what to do with leftovers

I started making this Thanksgiving Panini years ago with my leftovers and now it’s become as much of a tradition in our house as the turkey or the flag football game the day before! I use up all my leftovers: turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce to turn them into this melty delicious panini!

All you need to do is pick up a couple extra ingredients when you do your shopping for Thanksgiving and you’ll be set to make this tasty treat!

Watch the video to see how I make it, then scroll down for the recipe!


what to do with thanksgiving leftovers

what to with leftoversStart by turning on your panini press. Next assemble your Thanksgiving Panini! 

leftover after thanksgivingI like to put cranberry on one side and gravy on the other and then stack the rest from there! Put the cheese in the middle so as it melts it will hold everything together! Once your sandwich is assembled cover the top piece of bread with butter and then put that side down on the hot panini press. Butter the other piece of bread (which is now facing up) and then close the press. Cook until melty and delicious!

making a panini

thanksgiving leftover sandwich

Thanksgiving Panini
Turn your Thanksgiving Leftovers into a melty and delicious panini!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. Sourdough Bread
  2. Gravy
  3. Provolone Cheese
  4. Cranberry Sauce
  5. Stuffing / Dressing
  6. Turkey
  7. Butter
  1. Fill your panini with all your favorite thanksgiving leftovers. Butter the outside of bread and cook until cheese is melted and bread is toasty!
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