Turkey, Cheddar, Relish Grilled Cheese: On the 12th Day of Christmas…

…my true blog gave to me a sammich that made me so happy I might pee!!!

Okay, that’s terrible I know. But really. This thing was phenomenal. I could eat it every day. Your kids will love it. Your spouse will love it. Your friends will love it. You will love it. You will want to make it over and over until you have no leftovers left!

Yes, that’s right. This is made almost completely out of Holiday Feast leftovers!!! Relish, turkey, special reserve extra sharp cheddar we had left over from our appetizer… It was so heavenly. I’m a big fan of the marriage of salty and sweet. Especially when the salty is cheese. Kind of like we explored in my Crackers, Cheese, and Marshmallows post!

So you can probably tell where this is going, but here ya go…here is what you need:  (For one sammich…my pictures shows me making two!)

  • 2 Slices Bread
  • A Handful Left Over Turkey (Shredded)
  • 2-3 Slices Cheddar (We use special reserve extra sharp cheddar…Mr. Rodgers’ favorite!)
  • A Large Spoonful Cranberry Orange Relish
  • Butter.


And here’s how you do it:

Basically, you are going to make a normal grilled cheese, just with goodies in it!!:

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Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Butter one side of your bread and lay it down in the skillet.

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Spread enough cheese slices to cover bread.

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Cover cheese with a layer of turkey…

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Smear on some relish!!

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Add any extra cheese you have…I was going to just cheese one side but I figured this may help make a layer between the bread and relish so it would help it not get soggy…and more is better with cheese on a grilled cheese, right?!

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Butter your other slice of bread and place it on top, buttered side up.

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Flip sammich when cheese is getting melty and bread is nice and browned to your liking.

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Now…devour!!!!!!!!  There is really no other way to eat this sammich than to DEVOUR it.  Cause it’s just so good.  Oh man.  I gotta go eat something.  Enjoy the recipe, Merry Late Christmas…peace out!!