Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

A leftover turkey sandwich. A classic post-Thanksgiving snack, lunch, or even dinner. Thick slices of crusty bread cradle mayo, cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and gravy.

A leftover turkey cranberry sandwich on a white surface.

Knowing how to make the quintessential leftover turkey sandwich with cranberry goes something like this: 1. Have Thanksgiving dinner. 2. Make certain there are leftovers. 3. Pile them atop some bread in roughly the proportions below. 4. Improvise as desired. (We actually quite like some cold mashed potatoes on our turkey sandwich, but maybe that’s just us.) 5. Sink into the sandwich. 6. Let us know how it goes. Originally published November 25, 2016.Renee Schettler Rossi

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

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  • 4 slices sturdy white bread
  • Olive oil, mayonnaise, or unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce or cranberry relish
  • About 6 ounces leftover roast turkey
  • 1/2 cup leftover stuffing, warmed or cold
  • 1/4 cup gravy, warmed


  • 1. Slather 1 side of each slice of bread with the oil, mayonnaise, or butter. Divvy the cranberry sauce among all 4 bread slices, spreading it almost all the way to the edge of the bread. Top with the turkey, stuffing, and gravy, dividing them evenly between the 2 bread slices. Stack the remaining bread slices on top, cranberry sauce side down.
  • 2. Cut each sandwich in half and serve right away.


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