It’s November and that means the big feast will soon be here! Thanksgiving is a foodies dream, with dish after dish of delicious comfort food. Everyone has a favorite dish, whether it’s the turkey itself, or its trusty sidekicks like savory stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes.
But for some, the real treat comes the day after Turkey Day…the leftover turkey sandwich!
Everyone knows about the classic leftover sandwich, but we’ve come up with 5 awesome new combinations that are sure to make excellent use of your day-after ingredients, without ANY boredom! (Depending on how long your leftovers last, of course.)
4 Way to Spice Up Your Leftover Turkey Sandwich
The Skinny Leftover
This sandwich is a healthy take on your Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy all the classic flavors of your Thanksgiving dinner all over again, but in a controlled portion!
- White turkey meat- sliced thin, light mayonnaise, thin layer of cranberry sauce, thin layer of stuffing, baby spinach and tomatoes on toasted whole wheat bread.
Hot Open Faced
This sandwich is very close to an actual Thanksgiving dinner with the addition of hot, creamy gravy and minus one piece of bread. It is almost not a sandwich at all, but we thought it was definitely delicious enough to be on our list.
- For each sandwich, very lightly toast a slice of bread and place on a dinner plate. Top the bread with a scoop of stuffing. Set a few slices of turkey into broth to heat through. Arrange the turkey slices over the stuffing. Liberally ladle the gravy over the top of the sandwich.
Contemporary Turkey Day
This sandwich is a modern adaptation of the classic leftover turkey sandwich featuring artisan cheese, cranberry chutney (instead of sauce) and peppery arugula for an interesting twist on classic Turkey Day flavors.
- Roasted turkey- sliced thin, cranberry chutney, chopped & toasted pecans, sliced brie, arugula on toasted sourdough bread. Serve with a side of sweet potato chips.
This sandwich combines 3 incredibly flavorful slices of meat; bacon, roasted dark meat turkey and chorizo sausage. These powerhouse proteins speak for themselves in this sandwich, so we’ve added simple toppings of mayo, lettuce, and tomato, and stuffed it all between 2 slices of a hearty multi-grain bread to hold it all together.
- Roasted dark meat turkey, cranberry mayonnaise, chorizo stuffing, bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted multi-grain bread.
Do YOU prefer the actual turkey OR the sandwich?
This voting day, the turkey is taking a stand against the leftover turkey sandwich! So far, it’s a tight race, so make sure to cast your vote in-store for your chance to win a delicious new president!* Oops, …we mean a FREE Thanksgiving dinner!
Cast your vote on our Facebook page on voting day, Tuesday, November 2nd and see which meals reign supreme!
May the best turkey win!
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