Turkey Sandwich
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One of the simplest ways to make a quick and excellent supper out of leftover roast turkey is to make a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and cheese. You can put this on the table for lunch or dinner in a matter of minutes!

Whether it’s turkey tetrazzini, turkey pot pie, or this delectable turkey sandwich, I like a leftover turkey!

Which Bread Makes the Best Sandwiches?

Look for substantial bread that is dense and will support the fillings without becoming floppy or soggy when cut in half while making turkey sandwiches. Although excellent, dense crusty bakery bread should be thinly cut.

My absolute favorite type of bread is hearty, toasted whole grain bread. Pumpernickel or rye are also delicious. Although more delicate, toasted croissant halves or slices of brioche bread are also great.

Turkey Sandwich
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A Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Sandwiches made with sliced, toasted bread and mayonnaise are quite simple to create, but they shouldn’t be difficult to consume.

Nothing is more annoying than biting into a sandwich and having the delicious components fall into your lap! Prepare your ingredients with that in mind for the optimal eating experience.

Here are some suggestions for creating a sandwich that is both delicious and simple to eat:

  1. Cut the turkey (or use deli turkey if desired).
  2. Bread should be topped with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. Use only the flattest, tenderest portion of the lettuce leaf, or shred it.
  3. Sandwiches can be made in layers and then served.

Tips for Making a Turkey Sandwich

People, the possibilities are endless! At the very least, a traditional turkey sandwich comprises lettuce and tomato. Here are some other ways to transform your leftovers from Thanksgiving into a series of mouthwatering meals.

  • Hot Open Face – To make this hot sandwich, place slices of turkey on bread, top with dressing, and then cover with gravy.
  • On rye, pumpernickel, or your preferred bread, a plain grilled sandwich with slices of turkey, deli ham, American cheese, and tomato is served.
  • If you have a panini press, top rye bread slices with butter-buttered outsides and pile on the turkey, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut. Cook until golden and crispy. In a skillet, you can also grill.
    Serve this dish alongside Thousand Island Dressing.
  • Turkey Salad – Prepare a simple turkey salad recipe and stuff it between toasted English muffins or croissants!

One of the best things about Thanksgiving, according to my busy mother, was all the leftovers that could be turned into simple but delectable turkey meals. Who could blame her after spending two days in the kitchen chopping, grinding, and mashing?

The time has come for you to create your unique post-Thanksgiving sandwich.
The future? It might end up becoming just as customary as the festival itself!

Turkey Sandwich
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  • 4 slices of wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces cheese provolone or mozzarella
  • 6-8 slices deli turkey or 4 slices leftover turkey
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce


  1. Toast the bread just a bit.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on two of the pieces.
  3. Add cheese, turkey, lettuce, and tomatoes on the top (optional). If desired, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top the sandwich with the remaining bread slices spread with cranberry sauce.
  5. Cut in half and serve.


Top with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, pickles, or any of your favorite sandwich toppings!


Calories: 383 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg