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
- 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)
- Preheat nonstick skillet, griddle or grill pan over medium high heat.
- Whisk together Egg Beaters, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.