Cheddar Turkey Melt

12 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sweet onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet honey mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 1/4 quarts cooked turkey, chopped or cubed
  • 24 slices seven-grain or whole wheat bread
  • 2 1/4 cups cranberry sauce
  • 12 slices (1 ounce each) cheddar cheese


Combine mayonnaise, onion, celery, mustard, and seasonings. Blend in cubed cooked turkey. Cover and hold for service for up to 1 1/2 days.

Per order: Portion turkey mixture onto bread slices and spread mixture evenly to the edges.

Top each with 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce and spread to edges. Cover each with 1 slice of cheese.

Broil sandwich until cheese begins to melt. Top with remaining bread slice. Cut on the diagonal and serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Turkey Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 7926

nutrition information per serving

670 calories; 27g total fat; 125mg cholesterol; 930mg sodium; 63g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 45g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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