Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Melts

post thanksgiving turkey melts
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  • 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 4 onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh sage or thyme, chopped
  • 3/4 cup gravy (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 pound roast turkey, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise


in a large skillet, melt 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and sage. Cook, stirring, until the onions are tender, 20 minutes. Stir in the gravy, if using. Season; cover to keep warm.

Spread one side of the bread slices with the remaining butter. Turn the bread over. Spread 4 slices with the cranberry sauce, then top with half the cheese, the turkey, the onion mixture and remaining cheese. Spread the remaining 4 slices with mayo and use them to close the sandwiches, mayo side down.

Heat a large skillet over medium. Add the sandwiches; cover and cook until the bread is golden and the cheese melts, 4 to 5 minutes per side.