The number one thing I’ve missed while being pregnant for the past nine months is a Mayflower sandwich. If you live in or around Boston, you know it well because it’s a classic around here. It’s a combination of deli turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce—the kind of sandwich you probably make the day after Thanksgiving, only here in Massachusetts we’ve made it a year-round kinda thing. I’ve craved that turkey and cranberry sauce sammy nonstop for nine solid months, so it’s only fitting that it’s the very first thing I plan to eat once our son arrives—and the sandwich I plan on eating all through the fall (until the craving dies down a little).
Here is my spin on one of Boston’s best sandwiches, the Mayflower: a turkey melt on seedy multigrain bread with whole berry cranberry sauce, sprouts, and plenty of Land O Lakes® Deli American—one of the items that’s always in my fridge. In fact, Land O Lakes® Deli American is likely as permanent a fixture in Massachusetts as the good ol’ Mayflower sandwich itself.
It’s super duper creamy, incredibly versatile, has just the right amount of salty flavor, and it melts beautifully. My mom has been getting it freshly sliced at the deli counter for as long as I can remember and using it in cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese…you name it. There’s a reason it’s the #1 Deli American.
Consider this Mayflower-inspired turkey and cranberry melt my new favorite sandwich. I hope you make it and love it as much as I do!