All the comfort of a turkey dinner turned into a hot sandwich. An Open Face Turkey Sandwich is a great way to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into lunch!
If you’re looking for a delicious, ultra comforting way to use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers. You have got to try making a Hot Turkey Sandwich. It is probably the easiest, not to mention one of the most delicious, ways to use up turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.
I was first introduced to a hot turkey sandwich when I was a kid visiting my grandpa. He took us to this diner that he used to frequent. It was one of those old school diners that had all the comforting American classics. As a self-proclaimed mashed potato connoisseur, the open face turkey sandwich was the thing that caught my eye. And boy, it did not disappoint.
Calling this a “recipe” is a bit of a stretch. It’s really just a quick and easy way to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers. But as many may not have thought about this idea, I thought I’d share!
Let’s talk about what you’ll need:
An open faced sandwich is really just a sandwich minus the top slice of bread. They are usually made with one slice bread and a hearty savory topping.
STEP #1: Heat gravy and turkey slices together in a pan until warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
STEP #2: In another pan, reheat mashed potatoes until they are warmed through.
STEP #3: To assemble sandwiches, place a slice of bread onto a plate. Spoon 1/4 of the mashed potatoes on top. Then place a couple slices of turkey on top and pour gravy over the whole thing.
Like I said, this isn’t much of a “recipe” but boy is it a delicious way to use leftover turkey. It’s all comfort in one bite!
Looking for more way to use leftover turkey? Try these:
Turkey Curry Soup is a hearty way to use leftovers and warm up on a cold day!
Want a cold sandwich? Try Turkey Salad Sandwiches! Loaded with all kinds of goodies in a creamy dressing.
Easy Turkey Tetrazzini is a classic for a reason! This version is made from scratch and is so good!