Delight in Every Bite: Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli

Welcome to the delightful world of low-fat cuisine! Today, I present to you an extraordinary recipe of a turkey sandwich complimented with cranberry aioli, that is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. This sandwich is not only delicious but also an excellent source of healthy nutrients.

On a quest to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we often forget the benefits of flavorsome food. Well, let me say that this recipe is the perfect answer for those who want to have tasty yet low-fat decadent diet ever. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no love more sincere than the love for food,” and we guarantee that this love will conquer all!

This recipe has been crafted with a blend of ingredients that will appeal to your mood and taste buds. The roasted turkey breast is tender and juicy, and it’s complemented with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce that is sure to create fireworks in your mouth. The rosemary aioli adds another level of flavor that brings balance into the dish.

Are you on the lookout for an excellent meal prep to fill your lunchtime hunger pangs? Look no further! Leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with cranberry aioli tasty spread along with whole berry cranberry sauce makes for a satisfying meal.

Now, without further ado, let’s explore this recipe and dive into the world of healthy snacks and meals that are full of flavors and welcome you to our table!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat)
Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat)

Friends, I am here today to convince you why you’ll never go back to your boring turkey sandwich once you try this Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli. This low-fat recipe is a delightful twist to the classic turkey sandwich complimented with the goodness of cranberry and rosemary aioli. Trust me; this sandwich will be a game-changer in your everyday meal plan.

Firstly, it is low-fat but doesn’t compromise on flavor. This sandwich is flavorful yet low in calories (7-9g) and can cater to your decadent diet ever cookbook. Secondly, the ingredients are easy to find, and the process is quick and simple. You only need 10 ingredients, including slices of whole-grain bread, lettuce, lean turkey breast, light mayonnaise dijon mustard, and leftover cranberry sauce. In under 15 minutes, you have a scrumptious turkey cranberry aioli sandwich ready right before your eyes!

But wait until you take the first bite! The cranberry rosemary aioli is such a game-changer as it adds a whole new level of taste to your typical turkey sandwich. The tangy and slightly sweet taste of cranberry and dried rosemary mixed with aioli pairs so well with juicy roasted turkey that it would be hard not to go for seconds.

Finally, the versatility of this recipe makes it all worthwhile. You can use leftover Thanksgiving turkey or even substitute turkey stuffing with Brie cranberry cheese. And it doesn’t stop there; you can use different bread options like ciabatta bread or focaccia bread for variety.

So what are you waiting for? Make this turkey cranberry aioli sandwich your new healthy snack or an easy meal prep option perfect for any day of the week or even when hosting friends for lunch. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed with a satisfying bite that feels fancy yet straightforward!

Ingredient List

 Get ready for a taste of Thanksgiving in every bite!
Get ready for a taste of Thanksgiving in every bite!

For the cranberry aioli:

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary

For the turkey sandwich:

  • 2 slices of focaccia bread or ciabatta bread
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3-4 slices of roasted turkey breast or leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • Lettuce and tomato for garnish

Optional Substitutes and Variations:

  • Spread cream cheese or goat cheese on the bread slice for added creaminess
  • Replace the turkey with brie for a Brie Cranberry Aioli sandwich
  • Use leftover turkey stuffing to add flavor and texture to your turkey sandwich

Don’t fret about having leftovers from Thanksgiving, this recipe is the perfect solution! With just a few ingredients from your pantry and some leftover turkey, you can make this delightful Turkey Sandwich complimented by the Cranberry Rosemary Aioli. The aioli is flavorful yet low-fat, thanks to its light mayonnaise base. This recipe is perfect for those who want to maintain a decadent diet but still enjoy a filling meal.

The Recipe How-To

Now let’s get to the fun part and learn how to make this delightful Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli!


  • 2 slices of focaccia bread
  • 1 tbsp of light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 2 slices of leftover Thanksgiving roasted turkey
  • Lettuce and tomato for toppings


  1. First, slice your focaccia bread in half horizontally into two equal pieces.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of the bread.
  3. Spread cranberry sauce on one side of the bread, then sprinkle dried rosemary on top.
  4. Layer one slice of leftover roasted turkey on top of the cranberry sauce mixture.
  5. Add lettuce and tomato on top of the turkey, then add another slice of turkey on top.
  6. Finally, place the other piece of bread on top and press down gently to create a sandwich.

