Pressed Turkey, Cranberry and Pesto Sandwich

Turkey and cranberries remind me of Thanksgiving Instead of roasting a 20 pound turkey to cure my craving when it’s not November, I make one of these sandwiches. I start with a large square Ciabatta Bread to make this pressed sandwich. Slice the bread in half, and begin filling with turkey, fresh spinach, dried cranberries


I love the color of this sandwich.


then add provolone cheese and add slather the top half of the bread with pesto before topping it off.

Wrap the entire sandwich with plastic wrap and place a heavy book or weight on top and then put in refrigerator for 24-48 hours, the longer it’s in there the more pressed down it will become.

I couldn’t wait the 2 days. I had to dig into it the next day.

The weight presses the sandwich and make it more compact and snugs up all the ingredients nice and neat!

Perfect sandwich for picnics, beach trips or when you have a craving for Thanksgiving dinner and don’t fell like heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day.

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  1. 1

    Can I come to your house for lunch? :) YUM!

  2. 3

    That is beautiful. I love pressed sandwiches. I have one that I make and it is called a squish sit sandwich, because you are supposed to sit on it to flatten it. haha. I don’t do that though. :)

  3. 5

    I love turkey! I actually can’t get enough of it (breast meat only though) and whenever we cook a turkey I eat turkey sandwiches daily until all the white meat is gone. This is a beautiful sandwich and now I’m craving one!

  4. 6
    haniela says:

    Yum, I’d love it for dinner right now. It looks delicious.

    Happy 4th Diane.

  5. 7

    This sounds luscious!!!!

  6. 8

    This sounds/looks delicious. I love cranberries on anything.


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