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Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Melts
with green beans

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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Bring on the flavors of fall with these sweet and savory Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Melts. This recipe was a hit with our community when it was first featured in 2017.



Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Melts:
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Sandwich bread - 8 slices (sourdough preferred)
  • Cheese, brie - 8 oz
  • Turkey, deli-sliced - 10 oz
  • Cranberry sauce - 1/2 cup (sub cranberry or raspberry jam)
Lemony Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Green beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)


  1. Heat a wok for green beans over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then add green beans to heated oil. Saute for 10 to 12 minutes, until tender and browned in spots. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. While green beans are cooking, spread butter on one side of each piece of bread. Lay out half of the bread slices buttered-side down. Top with brie (if the brie is too firm to spread with a knife, cut it into slices), then with turkey and cranberry sauce. Finish with remaining slices of bread, buttered-side up.
  3. Heat up a griddle or a skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches onto heated surface (as many as can fit) and press down throughout the grilling process with a spatula. Flip once the first side is golden, ~ 3 to 4 minutes. Move sandwiches onto cooling rack and keep warm until you're ready to eat.
  4. When green beans are finished cooking, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and lemon zest. Toss with green beans and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve sandwiches with green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 43 reviews

I made this. I got to the grocery to realize they didn’t have cranberry sauce. At that point I was committed so I bought everything else and came home. I searched through the cabinet to find a jar of Dr. Praline Mustard sauce. I made the sandwich exactly as described except that I substituted the mustard sauce for the cranberry sauce. I realize this probably produced a completely different sandwich but it was amazing.

By: Barbara
Posted: Mar 03, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

This was outside my comfort zone. But we still tried it. It wars pretty good.

By: Eric
Posted: Feb 13, 2019
Diet: Original

Substitute tofurkey deli slices...mmm.

By: Sara
Posted: Feb 07, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

We substituted deli-sliced chicken breast for turkey. Cranberry sauce on a sandwich? I never would thought of that. So good!

By: Veronica
Posted: Jan 20, 2019
Diet: Original

Our whole family loved this meal! I added a salad on the side. The green beans had great flavor and we were all suprised at how much the cranberry sauce really made this dish come together!

By: Stephanie
Posted: Dec 10, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free

Great, quick & easy meal! We subbed Havarti for the brie, as it was on sale and I think it was almost better than brie for this! I also used the Oscar Mayer Carving Board turkey so it was a bit thicker than regular sliced turkey. My boyfriend and I both loved it, and agreed we had never thought to put that combination together!

By: Chelsey
Posted: Dec 06, 2018
Diet: Original