Leftover Turkey Croque Monsieur Sandwich Recipe

Leftover Turkey Croque Monsieur Sandwich Recipe
Staff Writer
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Try this delicious and flavorful twist on a traditional French sandwich; here, slices of turkey are used in place of the usual ham.

8
Servings
387
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 5 cups yellow cheese, grated
  • 16 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • Dijon or spicy mustard, as desired
  • 8 ounces turkey (light or dark), sliced thinly
  • Leftover bread stuffing, as desired
  • Cranberry sauce, as desired

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, stirring with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter-flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat, and add the salt, pepper, and ½ cup of the grated yellow cheese.

Toast the bread. Lightly brush half the toasted bread slices with mustard, add a slice of turkey to each, and sprinkle with half the remaining cheese.

Add a spoonful of stuffing and cranberry sauce to top and spread in layers keeping the top flat. Top with another piece of toasted bread. Slather the tops with the cheese sauce, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake the sandwiches until lightly browned. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
27g
59%
Vitamin A, RAE
51µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
334mg
33%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
98µg
25%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
277mg
40%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
910mg
61%
Water
124g
5%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Leftover Turkey Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance.

Leftover Turkey Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.

Leftover Turkey Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.