Martha Stewart fans are loving her recipe for a leftover turkey sandwich that looks like a Thanksgiving grilled cheese

Martha Stewart fans are loving her recipe for a leftover turkey sandwich that looks like a Thanksgiving grilled cheese
Martha Stewart knows her way around a grilled cheese.Cindy Ord/Getty Images
  • Martha Stewart has a Monte Cristo recipe that swaps out ham for turkey to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.
  • The home-cooking expert calls it a cross between French toast and a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • While it's not a new recipe — Stewart released it in 2014, and reshared it following this year's holiday — it's a hit with her fans with many planning to make the sandwich this weekend.
  • Stewart's recipe calls for eight ingredients including turkey, cranberry sauce, and cheddar cheese, and it can be made ahead of time.

Martha Stewart is the ultimate lifestyle guru. She's known for her culinary prowess, and she even became a billionaire in a single day when her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, went public in 1999.

Not only does the home cooking icon have an endless backlog of recipes for amateur cooks to make, but she's proved she knows her way around leftovers as well with her turkey Monte Cristo recipe.

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Typically, a Monte Cristo is made with ham and cheese. This recipe allows you to make use of any leftover roast turkey and cranberry sauce you have taking up space in your refrigerator after last night's Thanksgiving dinner.
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In addition to the leftovers, the recipe calls for bread, butter, eggs, white pepper, whole milk, and cheddar cheese.

The cheese and egg-dipped bread sets this sandwich apart from other typical Thanksgiving leftover lunches — even the iconic "Friends" moistmaker.

While it's not a new recipe — Stewart released it in 2014, and reshared it following this year's holiday — it appears to be a hit with her fans with many commenting on the Instagram post that they plan to make the sandwich this weekend.
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Stewart has another grown-up grilled cheese recipe (which beat out Ina Garten's in a taste test) that can be adapted to include more of your holiday leftovers.

Martha Stewart fans are loving her recipe for a leftover turkey sandwich that looks like a Thanksgiving grilled cheese
We tried Stewart's grown-up grilled cheese recipe and loved it.Rachel Askinasi/Insider
The grilled cheese recipe calls for jam or mustard, fruit or bacon, cheese, and leaves room for other mix-ins to be included as well. It was easy to make, in my experience, and has variations that should please anyone. If you want to give it the leftover treatment, you can use cranberry sauce instead of jam. Thinly sliced, crispy potatoes would add some crunch along with torn pieces of turkey. Have saucy greens leftover? Throw those between the bread with a complimentary cheese as well. If you have any greens in a tomato sauce, my advice is to try adding some mozzarella or provolone for a heavenly combination.
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