Grilled Thanksgiving: Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Panini

Thanksgiving is a celebration that keeps on giving, especially when it comes to leftovers. Elevate your post-holiday dining with a Grilled Turkey and Cranberry Panini that combines the savory goodness of leftover turkey with the sweet and tangy notes of cranberry sauce. Let's fire up the grill and turn those Thanksgiving remnants into a mouthwatering delight.


  • Leftover turkey slices
  • Leftover stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sliced brie or your favorite cheese
  • Sourdough bread slices
  • Butter
  • Fire For Effect Sweet Heat Rub


  1. Assemble sandwiches by layering generous portions of turkey slices, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and brie between two slices of sourdough bread.

  2. Spread a thin layer of butter on the outer sides of each sandwich and sprinkle with Fire For Effect Sweet Heat Rub.

  3. Heat a grill pan or panini press over medium heat.

  4. Grill the sandwiches until the bread is golden brown, and the cheese is melted.

  5. Press the sandwiches with a spatula to ensure they cook evenly.

  6. Remove from heat, let them cool for a minute, then slice and serve.

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