The Best Turkey Salad Sandwiches

This recipe makes the best turkey salad sandwiches – perfect for using up that leftover turkey breast from the holidays. Use this easy recipe to make the most delicious leftover turkey sandwiches ever!

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

The best leftover turkey recipes are ones that combine soft white bread rolls and fresh cranberry sauce. This one does not disappoint in that it has those things with the addition of flaky croissants and creamy mayonnaise.

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In my opinion, the best part of any holiday meal is the leftovers. Be sure to add this classic turkey sandwich to your menu planning. Holiday leftovers have never tasted so good!

This is the best turkey sandwich recipe, hands down. The easy turkey salad filling is the key to making this delicious recipe a new family favorite.

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

Start with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store. After many seasons of turkey roasting, I’ve learned to keep these things on hand for easy meal making the next day.

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The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

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Turkey Salad Sandwich Ingredients

Turkey Salad Sandwiches Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 butter croissants
  • 1 cup leftover turkey breast
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 green onion stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce or salsa
  • Butter lettuce or alfalfa sprouts
  • Salt & pepper

Tip: what makes these sandwiches so special is the homemade cranberry salsa that we love to make during the holidays. It’s the perfect mix of cranberries, hot peppers and fresh herbs.

Leftover Turkey Cranberry Slider Process

Directions:

1. Cut the turkey into bite sized pieces.

Turkey Salad Sandwich Process

2. Place turkey into a medium bowl and mix with diced vegetables.

3. Add mayonnaise and spices.

4. Combine well.

Turkey Salad Sandwich Process

5. Cut the croissants in half.

6. Layer the bun with lettuce, turkey salad mixture and cranberry sauce.

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

This recipe makes 4 turkey sandwiches – the perfect way to use turkey leftovers and create a whole new meal for the family. They turkey salad mixture can be covered in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to three days.

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

The beauty of this leftover turkey recipe is that it’s super versatile! Make a turkey club sandwich simply by adding swiss cheese and thin slices of ham.

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

If you want to mix it up there are a ton of delicious ways to create a leftover turkey sandwich. The classic sandwich recipe is great for Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving leftovers!

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

Substitutions:

  • Try making this homemade cranberry sauce or cranberry salsa to go with Thanksgiving dinner. Then used the leftover cranberry sauce in this easy recipe.
  • Add diced grapes, apples or dried cranberries instead of cranberry salsa.
  • Change it up by adding monterey jack cheese, using whole wheat bread and adding fresh spinach leaves.
  • Use deli turkey, oven roasted chicken, roast turkey or beer can chicken breast instead of roasted turkey.
  • Add leftover ham, stuffing, yams or cooked carrots.
  • Instead of croissants use slices of bread and a panini press to make a turkey melt.
The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

Tips & tricks:

  • Leftover Thanksgiving turkey can be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag for five days in the fridge or 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.
  • Have more leftovers? Make this delicious turkey pizza or these tasty turkey salad sandwiches!

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The Best Turkey Salad Sandwich

The Best Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This recipe makes the best turkey salad sandwiches - perfect for using up that leftover turkey breast from the holidays. Use this easy recipe to make the most delicious leftover turkey sandwiches ever!

Ingredients

  • 4 butter croissants
  • 1 cup leftover turkey breast
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 green onion stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce or salsa
  • Butter lettuce or alfalfa sprouts
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

1. Cut the turkey into bite sized pieces.

2. Place turkey into a medium bowl and mix with diced vegetables.

3. Add mayonnaise and spices.

4. Combine well.

5. Cut the croissants in half.

6. Layer the bun with lettuce, turkey salad mixture and cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 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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