Now that Thanksgiving is over, what do you do with all that leftover turkey? Sure you can continue to enjoy full plates of all the feast leftovers, but that gets old eventually.
I’ve got a delicious recipe for you today that’s a great way to use up leftover turkey. This Leftover Turkey Sandwich is sweet, savory, and tastes just like a turkey dinner.
And I daresay, it’s about as good as Ross’s leftover turkey sandwich from Friends. Remember that episode? “MY SANDWICH? YOU ATE MY SANDWICH?!” When poor Ross was having anger management issues and his boss ate the much-looked-forward-to turkey sandwich Monica made him?
Sorry, off topic.
Anyways, this sandwich rivals Ross’s legendary sandwich. It’s that good.
The cranberry sauces adds a subtle sweetness, while it’s deliciously savory from the turkey and turkey gravy. All that combined with the seasonings will remind you of Thanksgiving dinner all over again!
So this recipe isn’t gluten free, but my friend, Joanne, created this recipe, took these beautiful photos, and she assures me that this is one tasty turkey leftover idea. And Joanne is an amazing cook, so believe me when I say, it’s GOOD!
Leftover Turkey Lunch:
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
1 C turkey, cooked & diced
2 Tbsp cranberry sauce
2 tsp butter
1/3 c turkey gravy, heated
2 slices bread
salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: Chop up 1/4 cup onion. Mix with 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet. Saute until translucent.
Step 2: Add 1 cup of diced turkey to the skillet with the onion and season with salt and pepper. You’re pretty much just warming it up here, because it should already be cooked through.
Step 3: Toast 2 pieces of bread, then spread with a small amount of butter and about 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce.
Step 4: Top the bread with the sauteed turkey. Drizzle with about 1/3 cup of hot gravy (more or less to your taste.) Enjoy!
Drool worthy, I tell you! So, so good!
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 C turkey, cooked & diced
- 2 Tbsp cranberry sauce
- 2 tsp butter
- ⅓ c turkey gravy, heated
- 2 slices bread
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine diced onion and butter in a fry pan. Sauté to translucent.
- Add turkey to fry pan with the onion, and season with salt and pepper
- Toast the bread, then spread with butter and cranberry sauce
- Top bread with sautéed turkey. Drizzle the hot gravy evenly over both slices.