The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Part III): Get Ready for Delicious Friday

Because we all know Thanksgiving dinner is even better the next day ...
Because we all know Thanksgiving dinner is even better the next day ...
Photo by Kristen Taylor

Shit ton of leftover turkey? Us too.

It happens to the best of us. The anticipation of the Thanksgiving meal is so great that, by the time we sit down to eat it, our multiple (and completely necessary) taste tests of everything in the kitchen have completely eliminated any room for the star of the event: the turkey.

So the day after Thanksgiving (or as we call it, Thanksgaving -- see what we did there?) is our day to feast on the turkey that has been tirelessly prepared by someone other than ourselves the day before. And what better way to do that than with a sandwich?

Fellow Thanksgaving lovers, we give you: The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Part III)

See also: The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Part II)

Sliders are a great way to serve your leftover crowd.
Sliders are a great way to serve your leftover crowd.
Photo by Edsel Little

Pulled BBQ Turkey Sliders Perfect for those leftover guests.

Use two forks to shred leftover turkey. Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce and serve on King's Hawaiian slider rolls with creamy coleslaw and pickles. Check out our list of homemade sauces here.

Turkey & Bacon Melts w/ Creamy Honey Mustard A Grilled cheese on crack.

Spread creamy honey mustard onto slices of sourdough bread.

Cook bacon until crisp and pile onto bread along with thick slices of turkey, tomato and Cheddar cheese. Close sandwiches and butter the tops and bottoms. Grill until golden brown and crisp and serve with more honey mustard, because you can.

Turkey Tacos w/ Chipotle Cranberry Sauce Because why should bread have all of the fun?

Mix one cup leftover cranberry sauce with 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Sprinkle in one tsp chili powder taste and season with salt to taste.

Cook sliced onions over low heat until caramelized. Mix in shredded leftover turkey and season with homemade taco blend.

Warm soft corn or flour tortillas and fill with turkey mixture, queso fresco, sliced avocado and chipotle-cranberry sauce.


Pizza is the new sandwich.
Pizza is the new sandwich.
Photo by cherrylet

Thanksgiving Pizza Pizza is just one gloriously giant open-faced sandwich, right? Roll out store-bought or homemade pizza dough and spread with leftover gravy. Top chopped or shredded turkey, spoonfuls of stuffing and mashed potatoes, shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and dollops of cranberry sauce. Or try turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and brie. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Slice and serve to a happy crowd.

The Twicked Philly A new kind of Philly Cheese Steak

Try making this Pappa Geno's hot-giardiniera-topped steak sandwich with leftover turkey instead of beef. Just mix finely chopped turkey with chopped and caramelized onions until warm and heated through, top with sliced provolone, and pile into crusty bread spread with mayonnaise. Top with hot giardiniera and enjoy one of the best Thanksgiving leftover meals of all time. See the full recipe here.

And of course...

The Gobbler is a Thanksgiving night classic.
The Gobbler is a Thanksgiving night classic.
Photo by Jason Lam

The Gobbler A Thanksgaving classic that just never gets old

Best enjoyed Thanksgaving Eve before everything is put away, the Classic can be made with turkey and any combination of leftover sides piled high and stuffed into a crusty loaf of bread. We think it's best served hot with thick, rich gravy, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing and mashed potatoes for good measure.

Happy Thanksgaving y'all!

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