Hot Turkey Sandwich

Make this Hot Turkey Sandwich with your leftover turkey! This delicious, open faced sandwich is our favorite part of Thanksgiving!

Actually, this turkey sandwich can use up a lot of your leftovers…leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce and your leftover turkey gravy!

Hot turkey sandwich with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy

How Long Can I Keep Leftover Turkey In The Refrigerator?

You can safely keep leftover turkey for 3-4 days, wrapped up in your refrigerator. After that, we recommend that you freeze the turkey so that you can pull it out another time and make one of these recipes!

How Do You Make A Hot Turkey Sandwich?

There’s so many different ways that you can make a hot turkey sandwich. We love hot turkey sandwiches so much, we actually make them pretty often throughout the year. Serve with crispy french fries or leftover mashed potatoes and dinner is done.

Turkey sandwich with leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce

Start by grabbing a sturdy, white bread. You can also use whole wheat, sour dough, ciabatta, brioche, really whatever bread you have on hand that’s sturdy enough to stand up to all these layers.

The first layer is your leftover stuffing, then sliced cranberry sauce (our kids will ONLY eat the stuff in the can) your leftover turkey and then it’s gravy time. Pour leftover, hot turkey gravy all over the top of your sandwich, as much as you like.

Turkey gravy pouring over open face turkey sandwich

Of course, you can just make these Hot Turkey Sandwiches with your leftover turkey and gravy. Maybe your family ate all the stuffing and cranberry sauce, or maybe you just like to keep it simple.

Customize this open faced turkey sandwich to your liking, but the hot turkey gravy is key. This is our go to turkey gravy recipe that we make every year, it’s so easy we put our boys in charge of making it on Thanksgiving day!

homemade turkey gravy in a gravy boat

What Else Can I Add To This Hot Turkey Sandwich?

Leftovers taking over your fridge? Please, go ahead and pile them on. Add a layer of leftover mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, even that famous Green Bean Casserole.

Pretty much anything goes in our house when we’re building these sandwiches. Because everything in our house is a competition, especially when it comes to food.

Hot Turkey Sandwich made with Thanksgiving leftovers

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Hot Turkey Sandwich made with Thanksgiving leftovers

Hot Turkey Sandwich

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

These delicious Hot Turkey Sandwiches can use up all your Thanksgiving leftovers! We actually make these sandwiches all year long because we love them so much!



  • 2 slices bread, toasted (white, sour dough, wheat, ciabatta)
  • 1/2 cup leftover stuffing, warmed
  • 2 slices cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup leftover turkey gravy, warmed
  • Leftover turkey, warmed



  1. Warm up the turkey and stuffing if desired. Place a layer of stuffing onto the toasted bread, followed by 2 slices of cranberry sauce and ending with the leftover turkey.
  2. Pour the hot turkey gravy over the top of the sandwich, also serving some on the side for dipping.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: leftover turkey recipe, what to make with leftover turkey, hot turkey sandwich, leftover recipes, thanksgiving leftovers, open faced sandwich, turkey sandwich

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