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Believe it or not, I actually look forward to leftover turkey on Boxing Day! No exact measures for this sandwich - just use up whatever you have or whatever takes your fancy.


County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

1 person made this

IngredientsServes: 1

  • 2 slices of crusty bread (per person)
  • Leftover pate (or mayo)
  • Leftover turkey and ham
  • 1 or 2 slices of tomato
  • Mixed lettuce leaves
  • Leftover cranberry sauce
  • Salt and pepper

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Lightly toast two slices of crusty bread. While still warm, spread a layer of pate (or mayo) over one slice. Spread cranberry sauce over the other.
  2. Top one slice with slices of leftover roast turkey and ham, lettuce and tomato. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. Top with other slice of bread and enjoy!

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These 10 Delicious Turkey Sandwiches Are Loaded With Protein

THE BEST thing about roasting a turkey&mdashregardless of its Thanksgiving or not&mdash is all the leftovers.

The worst thing about roasting a turkey&mdashregardless of if its Thanksgiving or not&mdashis all the leftovers.

Sure, the first few turkey-cheese sandwiches are good, but you shortly realize that you still have, like, four pounds of meat left and you only have a few more days to eat it before that carcass comes back to bite you (figuratively speaking).

In lieu of putting turkey into places where it doesn't belong&mdashsuch as lasagna, omelets, egg rolls, or whatever other weirdo stuff mommy bloggers suggest&mdashdon't give up on the turkey sandwich.

Leftover turkey sandwiches are high in protein, low in fuss, and endlessly adaptable. That said, there are two basic rules you should follow to improve the quality of every turkey sandwich you make.

Rule 1: Always toast the bread (when applicable).

Toasting the bread enhances sandwich flavor and reinforces structural integrity. The toaster is fine, but heartier breads (ciabatta, baguette) benefit from a minute or three beneath the broiler to turn crisp outside and chewy inside.

Rule 2: Don't overload the sandwich.

Balance between bread, spreads, and toppings are key to a satisfying&mdashnot sloppy&mdashsandwich eating experience. Each recipe that follows makes two sandwiches. Double the flavor by distributing the spread on the top and bottom bread slices. Then add ½ cup sliced turkey to the bottom slice, followed by an equal portion of the topping and finally the top slice.

Stop stuffing down boring turkey sandwiches and gobble up one&mdashor all ten!&mdashof these stacks instead.


The secret to a great leftover turkey sandwich is to steam leftover turkey in the oven so that the meat stays tender and juicy without drying up!

Post-Thanksgiving blues are no fun. You had a fabulous meal, had a great time with family, and now you’re spending the rest of the evening with your pants unfastened to accommodate that over-sized food baby. And you think you’re done with turkey, but you have enough Thanksgiving leftovers for the next day, and a few more days after that!

There are plenty of fantastic ways to revamp those Thanksgiving leftovers and give them delicious, new life! The simplest way to revamp leftover turkey or leftover Thanksgiving food is to make a tasty Leftover Turkey Sandwich!

This Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich is so easy and adaptable. You can use whatever you have leftover to make them. And since I like to serve these for breakfast/brunch the following day, my leftover turkey sandwich ALWAYS has an egg on top – that’s pretty much non-negotiable for me.

How can I make sure the leftover turkey isn’t dry the following day and stays perfectly juicy?

Dry turkey isn’t going to make this Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich particularly appetizing. Sure, gravy can fix it to an extent, but not really. Your tender, juicy, succulent turkey from the previous day quickly turns dry and insipid the next day as you reheat it, and that’s enough to ruin a great sandwich. The red meat of turkey isn’t so much of a problem, but the white meat (turkey breast) is usually the culprit.

So here’s the secret to keeping that turkey juicy the following day as well – steam the leftover turkey! Gently reheating the turkey wrapped in foil or parchment paper is a simple way to ensure that your leftover turkey tastes just as good as it did the previous day.

Since I made a few different Thanksgiving turkey recipes for the blog this year, I had two types of leftover turkey to choose from.

You can slice the turkey roast into any thickness you prefer. You can go thick for the turkey roulade (Thanksgiving turkey roll), and thin for the turkey breast, if you like. Then place the sliced turkey in separate pieces of foil, along with a knob (or two) of butter on top of the turkey, and fold the foil into separate parcels.

Then I place these foil packets in the oven and reheat them at a low temperature until they are nice and warm, and properly reheated. I prefer to make several smaller foil packets (with few slices of turkey per parcel), rather than one large parcel containing all the leftover turkey, so that it’s faster and the turkey steams evenly. This can take between 15-30 minutes, depending on how thick the slices are, and how much leftover turkey you have, so keep an eye on it.

I’ve tried heating the turkey in the microwave, and on the pan, but the meat dries out very quickly with both methods. But steaming the leftover turkey the oven, always gives me great results. But if you feel like using the stove-top is easier for you, go for it – you can use a non-stick pan, and add some butter, and heat the turkey on low-medium to keep it as juicy as possible.

What can I put on my leftover turkey sandwich?

The best thing about this Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich is how adaptable it is. You can add whatever you like.

Turkey gravy I love adding turkey gravy because it’s got SO MUCH flavor! And like I said, the turkey gravy can mask dry turkey meat to an extent. Just be prepared for the gravy dribble though…

Cranberry sauce – Adds a delightfully tart sweetness to this leftover turkey sandwich. The sweet and savory combo of cranberry sauce is always a winner, and there’s a reason why cranberry sauce and turkey belong together.

Roasted vegetables – I mean, why not? I haven’t added any for the leftover turkey sandwich pictured here (because I didn’t have any leftover roasted veggies), but I have done that in the past, and I usually like to add brussels sprouts, or smashed roasted potatoes, or roasted carrots.

Other extra additions for this sandwich

  • Egg (fried, poached, scrambled, omelette – whatever you like!)
  • Cheese (I didn’t want cheese in mine, but a slice of cheddar would be delicious too)
  • Lettuce
  • Sauteed onions
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes

While I prefer to make these sandwiches with brioche bread, you can use any kind of bread you like too.

  • Bread slices
  • Burger buns
  • Hot dog buns
  • Whole-grain bread
  • White bread
  • Gluten free bread

But the bottom line is that you just can’t go wrong with this leftover turkey sandwich! Steam the turkey so that it retains that tender, juicy texture, and then go ahead and add whatever Thanksgiving leftovers you’ve got!

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Pin & Save This Healthy Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe

This has become a staple item for us after our Thanksgiving turkey feast and I hope it becomes yours too! Leftover turkey salad sandwiches, grilled to a crisp exterior, are a delicious use of leftover turkey meat without getting tired of the same flavors:-)!


Turkey Reuben

Reubens generally use corned beef, but this turkey Reuben version turns the classic into a slightly healthier option. Once you make your own homemade Thousand Island dressing, you'll never buy a bottled version ever again. And don't worry about measuring too carefully—this recipe lends itself well to just eyeballing it.


Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Got extra turkey? You’ll look forward to digging in with these crave-worthy recipes (that will have your leftovers used up in no time).

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After I smoke my turkey, I remove any leftovers from the bone and discard the skin and bones. You can also save the bones for an amazing homemade stock or freeze the bones until you make that stock later on.

Chop up all the meat into bite-sized portions. I usually chop the dark mean and slice the white meat. This makes grabbing meat for quick cold sandwiches or salad toppers easy.

To keep the turkey fresh, I store the turkey in a sealed airtight container for up to 4 days.