Ultimate Christmas Leftovers Panini

Christmas dinner, take two! Making a panini with all of your leftover ingredients will allow you to enjoy those favorite flavors all over again but in a new and delicious way.
  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large slices bread (white or whole wheat)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup turkey breast or ham
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce


1. Heat an electric griddle or panini press to medium heat.
2. Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. Lay 1 slice of the cheese on the unbuttered side of 1 slice of bread. Spread the mustard and mayonnaise over the cheese. Top with the turkey, cranberry sauce, and remaining slice of cheese. Top with remaining slice of bread, butter-side up.
3. Place on the electric griddle or press and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. If you don’t have an electric griddle or press, feel free to use a ridged grill pan and press a cast-iron skillet on top. Serve.

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