Serve and enjoy your delicious turkey cranberry aioli sandwich!

This recipe is great for meal prep or a quick lunch during a busy day. You can also grill the sandwich in a panini press for an extra crispy finish. Have some leftover turkey? This recipe can be used as a template for a variety of tasty creations such as turkey burgers or even wrap sandwiches.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Use goat cheese instead of brie for a tangy twist.
  • Swap out ciabatta bread for the focaccia bread.
  • For added texture and nutrition, stuff the sandwich with leftover turkey stuffing.

Now that you know how to make this scrumptious dish, it’s time to experiment and make it your own by adding some creativity into your cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

Attention, cooks of all levels! Put your creativity hats on and let’s dive into the world of substitutions and variations for our delightful Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli. This recipe is incredibly versatile and can easily be customized to suit your taste buds or dietary needs.

If you’re looking for a low-carb option, ditch the bread and serve this sandwich on a bed of crispy lettuce leaves. Alternatively, you can use whole-grain tortillas or wraps for a more portable option that makes a great on-the-go lunch.

Want to switch up the turkey? Try using leftover Thanksgiving turkey instead of roasted turkey breast for a more festive touch. You can even use turkey stuffing as a condiment for extra flavor.

If cranberry sauce isn’t your jam, don’t fret! Swap it out for other types of fruit spread, such as fig or apricot jam. Better yet, try making a tangy goat cheese sandwich with fresh arugula and sliced pear topped with cranberry sauce.

For those looking to reduce calories even further, use light cream cheese in place of brie cheese in the aioli mixture. Additionally, replace regular mayonnaise with Greek yogurt or avocado mayo to cut fat content while still maintaining a satisfying mouthfeel.

Last but not least, if you’re feeling adventurous, add some sliced roasted red peppers or pickled onions for an extra zing. And don’t forget to share in the comments any other modifications you may have made that make this turkey cranberry aioli sandwich even more delicious!

Serving and Pairing

Serving and pairing are as critical as any other aspect of this delightful turkey sandwich. The sandwich is complemented perfectly by the tangy cranberry aioli, contributing a flavorful yet low-fat decadence to your diet. The sandwich should be served with lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, pickles, or any other suitable garnish.

The turkey cranberry aioli will also taste great paired with roasted potatoes, potato salad or coleslaw for a meal that’s both wholesome and delicious. For those looking for healthy snacks or meals, turkey burgers created with leftovers from Thanksgiving turkey and the cranberry aioli can satisfy everyone in the family who loves light meals.

Aside from that, I recommend serving this turkey cranberry aioli on a toasted ciabatta bread to take it up a notch. You could also try leftover Thanksgiving sandwich options with the aioli sauce—the possibilities are limitless!

This sandwich is already scrumptious and fulfilling on its own, but you might also prefer it as part of your meal prep. With this preparation, you won’t have to worry about what’s for lunch when you’re in a hurry.

You may pair goat cheese with the cranberry sauce if you are searching for more flavor combinations on the brie and cranberry front. This will add a rich flavor to the sandwich that will contrast well with the delightful turkey.

With so many choices available for pairing and serving, this recipe presents an opportunity for multiple variations at each meal time. Regardless of your preferred pairing choice., one thing remains: this turkey cranberry aioli is a satisfying and tasty addition to your menu rotation that keeps you happy while maintaining your health goals.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

When it comes to meal prep and planning, this Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli recipe is a fantastic choice as you can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for later. By simply storing the sandwich components separately, you can assemble the sandwich right before serving to ensure maximum freshness.

If you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is a delicious and easy way to use up those leftovers. You can even make an extra sandwich or two and store them in airtight containers for a healthy snack or lunch during the week.

When it comes to storing the components of this sandwich, be sure to keep them separate to avoid sogginess. Store each component in its own container: the bread slices, lettuce, tomato, turkey breast, and cranberry aioli. You can also store the leftover cranberry sauce in a separate container.

To reheat the turkey breast, simply place it in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 30 seconds or until warmed through. The cranberry aioli can be reheated on low heat in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave.

When it’s time to assemble your sandwich, take out all of your stored ingredients and layer them onto your bread slices. If you want a warm sandwich, you can heat up the assembled sandwich in a panini press or on a heated skillet until the cheese is melted and everything is warmed through. Otherwise, enjoy your cold turkey sandwich with refreshing cranberry aioli spread!

