The perfect way to use Thanksgiving leftovers is to make a turkey cranberry sandwich. First, let's make my Cranberry Walnut Bread with Sourdough Discard for a slice of bread to make a tasty sandwich.
Then, let's go to Honey Baked Ham for the perfect turkey. Yes, I know a food blogger should probably make their own but this has been a tradition for me and my husband.
It started because it was hot one Thanksgiving and having the oven on for 2 to 3 hours turned out to be a nightmare in the condo. It was so abnormally hot that day, that we decided to never make another turkey ever again! So there you have it, I make the sides and let's not forget Apple Pie for dessert!
Different Ways To Make Turkey Sandwiches
My favorite options are to make my favorite sandwiches with turkey leftovers or turkey slices. Here are my favorite combos that I will make during the holiday season for the best sandwich and a great lunch the next day.
Basic Leftover Sandwich
- 2 slices of bread
- cheddar cheese
- little mayo
- leftover meat
- Lettuce and tomatoes
Advance Open-Face Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
- Cranberry Walnut Bread toasted to golden brown
- roast turkey thin slices
- slices of provolone cheese
- homemade cranberry sauce
- Dijon mustard with mayo
- favorite lettuce > arugula
- sprinkled olive oil
First, you need to toast the bread and once cool, Dijon mustard with mayo.
Then get the provolone cheese and layer it on top of the bread.
Now get your nicely dried arugula lettuce and place it on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle a little olive oil with a dash of salt
Layer about 6 slices of turkey, which is just the right amount of protein 21 grams.
Top the cranberry sauce on top of the turkey.
And for the finishing touch, sprinkle a little olive oil.
Jeff's Thanksgiving Sandwich
Nothing goes to waste and who doesn't love a turkey sandwich in America? but my husband has different taste buds for a turkey sandwich and here are his combos.
- 2 piece of bread - grill pan
- red onion
- tomato slice
- plain cream cheese or white cheddar
- canned cranberry sauce
- leftover thanksgiving turkey
- Stuffing on top
Fun Facts about Turkey
- National Turkey Federation says 91% of Americans eat turkey — about 675 million pounds of it — for Thanksgiving.
- Americans really started to step up their sandwich game during the Great Depression,
- In 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, invented the sandwich that changed dining forever.
- In 1925, Hot Brown was first served at Louisville's Brown Hotel. An open-face sandwich, thick-sliced turkey, cheesy Mornay sauce, crisp bacon, and tomatoes, all baked until bubbling hot, was created.
More Thanksgiving Recipes
This is by far my favorite sandwich after Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. A delicious turkey sandwich can be enjoyed year-round with the Honey Baked Ham reward plan which if you have had the turkey or ham you know nothing else compares. It is an easy sandwich to make for a great way to use the leftovers. Until next time my beautiful friends, as my quest continues for the perfect bite!
Leftovers Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
- 1 Cranberry Walnut Bread toasted to golden brown
- 6 roast turkey thin slices
- 1 slices provolone cheese
- 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon mayonaise
- ¼ cup arugula
- sprinkled olive oil
- First, you need to toast the bread and once cool, Dijon mustard with mayo.
- Then get the provolone cheese and layer it on top of the bread.
- Now get your nicely dried arugula lettuce and place it on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle a little olive oil with a dash of salt
- Layer about 6 slices of turkey, which is just the right amount of protein 21 grams.
- Top the cranberry sauce on top of the turkey.
- And for the finishing touch, sprinkle a little olive oil and serve!
- Cool the bread before the mayo and mustard so not to melt in the bread.
- Pile ham with turkey if you have it.
- Make the bread before and slice and freeze to use for Thanksgiving or Christmas.