Photo by: Annabelle Breakey

Turkey Sandwiches with Shallots, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese

This sandwich combines some very familiar Thanksgiving flavors (turkey and cranberry) with enough surprising ones (shallots and blue cheese) to make you forget you're eating leftovers. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.

  • Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 none shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 5 tablespoons soft blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 none crusty sandwich rolls, such as ciabatta, sliced in half and toasted
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce (any kind)
  • 8 none slices cooked turkey breast (about 1/4 in. thick)
  • 4 none leaves romaine lettuce


1. Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots and salt, stir, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft and browned, about 15 minutes (if shallots appear to be browning too quickly, reduce heat to low). Taste shallots and add more salt if necessary.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together blue cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.

3. Spread top half of each roll with cranberry sauce. Generously spread bottom halves with blue-cheese mayonnaise and layer with turkey slices (at least 2 per sandwich), lettuce, shallots, and the top bread halves.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 524none
  • Calories from fat: 52%
  • Protein: 33g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 998mg
  • Cholesterol: 91mg

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Turkey Sandwiches with Shallots, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese Recipe