This crave-worthy Turkey Cranberry Sandwich recipe is easy to make for a quick lunch or for a party. The cranberry mayo recipe is included in the post!
I went to Duluth with my family a few weeks ago and was really looking forward to having this specific sandwich called a Lakewalk Special from a small cafe while we were there. The first evening, it was too late by the time we arrived. Then next day, we took a drive along the north shore of Lake Superior and weren’t back in Duluth at lunchtime. For dinner, we met friends at a restaurant, so I told my family that before we left the area on Sunday, I wanted to quickly stop and pick up a sandwich to take with me.
I got in line at the sandwich counter with about 3 people in front of me. The first couple placed their order and it was the same sandwich I wanted. Then, the person in front of me ordered the same sandwich too and before he completed his order, all three of them were told that the cafe was completely out of turkey. So, needless to say, I didn’t get my turkey sandwich and I was so disappointed.
I’ve been craving that sandwich ever since. What makes it so special? Well, it has made with thick slices of fresh bread, peppered turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and most importantly it has cranberry mayonnaise on it. So, I decided to make my own at home and it was outstanding. Today I am sharing this recipe because it is the perfect dish for our virtual baby shower for Megan from With Salt and Wit.
Megan is one of my food blogging friends and she is expecting a baby boy! Since all of us live in various parts of the country, we are having a virtual baby shower today and sharing delicious fall recipes in her honor. You can find links to all of the recipes below and don’t forget to visit With Salt and Wit to wish Megan the best.
Congratulations Megan! I am so excited for you and your husband and I can’t wait to see pictures of your precious baby boy.
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Butternut Squash, Pear and Ricotta Bruschetta– Floating Kitchen
No Churn Pumpkin Caramel Ice Cream– Pumpkin n’ Spice
Pumpkin Pie Fluff Dip – A Latte Food
Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins -Dinner at the Zoo
Pumpkin Polenta Cups– Cooking and Beer
Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast– Whole and Heavenly Oven
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast– The Weary Chef
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich– The Gunny Sack
Caramel Apple Mini Pie Cups– The Creative Bite
Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Cake– Joyful Healthy Eats
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – Deliciously Sprinkled
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting– Chez Catey Lou
Apple Cheesecake French Toast with Cider Maple Syrup- Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
Pear Pie with Pecan Streusel- The First Year
Apple Pie Rolls– Amy’s Healthy Baking
No Bake Apple Pie Bites– The Recipe Runner
Pumpkin Pie Mousse– Petite Allergy Treats
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars– Diary of a Recipe Collector
Cranberry Apple Cider Punch- Diethood
Start by making the cranberry mayo. Put mayonnaise and cranberry sauce in a bowl.
Whisk the two together until combined.
Now you are ready to make the sandwich, pile some peppered turkey breast on slices of fresh bread. I used a multi-grain bread from the bakery.
Next, add Swiss cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Spread the cranberry mayo on another slice of bread and then put it on the sandwich.
Don’t forget to serve them with sliced pickles on the side. These crave-worthy Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches are so easy to make for a quick lunch or to serve at a party!
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Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made my sandwich with cheddar cheese! I loved loved loved the cranberry Mayo. It takes the sandwich to a whole nother level!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
Oh my goodness! What have you girls done?! I am so flattered and beyond hungry now! I love a good ol turkey sandwich so this vamped up version with cranberry sauce? Just puts me even more in the mood for fall! Can’t wait to devour this one soon!
Thank you again! If you could see I am totally blushing 😉
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I’m happy that I’m not the only one who made turkey for a baby shower after all! We’re about to have turkey sandwiches for dinner, and I’m going to go raid my kitchen to see how close I can get to your recipe. These look amazing, Tonia!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Love that we can all come together to celebrate Megan and her growing family. And I love this sandwich! Sorry you didn’t get yours the other day, but making it at home is kind of even better sometimes! 🙂