The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

No one can argue with the flavor combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry, but we assure you that our recipe for this sandwich is unlike any other, taking each and every step into careful consideration.


Toast the sourdough bread. While the bread is toasting, prepare your other ingredients so that you are ready to assemble when it’s ready.

In a small sauté pan, melt the butter and chicken stock together over low heat. Add the turkey slices and cook for 3-4 minutes on low, turning the turkey frequently so that it does not take on any color from the cooking. You only want to reheat the turkey — not fry it — so make sure the heat is very low so that there is a braising process in effect.

Combine the stuffing and the gravy in a small bowl. Give it a good stir and microwave until heated through, about 1 minute. Stop the microwave after 30 seconds and stir it again before microwaving it for the rest of the time.

When the bread is done, spread the cranberry sauce on 1 slice, making sure to cover the bread corner to corner, then top with the stuffing. Use a spoon to spread out the stuffing so that it, like the cranberry sauce, covers every inch of the bread. On the other slice, spread the mayonnaise and top with the hot turkey. Combine the 2 slices together, turkey to stuffing, and serve.


Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

1,227 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 47g 73%
  • Carbs 148g 49%
  • Saturated 13g 64%
  • Fiber 9g 36%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 26g
  • Monounsaturated 12g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 52g 103%
  • Cholesterol 120mg 40%
  • Sodium 2,183mg 91%
  • Calcium 167mg 17%
  • Magnesium 112mg 28%
  • Potassium 665mg 19%
  • Iron 10mg 57%
  • Zinc 5mg 30%
  • Phosphorus 494mg 71%
  • Vitamin A 295µg 33%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 110%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 74%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 106%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 306µg 77%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 24%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 23µg 29%
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