12 Classic Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipes
As much as a full, delicious Thanksgiving feast is something to look forward to every year, the leftovers are just as exciting. Give roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, and that epic cheese board a second life on a turkey sandwich. Sliced or diced, leftover roasted turkey gets a new makeover in these enticing recipes.
There's nothing like layering all of the delicious leftover mains and sides on a flaky buttermilk biscuit or hearty rye bread the day after the holiday. A leftover turkey sandwich is an absolute must for lunch or dinner. However, these sandwiches can live beyond Black Friday, too. When you want to change up the pace from a traditional deli turkey sandwich for your weekday desk lunch, make use of tender, flavorful roast turkey. Cut the remaining Thanksgiving turkey into thin slices and wrap tightly to use for three to four days after Thanksgiving.
Some of our favorite leftover turkey sandwiches include one made with ketchup, chopped cornichons, and mustard (and even a smear of leftover cranberry sauce if you so choose!); a Cuban-inspired Spicy Turkey Medianoches made with layers of flavorful prosciutto and Swiss cheese; and a slightly sweet Turkey Monte Cristo, which marries Thanksgiving essentials with the fixings of a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
So, instead of reheating Thanksgiving turkey in the oven with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole on the side for dinner, give each slice of poultry a delicious upgrade in these leftover turkey sandwich. They may even inspire you to roast turkey more than once a year!
Spicy Turkey Medianoches
No Mayo Turkey Sandwich
Turkey Salad Sandwich
Open-faced sandwiches are a simple way to highlight a variety of colorful, textural ingredients that would otherwise be hidden between sliced bread. Layer diced roasted turkey, apple slices, celery, and cucumbers atop rustic bread such as ciabatta or sourdough for a delicious, fresh turkey salad.
Turkey Monte Cristo
Turkey Cobb Sandwich
Have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—this sandwich packs a satisfying bite any time of day. Applewood-smoked bacon, sliced turkey, avocado, tomato, and blue cheese are stacked on a toasted brioche bun. Top it all off with an over-easy fried egg for a flavorful twist on a classic breakfast sandwich.
Turkey Banh Mi
The Rachel Sandwich
Turkey and Onion Sandwich
Turkey, Cheddar, and Green-Apple Sandwich
Martha's Turkey Sandwich
Give leftover Thanksgiving turkey a brand new life in this lunchtime sandwich. Mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, and chopped cornichons to make the Thousand Island-inspired dressing for this sandwich. Bacon, radicchio, and watercress punch up the flavor, too.