Tips for Perfect Results

Making a delightful turkey sandwich with cranberry aioli is quite easy however there are some small details that you should pay attention to so as to avoid mistakes and achieve the best results possible. Here are some tips that will help you prepare a delicious turkey cranberry aioli sandwich without any hassle.

Firstly, don’t skip the dried rosemary spice which adds a depth of flavor and aroma to your aioli. It is a vital ingredient that provides a taste of Thanksgiving turkey stuffing to your sandwich. If you don’t have dried rosemary on hand, fresh rosemary leaves can be used instead, but make sure to use half the amount called for in the recipe.

Secondly, while making the aioli sauce, be sure to whisk it well until all ingredients are well combined and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy. When you mix your low fat mayonnaise with cranberry sauce or whole berry cranberry sauce, it’s easy for the mixture to have lumps. So keep stirring until you get a consistent texture.

Thirdly, place the turkey breast onto an oven-safe pan and roast it until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F/70°C. This ensures that your meat stays juicy and flavorful.

Fourthly, always use high-quality bread when preparing any sandwich. In this case, focaccia bread is ideal for holding heavy filling without falling apart. Choose extra-thick slices of bread if possible so that the aioli doesn’t soak through it easily.

Finally, try experimenting with different fillings! Brie cheese pairs well with cranberry sauce and makes for a fantastic alternative to roasted turkey on this sandwich. Alternatively, spread some cream cheese on one side of the bread before loading it up with other ingredients.

By following these simple tips, you can make a truly scrumptious Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat) Recipe in no time!


As with any recipe, it’s normal to have a few questions or concerns. To make sure that you achieve the best results with this satisfying turkey sandwich with cranberry aioli (low-fat) recipe, I put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help clear up any doubts and make sure you’re all set for turkey sandwich success. Check them out below!

How many calories are in a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich?

This serving of Nood Turkey & Cranberry Sauce Sandwich is a scrumptious meal that contains 21 grams of carbs in total, with 18.7 grams being net carbs. It also has 7.9 grams of both fat and protein, making it a balanced and tasty option that comes in at only 129 calories.

What is a turkey and cranberry sandwich called?

For many years, residents of certain regions in New England have enjoyed a timeless meal featuring turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy served between slices of bread. This well-loved sandwich has been traditionally referred to as the Pilgrim or the Gobbler, and is not only limited to Thanksgiving celebrations, but is also enjoyed all year round.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat) Recipe is a must-try for anyone who wants a delightful turkey sandwich complimented by the taste of cranberry, rosemary and aioli. Not only is it flavorful yet low fat making it a great addition to any decadent diet ever cookbook, but the recipe is also easy to follow, with ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens.

By using light mayonnaise and leftover Thanksgiving turkey, you can create a healthy and delicious meal that will satisfy your cravings for comfort food without making you feel guilty. The best part is that you can easily modify this recipe to suit your preferences, whether you add brie or goat cheese or substitute regular bread with ciabatta bread.

With this recipe, you can also create turkey burgers or healthy snacks for meal prep! Furthermore, the cranberry sauce adds a unique touch of flavor to what would otherwise have been an ordinary sandwich.

Give it a try today and enjoy the taste of a blissful combination of ingredients!

Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat)

Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Aioli (Low Fat) Recipe

A delightful turkey sandwich complimented with a cranberry rosemary aioli. Flavorful yet low fat. From The Most Decadent Diet Ever cookbook by Devin Alexander, author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Easy, Lunch, Meat, Poultry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 355.9kcal


  • 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary (to taste)
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread
  • 3 3/4 ounces extra-lean shaved turkey (low-sodium preferred)
  • 1 leaf lettuce, red or 1 leaf lettuce, green


  • Whisk the cranberry sauce, mayonnaise and rosemary in a small bowl, until smooth and well combined.
  • Place on slice of bread on a plate. Pile the turkey evenly on top of it. add the lettuce. Spread the cranberry mixture evenly over the second slice of bread and then flip the slice atop the sandwich. Serve immediately, or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Serving: 185g | Calories: 355.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25.7g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 74.9mg | Sodium: 390.9mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 9.1g

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