Nothing is more delicious than the “Thanksgiving Sandwich” — you know, that perfect assembly of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry made from all those delicious leftovers. In fact, some people look forward to the next-day Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich more than the Thanksgiving meal itself!
Granted, everyone has their own way of creating (and eating) these classic indulgences made from the leftovers, and no two are alike, but here are our favorite options; one served cold and one served warm.
Classic Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey, sliced
Salt and black pepper
Whole grain bread, crusty baguette, or leftover Thanksgiving dinner rolls
To make one sandwich, grab two slices of bread of your choice. On the bottom slice, spread a layer of mayo. Add the turkey slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the stuffing and lettuce. Spread cranberry sauce on the top slice of bread and assemble. Slice in half and enjoy!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Burrito
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey
Whole wheat or white flour tortillas
Tear off several small pieces of leftover turkey. In a frying pan, toss the turkey together with a few spoonfuls each of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, and warm them up. Layer the mixture onto a flour tortilla, top with cranberry sauce, and roll it up into a burrito. Serve warm.