Today’s Recipe: Day-after Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches

There are countless recipes and ways to use up Thanksgiving Day leftovers, but there’s always a clear favorite among them: the classic turkey sandwich. Beyond the deliciously simple turkey, mayo, salt, and pepper sandwich on a dinner roll, here are some of our favorite ways to serve up leftovers in a sandwich.

Sandwich #1: Turkey & Gravy

This sandwich is just a step up from the classic turkey & mayo. A broiled hoagie roll with cheddar cheese and turkey all topped off with savory turkey gravy sprinkled with fresh minced parsley.

Sandwich #2: Turkey Cranberry

This sandwich combines whole wheat bread with cream cheese on the top slice, cranberry sauce on the bottom slice, and filled with turkey and broccoli sprouts.

Sandwich #3: Turkey & Swiss

The simple name doesn’t do this sandwich any favors. It packs a lot of flavor in a small dinner roll. First, the roll is broiled with Swiss cheese on the top half, then it’s slathered with a combination of horseradish and mayonnaise on the bottom half, then it’s topped with fresh spinach, caramelized onions, and hot turkey.


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Yum!! I will take the one with left over cranberry sauce. We ate dinner at a friend’s house so now I wish I had some leftovers.

  2. Heather says:

    My dad called the turkey cranberry sandwich “Pink Ladies” He would use toasted sourdough bread, mayo, swiss cheese, turkey, cranberry sauce, cream cheese, and alfalfa sprouts. They were delicious, and they must have had his special touch, because whenever I make them, they do not turn out as good. I miss my daddy so much, but this brought back great memories for me. Thanks.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I am going to ditto last year’s comment because we ate at the same friend’s house yesterday and I don’t have any left overs to enjoy!

  4. Ruth says:

    Going to try this when I cook a turkey, but I’m going to use my raspberry jalapeño jam! Have had these b/4 with the cranberries and it is good eats!

  5. rosalynne brown says:

    I tried the turkey with cranberry sauce and it was so yummy that is a keeper thanks so much rosalynne brown

  6. Kay (Old Cowgirl) Montoya says:

    We have eaten these every day after Thanksgiving: white bread, mayo, cranberry sauce, turkey and my two daughters stuffed-stuffing in theirs. They liked my cornbread, sourdough, sausage, sage, butter, giblet stuffing. Go figure!

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