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Turkey Breast Sandwich – great for leftovers

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This turkey breast sandwich is easy and delicious! All you need is some leftover turkey and fixings from the holidays for this turkey sandwich!

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Leftover Turkey Sandwich

This particular leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich has been one of my favorites since I was a kid!

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Are you one of those people that eats one thing at a time, when you have a plate with different foods on it? Not me. At Thanksgiving dinner I will put a little bit of several things on my fork and chew them, together. I love the way the flavors mingle!

Why does this sandwich work?

  • Tastes delicious
  • great use for Christmas or Thanksgiving leftovers
  • incredibly easy
  • customizable to your tastes.
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  • leftover turkey – use turkey breast of thinly sliced dark meat. Whichever you prefer.
  • stuffing (or dressing)
  • cranberry sauce
  • A good quality bread is fairly critical, as well. Preferably, homemade white bread.
  • leftover gravy (optional)

Other optional ingredients

  • slice of cheese- brie, Swiss cheese, Gouda cheese
  • caramelized onions
  • butter or mayonnaise to spread on the bread, if you’d like it grilled. We prefer a thin even layer of mayonnaise.
  • a nice green like arugula, Boston or Bibb lettuce

The other ingredient that is totally optional is warmed gravy. It is good, but if done in the correct order, this sandwich doesn’t require it, in my opinion.

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You can decide to heat up the stuffing, or try it cold. We like it both ways. As far as the cranberry sauce goes, whole berry, or jellied? That is up to you, as well! I like those both too!

How to make it

It is important that the sandwich is built in the proper order. If you put the cranberry sauce on the outside, near the bread, the bread will get all soggy and fall apart! So don’t do it!!

  1. You can choose to toast the bread, or not, which ever you prefer.
  2. Add sliced turkey to top of bread.
  3. Spread cranberry on top of turkey.
  4. Add stuffing to top of cranberry sauce. Top with second slice bread. Can cover all with warmed gravy, if desired.
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You have to give my Turkey breast Sandwich with stuffing and cranberry a try with your leftover turkey!! I think you will be pleasantly surprised! What is you favorite way to eat leftover turkey? Let me know in the comments below!

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Other sandwiches

Another fun twist on turkey leftovers is this Mexican Turkey Soup! Not your grandma’s turkey soup, for sure! It is loaded with Mexican spices and ingredients! Serve it with homemade tortilla chips, for a fun twist!!

The sandwich is served on my favorite bamboo cutting board, it is so inexpensive and it never gets put away in my kitchen, because I use it so much!

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Leftover Turkey Breast Sandwich

This particular Turkey Sandwich has been my favorite since I was a kid! All the best things about leftover holiday meals in one sandwich.
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Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $1


  • 2 slices favorite bread
  • 2 slices turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons stuffing, leftover
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce, leftover
  • gravy warmed


  • You can toast the bread, or not, whichever you prefer.
    2 slices favorite bread
  • Place turkey slices on bread.
    2 slices turkey breast
  • Spread cranberry sauce on to turkey.
    2 tablespoons cranberry sauce, leftover
  • Top cranberry sauce with stuffing.
    2 tablespoons stuffing, leftover
  • Cover with 2nd slice of bread..
  • Top with hot gravy if desired.
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The order you layer this sandwich is very important so that the bread doesn’t get soggy and fall apart. The cranberry sauce must be in the middle of the turkey and stuffing.
Toast bread, if you prefer.
Make this sandwich with your favorite bread, white, wheat, rye, sourdough, multi-grain.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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Originally published 11/23/18

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  1. 5 stars
    One of the things I loved most about Thanksgiving when I was growing up is having leftover Turkey sandwiches. So delicious and fulfilling! Your sandwich looks so fabulous! May I come over to dine?

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great idea to use leftovers. Anything with cranberry is a win win dish at my home. This is just the perfect dish.

  3. 5 stars
    What a great way to use up leftovers! Stuffing and cranberry sauce included. I love how colorful this turkey sandwich is, it looks delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    Perfect to me! I love all the elements cold but lightly toasted bread is good! There is nothing better than the combo of cranberry, stuffing and cranberry – YUM!

  5. 5 stars
    How genius is this? I love this twist on holiday leftovers and know it would taste amazing in the days after the holiday.

  6. 5 stars
    This sandwich is such a great idea Beth and would make me soo happy right now as I am starving. I live the addition of the stuffing – yummmm. Will definitely remember to make it for Christmas 😉

  7. 5 stars
    Can you believe we didn’t even serve cranberry sauce at my Thanksgiving this year. Which is really too bad, because I personally LOVE some cranberry sauce on my turkey sandwich.

    1. I love cranberry sauce! It really is hard to believe you didn’t have any with Thanksgiving dinner! It is kind of a must for me! Thanks for your comment, Lisa!

  8. 5 stars
    I agree, this is a tasty way to use up some leftovers – it’s also great with brie in there too if you don’t have any stuffing (or use both!)

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