkey and ooey-gooey cheddar, this nutrition-packed sandwich is not only kid-friendly (who doesn’t love a grilled cheese?), but also a quick and easy way to get a delicious meal on the table in less than 20 minutes.    

Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Original Egg Beaters® (or 6 large eggs)
  • 1 ¼ cup skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk for dairy free)
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. white pepper
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce, divided
  • 8 slices 100% whole grain bread (or gluten free bread for gluten free)
  • 12 oz. sliced turkey, divided
  • 4 oz. shredded white cheddar cheese (or Daiya® Cheddar-Style Shreds for dairy free), divided
  • Additional cranberry sauce for dipping (optional)  
  • Powder sugar for topping (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat nonstick skillet, griddle or grill pan over medium high heat.
  2. Whisk together Egg Beaters, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Spread 2 Tbsp. of cranberry sauce onto 4 slices of bread. Top each slice with 3 oz. turkey, 1 oz. cheddar cheese, and remaining slices of bread.
  4. Carefully transfer each sandwich to egg mixture and soak, pressing lightly with a spatula; about 1 minute each side. Place on skillet, griddle or grill pan. Cook until cheese is melted and turkey is hot.
  5. Serve warm with extra cranberry sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar (optional).

 

Yield: 4 servings  

*Per Serving: Calories 460, Total Fat 13g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 840mg, Total Carbohydrate 49g (Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 13g), Protein 42g, Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 60%, Iron 40%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.    

Have a question about nutrition? Our Mealtime Mentors would love to help! Reach out at AskFestivalDietitians.com or find them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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