Turkey Panini With Candied Bacon

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by CJAY8248

Just in time for those Thanksgiving leftovers. I made the cranberry sauce yesterday and the candied bacon this morning. Hopefully, you’ll have some cranberry sauce left.

Top Review by Susie D

We liked this sandwich and made it twice. It was a great use of leftover turkey & cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving. All of the parts of the sandwich meld together into a delicious combination, but the candied bacon takes it over the top! I'll be making it for other sandwiches so this is a winner of a recipe for me. Thanks chef & good luck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make cranberry sauce (or use leftover) as follows:.
  2. Mix cranberries, sugar, orange juice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; simmer until berries pop. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Make candied bacon:.
  4. Preheat oven to 400*. Mix brown sugar and chili powder. Coat each slice of bacon on both sides with sugar mixture. Place bacon on a cookie sheet with sides and bake 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  5. Saute onions, poblano, and red bell pepper in olive oil.
  6. Spread rolls with mayo (if using). Spread cranberry sauce over mayo. Top with basil, turkey, sauteed veggies, bacon, and cheese.
  7. Cook on preheated panini grill until hot and cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes. Serve with additional cranberry sauce on the side.

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