The Gooey Gobbler is a grilled cheese sandwich piled high with roast turkey, smoked gouda and cranberry sauce. It’s a fall grilled cheese recipe that is perfect for using up those Thanksgiving leftovers!

stacked wheat bread turkey grilled cheese sandwich

One of my favorite things about fall is the food. I’m not talking pumpkin lattes.  I mean good, wholesome, comfort food. The kind of food you cook on a cold, rainy afternoon that just makes you feel warm and happy. There are so many comfort food recipes I love but a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of hot soup have to be at the top of my list. Of course as I’ve gotten older my taste in grilled cheese sandwiches has become a little more refined. No more American cheese for me!

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Sara Lee Artesano golden wheat bread with turkey and gouda

The Gooey Gobbler has a lot of great fall flavors going on. It starts with two slices of thick, soft, Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread. If you’re a grilled cheese fan you know that the bread is just as important as the cheese and the new Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread is perfect for creating the ultimate fall grilled cheese recipe! It has thick, flour-dusted slices that can support a sandwich overflowing with delicious ingredients. Those thick slices mean that the bread toasts perfectly on the outside but stays soft and fluffy on the inside. Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread has a great flavor too. It is made with olive oil, sea salt, and a touch of honey and it doesn’t have any high fructose corn syrup or added colors or flavors. It perfectly complements a grilled cheese and doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.

grilled cheese with gouda, turkey and cranberry sauce

Onto that thick, soft bread goes a homemade sage butter made by dicing up fresh sage and combining it with softened butter. It ensures that the bread crisps up perfectly on the outside and it complements the thick slices of turkey on the inside. Along with a great bread a grilled cheese requires an awesome cheese. The Gooey Gobbler Grilled Cheese Sandwich uses smoked gouda and I absolutely loved the smoky flavor with the turkey and sage butter. The final ingredient is cranberry sauce. We all know that cranberry sauce and turkey is the perfect pairing and the tart tang of the cranberry sauce put this grilled cheese sandwich over the top.

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Gooey Gobbler

The Gooey Gobbler is a grilled cheese sandwich piled high with roast turkey, smoked gouda and cranberry sauce. It's a fall grilled cheese recipe that is perfect for using up those Thanksgiving leftovers!


  • 2 slices Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread
  • 1 tsp Fresh sage, , roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Salted butter, , room temperature
  • 3 slices Smoked Gouda
  • 1/2 c Leftover Thanksgiving turkey, (or oven roasted turkey breast)
  • 1 tbsp Cranberry Jam


  • Begin by mixing the fresh sage with the room temperature butter and set aside.
  • Add 1.5 slices of Gouda to one slice of bread. Next, add the leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry jelly. Place the remaining Gouda on top and cap with the remaining slice of bread. Evenly smear the sage butter onto both exteriors of the sandwich and set aside.
  • Grill the sandwich in a cast iron skillet until the bread is golden brown and the smoked Gouda has melted (approximately 5-10 minutes). Remove from heat and let sit for 1 minute before slicing in half.
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Sara Lee

This year it’s going to be Gooey Gobblers for everyone the day after Thanksgiving. There is no better way you could use up all of those Thanksgiving leftovers!

whole wheat bread and turkey with cranberry sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread.