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Grilled cheese sandwich solution to leftover turkey and will wow your audience

10/09/2012 02:37 EDT | Updated 12/09/2012 05:12 EST
If you are still coping with a great deal of leftover Thanksgiving turkey, here is a sandwich to wow your hungry family. A little aged cheese makes this sandwich sing with flavour. Serve it with a crisp green salad or a bowl of hot soup for an easy and yummy lunch.

Turkey Grilled Cheese

50 ml (1/4 cup) plain non-fat Greek yogurt

45 ml (3 tbsp) chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil (drained)

30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh basil

5 ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard

1 ml (1/4 tsp) freshly ground black pepper

8 thin slices whole-grain bread

60 g (2 oz) thinly sliced aged Gouda (such as Beemster) or cheddar

175 g (6 oz) thinly sliced cooked turkey breast, divided

5 ml (1 tsp) canola oil

In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, tomatoes, basil, Dijon and pepper. Spread mixture evenly over 4 of the bread slices.

Divide cheese into 4 equal portions and layer over yogurt spread on each of the bread slices. Press in slightly for cheese to stick. Top cheese on each bread slice with 45 g (1 1/2 oz) of the turkey and cover each with remaining 4 bread slices.

Brush one side of each sandwich with some of the oil and place oil side down in non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Brush top side of sandwich with remaining oil and turn sandwich over carefully using a spatula and your hands. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and filling is hot.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: 363 calories; 25 g protein; 9 g total fat (3 g saturated fat); 44 g carbohydrate; 4 g fibre; 45 mg cholesterol; 654 mg sodium.

Tip: For really thin slices of cheese use a cheese slicer or a vegetable peeler.

Source: Ontario Turkey Producers.

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