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Leftover Turkey Pull Apart Sandwiches

Savor the irresistible taste of these leftover turkey pull apart sandwiches! Tender turkey, tangy cranberry sauce, and melty cheese nestled between soft french bread. A satisfying post-feast delight!

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

Everyone enjoys a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but what do you do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? The last thing I want to do after a big holiday meal is to do more cooking, so the next day is all about the leftovers.

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One of the easiest ways to enjoy your leftovers is just to heat up a plate of turkey meat, mashed potatoes, leftover stuffing, and sweet potato casserole, all smothered in extra gravy. All those delicious leftovers are wonderful, obviously, but sometimes I want something different than that.

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

Of course, you can always make a quick roast turkey sandwich. Making sandwiches is one of my favorite ways to use any extra meat that is left after a big meal.

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

Today I am sharing a great recipe that takes your simple turkey sandwich to the next level. The best part is that the whole thing only takes a few minutes to put together and I only need to dirty a pan and a knife!

That is a win in my book! Check out the full recipe below.

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

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Supplies

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread, sliced
  • ½ pound turkey, cooked and sliced
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8-10 slices of provolone cheese
Leftover Turkey Sandwich Loaf Cut

Instructions

  1. Cut slices into the loaf of bread using a sharp knife, about 1/2″ apart and not all the way through to the bottom.  

2. Butter the inside of every second slice. 

Turkey Sandwich Process

3. Then stuff the opening with several slices of turkey. 

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Process

4. Layer that with a slice of cheese.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Process

5. Add a tsp or two of cranberry sauce.

Turkey Sandwich Process

6. Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil. You may need to use two layers to reach all the way around the sandwich.  

7. Place the package in the oven at 350 F.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe

8. Cook until the cheese melts and the loaf is heated through, about 20 minutes.

9. To serve, simply slice all the way through the bread to cut it into individual turkey sandwiches. 

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Substitutions

  • Try making this homemade cranberry sauce or cranberry salsa to go with Thanksgiving dinner. Then used the leftover cranberry sauce in this easy sandwich recipe.
  • Turkey breast and dark meat are both equally tasty in this sandwich. Use what you prefer.
  • Add diced grapes, apples, or dried cranberries instead of cranberry salsa.
  • Once heated, add some fresh avocado and thinly sliced red onions to your hot turkey sandwich.
  • Change it up by adding monterey jack cheese, using whole wheat bread, and adding fresh spinach leaves.
  • Use deli turkey, oven roasted chicken, or beer can chicken breast instead of roasted turkey.
  • Add leftover ham, stuffing, yams, or cooked carrots.
  • Instead of a french bread loaf, use slices of bread and a panini press to make a turkey melt.
Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

Tips & Tricks

  • Leftover Thanksgiving turkey can be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag for five days in the fridge or for months in the freezer.
  • Plan to cook a turkey once a month and have leftovers for an entire week of meals! We love to use this Garbage Can Turkey method for the most delicious bird!
  • Use this awesome turkey brine recipe for the tastiest turkey, every time.
Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe

I know you and your family are going to love this delicious leftover turkey sandwich. Give it a try! Looking for more ways to use those turkey leftovers? Try these turkey salad sandwiches, leftover turkey roll-ups, or make a delicious crockpot turkey soup.

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Recipe

Leftover Turkey Melt Sandwich

Leftover Turkey Pull Apart Sandwiches

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Savor the irresistible taste of these leftover turkey pull apart sandwiches! Tender turkey, tangy cranberry sauce, and melty cheese nestled between soft french bread. A satisfying post-feast delight!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread, sliced
  • ½ pound turkey, cooked and sliced
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8-10 slices of provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut slices into the loaf of bread using a sharp knife, about 1/2" apart and not all the way through to the bottom.  
  2. Butter the inside of every second slice. 
  3. Then stuff the opening with several slices of turkey. 
  4. Layer that with a slice of cheese.
  5. Add a tsp or two of cranberry sauce.
  6. Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil. You may need to use two layers to reach all the way around the sandwich.  
  7. Place the package in the oven at 350 F.
  8. Cook until the cheese melts and the loaf is heated through, about 20 minutes.
  9. To serve, simply slice all the way through the bread to cut it into individual turkey sandwiches. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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