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Simple ideas to transform your leftover turkey sandwich.

As of yesterday, you probably have a fridge full of oven-roasted turkey. Now it’s time to put them to use. Here are three delicious and simple ideas to help transform next-day turkey into another mouthwatering meal!

Turkey Panino
Build the ultimate grilled cheese by pilling cheddar, leftover turkey, and sage between two pieces of country-style bread. Heat in a panini press or skillet until toasted. Even better when served with cranberry sauce!


Turkey Banh Mi
The sweet and tangy flavors in this Vietnamese-style sandwich will refresh any post-turkey day palate.

To assemble the sandwich, start by shredding a carrot and a handful of radishes. Toss with a bit of rice vinegar, salt, and sugar. Allow the mixture a few minutes to set. While you’re waiting, slice open a baguette, add a touch of mayo, leftover turkey, sliced cucumbers, and jalapeno to taste. Top it off with the pickled vegetables and enjoy!


Turkey Tacos
So it’s not a sandwich, but tacos are an interesting take on turkey. Pile leftover shredded turkey onto a warm tortilla. Simply top your taco off with cheese, sour cream and fresh salsa.

What’s your go-to turkey sandwich call for? Share your favorite leftover ideas below!

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio
Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn. more
  • wayne w. 2 years ago
    Turkey salad.
  • kim w. 6 years ago
    sounds good
  • Daniel R. 6 years ago
    Turkey tacos are on the menu tonight!
  • Aje S. 6 years ago
    If you are going to make banh mi, make it right or close to authentic. Liver Pate, Pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, and some cheesehead meat. You serve this to an asian person they be like, "what kind of 'mess' is this?"