It’s not Thanksgiving without the turkey, and even though the roast bird may the showstopper of the holiday, we have to admit we might look forward to leftovers even more! And nothing satisfies quite like a turkey sandwich piled high with all the fixin’s. While we love a classic turkey and mayo combo, we also enjoy experimenting with different toppings and add-ins. And if you’re looking for something new, try one of these delicious sandwich ideas — we’ve got Italian-inspired paninis, melty loaded grilled cheese and more. So keep scrolling for the turkey sandwich recipe that will give new life to your leftovers!
7 turkey sandwich recipe ideas
These hearty handheld bites are the perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. Prefer your sandwich warm? Click through for pro tips on how to reheat turkey so it stays moist and juicy.
1. Turkey Caprese Sandwich
Loading this sandwich with flavor couldn’t be easier, thanks to bottled dressing, jarred peppers and leftover turkey.
2. Turkey, Brie and Beets Sandwiches
These no-fuss turkey sandwiches, made on satisfying multigrain rolls, can be assembled in just 15 minutes.
3. California Grilled Cheese
The classic sandwich gets a tasty makeover with avocado and zesty sautéed onions.
4. BBQ Turkey Sandwiches
Not your standard turkey sandwich! Easy from-scratch barbecue sauce and freshly made coleslaw make leftovers simply irresistible.
5. Cheese Turkey Stromboli
Perfect for a crowd! Stuffing this slice-and-serve stromboli with leftover green-bean casserole or creamed spinach makes it extra rich and creamy.
6. Cranberry-Turkey Panini
No Russian dressing on hand? Get the same sweet and tangy flavor by combining mayonnaise, ketchup and horseradish to taste.
7. Turkey-Prosciutto Sandwiches
Fresh basil adds bright flavor to this reimagined take on a leftover turkey sandwich.
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