I just can’t understand people that don’t like leftovers. Sure, I don’t love to eat the exact same thing day in and day out. But, repurposing already cooked food for something quick and delicious? Sign me up. Thanksgiving always results in A LOT of leftovers for me, so I like thinking of different ways to use the different staples. Last year, you may recall this turkey panini I made. This year, I’m sticking to the sandwich (they’re just too good and I rarely make them at home) and going with a layered turkey club. This is insanely easy to make and it was so delicious. I just ate it with a big ole’ serving of dressing with gravy on the side. Don’t forget, leftover turkey sandwiches are SO good they sent Ross into a rage on FRIENDS. “You ate my sandwich?!” Haha FRIENDS will never get old in my book!
Next up will be snacking on my leftover brussels sprouts salad as I do some more Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my couch. Make sure to check out my post on it– I’ll be updating it all weekend so it should be the first post you see on my Homepage.
The best part about a turkey club? You can customize it whatever way you want. Mayo, mustard, neither, avocado, sprouts, or even throw your dressing on the sandwich or dip it in some gravy. The possibilities are endless.
(To make one BIG sandwich that’s totally shareable between two)
- 3 slices of bread, toasted
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1 cup of cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup of Mayo (I used Tessamae’s dairy free)
- 1 handful of lettuce
- 1/3 of a red onion, sliced
- 2 slices of white cheddar or cheese of choice
- Several slices of leftover turkey
*Other options: dressing, gravy for dipping, mustard, avocado, sprouts, cream cheese, fried onion strings, etc.
- Start by cooking your bacon. I did mine in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes so I could carry on with the rest of my sandwich prepping.
- Toast your bread.
- Combine cranberry sauce and mayo (or mustard of you’re using that instead). Spread on one side of bread, cranberry mayo facing up. Start layering on your lettuce, cheese, red onion, turkey, and bacon. Add another piece of bread, then spread cranberry mayo on top facing side. Continue layering your sandwich. Spread cranberry mayo on your last piece of bread and put cranberry mayo facing down.
- Put your sandwich back in the hot oven to melt your cheese.
- Slice & serve along side your other favorite turkey day leftovers.
I hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. I had a great day and even more so because my Cowboys won! I’ve been up since before 6AM this morning because sweet Maddie girl isn’t feeling so well and I’ve been playing nurse. It’s been a VERY productive day so far though! This afternoon and this evening we’ll be hanging with some friends in town so until then, let the productivity (and binge watching of The Crown) continue!