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Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas usually comes left over turkey and lots of it.  I have a variety of recipes to use it up.  I actually love left overs and buy a turkey much larger than I need so that I can make the taste last for days.  (see my turkey hash recipe here!) This hot turkey sandwich with cranberries and stuffing is a favorite in my house.

Hot turkey sandwich with cranberries and stuffingThe recipe is simple to do and uses ingredients left over from the holiday meal, or use stove top stuffing, packaged gravy and buy more cranberries to go with the turkey. The real deal left overs are best but store bought is fine too.

crusty breadCut the crusty bread into fairly thick slices and set aside.

GravyNext heat the gravy until it is bubbling.  Whisk to remove any lumps.

Left over stuffingWhile the gravy is warming, I heat the stuffing in the microwave and got it nice and hot.

Left over turkey piecesCut the turkey into large pieces and also some smaller diced pieces.  I used both white and dark meat.

Heat the turkey in the gravyAdd the smaller diced turkey to the gravy and cook until well heated.

fresh cranberry sauceNow warm the cranberry sauce in the microwave.

Stuffing on breadNow you start to layer. First the hot stuffing.

add the cranberry sauceNow comes the whole cranberry sauce layer.add the turkeyPlace the large pieces of turkey on next.  They do not need heating. The next layer will heat them enough.Hot turkey sandwich with cranberries and stuffing

Pour the hot gravy and turkey mix over the top.  Serve with a side salad for a delicious “left over” meal that is anything but second choice.

If you are really hungry, you can also serve with some of my left over cheesy scalloped potatoes.  They are great with these hot turkey sandwiches.

Yield: 6

Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing

Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Loaf of crusty bread
  • 2 cups of left over turkey meat. both light and dark (some large pieces and some diced small)
  • 2 cups of turkey gravy
  • 1 14 oz can of whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup of left over stuffing.


  1. Combine the gravy in a saucepan and heat so that it is hot. Add the small diced turkey pieces.
  2. Warm the stuffing and cranberry sauce in the microwave.
  3. Slice the crusty bread into thick slices and spread a layer of stuffing on the bread. Add some of the cranberry sauce. Layer with the large pieces of turkey.
  4. Pour the turkey and gravy mix on top and serve.


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