Part of your gourmet Thanksgiving menu should always include "what to do with leftover turkey?". There's something special about a hot turkey sandwich fillings with mashed potatoes and gravy that you won't get bored with no matter how much leftover turkey you have! So how about this leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with gravy and all the sides! After all, it's the mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and stuffing that really bring it all together.
Best Turkey Club Sandwich Recipe
The best turkey club sandwich recipe can be a gourmet open-faced turkey sandwich; it can be as fancy as you'd like it or a simple leftover turkey sandwich.
We like to go full-on on the first day after Thanksgiving by adding all the Thanksgiving leftover sides - mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and the stuffing - into an authentic thick turkey club sandwich! Simply reliving that Thanksgiving dinner in the palm of my hands.
I live for leftovers because anytime I'm cooking a big batch, I do not have to worry about what's for lunch the next day (or week!)
Turkey Sandwich Ideas
If you have a lot of turkey leftover, here are some gourmet turkey sandwich healthy variation options you can try on different days.
1 - Gourmet Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with gravy and all the fixings
2 - Classic Turkey Sandwich with Havarti cheese, lettuce and tomatoes
3 - Vietnamese Turkey Sandwich Banh Mi with fresh cilantro, scallions and pickled carrots and radishes.
4 - Simple Leftover Turkey Sandwich - just hot turkey slices, butter and toast.
5 - Turkey, Bacon, Cranberry, and Brie Wraps - No-frill, easy make-ahead sandwiches for lunch that's a travel-friendly wrap!
Best Bread for Hot Thanksgiving Sandwiches
To make a killer 'best hot turkey sandwich recipe', you are going to need some hearty bread. We recommend thick slice sourdough bread. This bread, when toasted, really holds all the gravy, sauces and turkey meat together like a champ!
If you please, you can also enjoy it as a hot open faced turkey sandwich with stuffing! We don't judge!
What was on Ross's sandwich?
One of my favourite tv show is FRIENDS. Ross Geller's sandwich included classic Thanksgiving leftover dinner foods - turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and a piece of gravy soaked bread in the middle (The Moist Maker).
Moist Maker Friends Episode
If you are wondering which episode the moist maker appeared in. The Moist Maker appeared in in season 5, episode 9, aptly named "The One with Ross' sandwich."
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More Leftover Turkey Recipes Easy and Quick
Suppose you are looking for a more creative way to clean-eating leftover roast turkey. How about swapping the sandwiches for a healthy leftover turkey casserole or trying these recipes instead?
What to Serve with Turkey Sandwiches
Or if you are wondering what to serve with turkey sandwiches instead of chips, here are some ideas to get you started:
Part of your gourmet Thanksgiving menu should always include "what to do with leftover turkey?". There's something special about a hot turkey sandwich that you won't get bored with no matter how much leftover turkey you have! So how about this Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with gravy and all the sides! After all, it's the mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and stuffing that really bring it all together.
- 4 slices of sourdough bread, toasted
- 500g leftover roasted turkey, thick sliced
- 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 2 tbsp mayo (optional)
- 2 tbsp mashed potato (see my Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe)
- ½ C leftover stuffing
- 2 tbsp gravy, warmed
- ¼ C sauteed kale
- Toast 4 slices of sourdough bread.
- While the bread is toasted, reheat leftover turkey slices in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
- Spread one side of two pieces of toast with cranberry sauce, mashed potato, and mayo.
- Top each slice of bread with turkey slices, stuffing, gravy and sautéed kale.
- Spread remaining slices of toast with cranberry sauce and top sandwich.
- Cut in half and serve.
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