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Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

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This Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich is the perfect way to make a delicious and super simple meal from the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner! A delicious ciabatta bread roll, layered with mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, turkey, a dollop of cranberry sauce, and finally some leftover greens. Every bite is kind of like having Thanksgiving all over again, but in tasty sandwich form!

front shot of two halves of sandwich stacked on white tray with gold bowl of cranberries in front, stack of white plates behind with small white pumpkin on top.

About The Recipe

I don’t know about you, but we almost always have a LOT of Thanksgiving leftovers. Even if friends and family take some home, there always seems to be more than we know what to do with…which is where the inspiration for this sandwich came from!

After you all loved the Caprese Chicken Sandwich from summer, we knew we wanted to do another sandwich again, but we just weren’t sure on what to do…until now!

Of course, this recipe is really just OUR leftovers. Whatever you have, as long as it tastes good together, you can stack it up on your sandwich. Which, is what’s kind of awesome about this recipe. It’s SO customizable to whatever you have on hand.

When building this sandwich, I tried to keep it pretty basic and what I thought most people might have on hand after the big day.

Though, I will admit, this (as simple as it is) really does taste DELICIOUS! From the creaminess of the mashed potatoes, to the zesty garlic on the green beans, a lovely savory and herby flavor from the turkey, and finally just a touch of sweetness from the cranberry sauce.

It’s everything you love about Thanksgiving all piled onto one sandwich!

Reasons You Will Love This Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

  • The perfect way to use up leftovers!
  • Super customizable to whatever you have in the fridge.
  • Really easy and quick to make.
  • Tastes JUST like Thanksgiving dinner.
half of sandwich on white tray with another half behind.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

two ciabatta rolls, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sliced turkey on marble surface.

How To Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Step 1: Slice bread

Halve bread roll horizontally.

halved ciabatta bun on white plate.

Step 2: Build

Spread mashed potatoes on bottom half.

Place green beans over mashed potatoes. Add the turkey.

Top with cranberry sauce and place other half of bun on top.

Substitutions

  • If you have dinner rolls or even hamburger buns leftover from Thanksgiving, feel free to use what you have!
  • If you don’t have green beans, you can use whatever vegetable you have. I personally love this sandwich with some roasted brussel sprouts!
  • Tofu can be used in place of turkey to make this recipe vegetarian and/or vegan, depending on what you have leftover.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Fall Harvest Salad, Chicken Caprese Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Mixed Greens Steak Salad

close up of stacked sandwich with cranberries and gold knife beside.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe doesn’t store well and it’s best eaten as soon as it’s made.
  • This sandwich is highly customizable. Feel free to use what you have leftover. Just make sure it tastes good together!
  • Any kind of green can be used on top. We used curly leaf kale, as that’s what we had a lot of leftover from Thanksgiving!

When you make this Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

front shot of two halves of sandwich stacked on white tray with gold bowl of cranberries in front, stack of white plates behind with small white pumpkin on top.
5 from 1 vote

Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Author: Caylie Crossland
The perfect way to use up leftovers is with this Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich! Every bite is just like having Thanksgiving dinner, but in tasty sandwich form. So simple, but SO delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Halve bread roll horizontally.
  • Spread mashed potatoes on bottom half.
  • Place green beans over mashed potatoes.
  • Add turkey.
  • Top with cranberry sauce.
  • Add kale, if desired.
  • Top with other half of bun.

Notes + Tips!

Substitutions:
  • If you have dinner rolls or even hamburger buns leftover from Thanksgiving, feel free to use what you have!
  • If you don’t have green beans, you can use whatever vegetable you have. I personally love this sandwich with some roasted brussel sprouts!
  • Tofu can be used in place of turkey to make this recipe vegetarian and/or vegan, depending on what you have leftover.
 
Expert Tips:
  • This recipe doesn’t store well and it’s best eaten as soon as it’s made.
  • This sandwich is highly customizable. Feel free to use what you have leftover. Just make sure it tastes good together!
  • Any kind of green can be used on top. We used curly leaf kale, as that’s what we had a lot of leftover from Thanksgiving!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

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