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Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:05
  • Estimated Cost $14.00

This sandwich is my favorite way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but you don’t have to have them to make this—just head to your butcher counter for cooked turkey breast.

If you aren’t a cranberry relish fan, try red pepper relish as a tasty alternative.


  • 4 oz. thickly sliced cooked turkey breast $3
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and sliced into 1/4"-thick rounds $0.50
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4"-thick rounds $0.50
  • 2 oz. goat cheese (chèvre) $3 for 4 oz.
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves $0.50
  • 4 tbsp. cranberry relish (store-bought or homemade) $3 for 14 oz.
  • 4 thick slices of sturdy wheat bread $3 for a loaf
  • 1 tsp olive oil Pantry

Recipe Serves 2


  1. Toast bread lightly. While bread toasts, head the olive oil in a grill pan or frying pan over high heat. Add the orange slices and onion rounds and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until medium color develops and the oranges and onions become quite fragrant. Remove from heat.
  2. To assemble sandwich, divide the goat cheese evenly between two pieces of bread and spread to coat. Spread the other two pieces with the cranberry relish. Place half of the turkey, spinach, orange slices and onions on top of 1 slice of goat cheese-covered bread. Top with a slice of cranberry relish-covered bread and secure with a toothpick. Repeat process with remaining ingredients.
  3. Plate sandwiches and serve.

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matthew, on Dec 14, 12:19 PM, wrote:

Sounds delicious.

I’d try expanding it’s use of thanksgiving leftovers by mixing mashed potatoes and cornbread or breadcrumb stuffing, probably 2-1, with an egg and frying them into thin potato pancakes to add to the sandwich.

A bit more work, perhaps, but warm sandwiches can be particularly good on cool early December days.

Ryan, on Dec 17, 10:07 PM, wrote:

This is the most non-leftover sandwich ever made from left overs. Turkey and cranberry relish are the only things here that were served th night before. This is ridiculous. If you want a real leftover sandwich take turkey put some stuffing on top and smother with gravy in between two slices of bread. BOOM.

[Yep, that would be one way of doing it. This happens to be how I chose to do it. I'm sorry you found my sandwich so offensive. I sincerely hope you have more interesting things to occupy your time with than ripping on peoples' sandwich ideas.--G]

Lisa Gardner, on Dec 18, 04:27 AM, wrote:

Erm I would like to add that gravy in a sandwich does not rock my gravy boat. Gabi, the original recipe was and is perfect. mmmmmmh.