Sadly, Thanksgiving is over. The #1 foodie holiday came and went in a flash. But thankfully, these ingredients are still plentiful at the store! I went through several iterations of this recipe, finally settling on the one you see here. Deli turkey breast just doesn’t cut it – it’s watery, slimy and lacks flavor and texture. If you don’t have any leftover turkey, go to Costco and get the “kettle fried turkey breast” in the refrigerated section. Despite the name it’s not actually fried, it’s simply a cooked turkey breast without the bones or skin. Disregard the directions on the label, just cut open the package, pat it dry and slice it. The other key ingredient to this sandwich is cranberry sauce. I tried using dried cranberries but they didn’t add much to the experience and often just fell-off the sandwich. Also, homemade cranberry chutney is the only way to go, but if you must, opt for the whole-berry cranberry sauce in a can. There’s one other ingredient here that brings the whole thing together, read on for details.


4-6 slices roasted turkey breast
1 Tbsp cream cheese
1 Tbsp cranberry chutney or canned whole-berry cranberry sauce*
1 handful fresh spinach
1/4 cup sweet potato casserole
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 tsp honey mustard


1. If using a can of cranberry sauce, dump it into a bowl and add 6 shakes of cinnamon, 2 shakes of nutmeg and 2 shakes of pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Then mix the 1 Tbsp cranberry sauce and 1 Tbsp of cream cheese together.

2. Cover one slice of bread with honey mustard. Cover the other slice with cranberry cream cheese. Then add the turkey, spinach and sweet potatoes, if using. I prepare it at night for the following day’s lunch and it keeps fine.

Additional Info:

* Cranberry Sauce – I found the store brand to be cheaper and contain less sugar than Ocean Spray (and even less sugar than regular dried cranberries!). Choose whatever is available to you.

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  1. Evan Thomas says:

    This is definitely one of the best things about the Holiday season. I like Organic valley low fat cream cheese and Trader Joe’s cranberry apple butter. Even though it’s “apple butter”, it tastes just like canned cranberry sauce

  2. heather says:

    mmmm. now i want it to be thanksgiving!!!

  3. Lauren says:

    I adore the combination of turkey and cranberry sauce in a sandwich. I like to add on leftover mashed sweet potatoes for the full “Gobbler” effect!

  4. dawn says:

    ok dude I’m so loving this, but take off the spinach and add some stuffing. I know that just blows the whole fattening thing right out of the water right? And just so you know, pb actually goes very well with cranberry. you knew that.

    • Nick says:

      Haha, stuffing would be tasty, I agree. But you don’t want to get into a lunchtime Thanksgiving food coma at work. And peanut butter, can’t believe I didn’t think of that!

  5. Karine says:

    Wowow your sandwich sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. parsnipity says:

    TASTY! you know- this is missing a very important ingredient…
    PEANUT BUTTER! I bet it would be great mixed right into that cream cheese :}

  7. Bren says:

    a great everyday sandwich, esp. now for the Holidays!! :)

  8. Sydney says:

    Wow, love spinach. I usually use spinach for my salad and pasta. Will surely try this.

  9. Debbie says:


    Everybody has all these ingredients on-hand now! Great timing on this post!!!

  10. Kyle says:

    I definitely don’t see peanut butter this time haha
    Needs it!
    The peanut butter in the casserole isn’t enough.

  11. giz says:

    Our Thanksgiving is long past and when I look at this sandwich, I die just a little inside – I want it…NOW!!!!

  12. Why nonfat cream cheese? Go less processed and use regular! Also, in the picture, it looks like the slice in the background has cheese, but could be the honey mustard… however, this sandwich sounds amazing and I think a slice of cheddar would be the deal maker!

    • Nick says:

      You’re right, you’re right. I should have used the real stuff, but after all the heavy foods and intense desserts, I just needed something a bit less dense.

      And yes that’s honey mustard, but because of your suggestion I put cheddar on my sandwich instead of cream cheese the next day and it was great! Kudos!

  13. jana says:

    all you guys crack me i can have this turkey sandwich anytime i want. not just after thanksgiving. i buy a turkey breast all times of the year cause they are’nt expensive. but, i only put turkey, cranberry sauce and mayo on the sandwich, that’s it. yummmm!

    • Nick says:

      I do too! This used to be my lunch every day for several months of the year, but I got lazy and started using deli-sliced turkey and it wasn’t nearly as good so I stopped. But I have a huge turkey breast (8 lb, bone-in) in the freezer that will be put to good sandwich use!

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