Oh, you thought you were done eating, did you? Well, I’m here to tell you that the holiday isn’t really over until you’ve had this ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich.

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Side shot of toasted turkey sandwich. Jar of cranberry sauce in background.

Guys, my mouth is watering just thinking about what’s in store for you. The buttery, herb-toasted bread paired with the salty stuffing and sweet Cranberry Sauce. Whoa. Oh yeah, and there’s turkey in there too. And maybe some gravy if you’re lucky.

The first time I made this, Rudy named it Coma, Part 2. (Have I mentioned that my husband is a jokester that makes me laugh every single day?) He wasn’t wrong though.

Here’s how your Thanksgiving is gonna go… After eating a gigantic meal (after filling up on appetizers because you’re impatient) and right before you’re about to hop back on the clean-eating wagon, you realize you now have all these leftovers to deal with.

You might as well deal with all of them at once in the form of a delicious, hot, melty Leftover Turkey Sandwich.

And then probably take a nap.

Side shot of toasted turkey sandwich. Jar of cranberry sauce in background.

A few things:

  1. I used a bone-in turkey breast.
  2. I brined the turkey using this brine recipe. (I just adjusted the amount of brine for the weight of the turkey.)
  3. I used this Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast recipe from Nagi at RecipeTin Eats. Will definitely be using this recipe again!
  4. I used the leftover butter and drippings to butter the bread before toasting. The roasted garlic and herbs took it to the next level!
  5. Try using my Mushroom Stuffing recipe for this Leftover Turkey Sandwich!
Side shot of toasted turkey sandwich. Jar of cranberry sauce in background.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices your favorite bread I have used both sourdough and Italian bread
  • butter
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 oz turkey
  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 6 tbsp gravy


  1. Butter the bread on both sides. 

  2. In cast iron skillet, toast two slices on one side.

  3. Once nice and brown, flip the bread and add the cheese to melt.

  4. Meanwhile, heat up the rest of the ingredients. 

  5. Assemble sandwich.

  6. Repeat toasting and assembling for 2nd sandwich. 

Recipe Notes

  1. You don't have to warm up the cranberry sauce if you don't want. I warm it just enough so it isn't cold.
  2. I warm the turkey with the gravy on top so it doesn't dry out in the microwave.

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