An open-face turkey sandwich is one of my favorite ways to enjoy leftovers after any holiday meal. It’s easy to make, delicious, and filling. You can even make this with chicken or beef.
What to Do with Holiday Meal Leftovers
There are so many different things you can do with leftovers after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday. Please keep in mind that anything you make with cooked chicken you can also make with turkey.
For example, this chicken and rice soup is just as good when you use turkey. It has a slightly different flavor, but it’s as delicious.
Another fun chicken dish you can switch up is this chicken nachos plate. I honestly can’t tell the difference when I use turkey instead.
Try experimenting with various dishes you make with cooked chicken. Swapping it out for turkey opens quite a few options for ways to use leftovers.
Open-Face Turkey Sandwich Ingredients
You don’t need much to make this delicious sandwich. If you have leftovers, use those.
However, I’ve actually been known to pick up some sliced turkey or roast beef from the deli when I’m in the mood for an open-face sandwich.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3-4 ounces of cooked, sliced leftover turkey
- 1/2 cup of leftover turkey or chicken gravy
- 1 slice of bread, toasted or not
I used to toast my bread for this sandwich, but now I typically don’t. It really doesn’t affect the taste, but it does change the texture. So if you want crunch, please toast the bread.
Another thing I like to add is a spoonful of cranberry sauce to the plate. It’s delicious to add a little bit of it to each bite.
The blend of sweet and savory is absolutely delicious.
How to Make an Open-Face Turkey Sandwich
This is probably one of the easiest things you can make in the kitchen.
First, put the gravy in a small saucepan. I make this delicious gluten-free turkey gravy when I serve turkey.
Even if you can have gluten, you’ll probably like it. In fact, I doubt you can tell the difference.
If you want, you can add the turkey to the gravy and heat it all together. Heat it on medium until it is hot.
Secondly, place the bread or toast on a plate.
Next, put the turkey on top of the bread.
You can use either thick or thin slices.
After the gravy is as hot as you want it, drizzle it over the bread and turkey.
It’s up to you whether you want a little bit or a lot of gravy. I like a lot.
More Sides to Go with Your Sandwich
You really don’t need anything else if you’re serving this for lunch. It’s filling and oh-so satisfying.
However, if you’re really hungry but don’t want to double this recipe, you can add chips to your plate.
Another salad we enjoy on the side is this tomato cucumber corn salad. This makes a complete meal with a great balance of nutrition.
Even More Recipes
The kitchen is the heart of most homes, so I try to make it as fun and interesting as possible.
To me, cooking is one of the things that makes it fun. That’s why I like to have a wide range of recipes.
We also like these delicious roasted pecans. Put them on the appetizer table or enjoy them when you’re watching movies.
A recent addition here is this super easy but delicious roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. They’re an excellent side dish that goes with anything.
Another yummy side dish is this garlic zucchini parmesan. It’s packed with flavor and lots of nutritious goodness.
If you’re looking for a meal to bump up your family’s nutrition, try making Greek chicken with zoodles. I used to have to make my own zoodles with fresh zucchini, but most grocery stores sell them in produce or the freezer section now.
These honey roasted sweet potatoes are out-of-this-world delicious! They’re perfect for a holiday spread as well as any normal family dinner.
When it’s time for dessert, check out this tiramisu parfait from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. Miz Helen is a fabulous cook, and she loves sharing some of her best recipes.
Among our favorite desserts that I make is a pan of these delicious chocolate caramel pecan bars. They’re perfect when you crave something sweet.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.
- 3-4 ounces of cooked, sliced turkey
- 1/2 cup of leftover turkey gravy
- 1 slice of bread, regular or toasted
- Put the gravy in a small saucepan. Heat it on medium until it is hot.
- Place the bread or toast on a plate.
- Layer the turkey on top of the bread.
- After the gravy is hot, drizzle the gravy over it.
- You can add the turkey to the gravy while it heats up.
- If you have leftover cranberry sauce, add it to your plate. It’s delicious with this open-face sandwich.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 508Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 189mgSodium 4892mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 51g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.