The 15 Best Turkey Sandwiches

Use up those Thanksgiving leftovers

Turkey, cranberry, and brie sandwich with fresh basil

The Spruce

Whether you have leftover turkey to use up or just want to enjoy a fresh take on the classic turkey sandwich, we've got some ideas for you. Because it has a relatively neutral flavor, turkey makes a great base for some interesting sandwich preparations. Dress up your brown bag lunch or make these sandwiches for a simple, light dinner that comes together in a flash.

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    Turkey, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

    Turkey, bacon, and goat cheese breakfast sandwich

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Cram a buttery croissant full of turkey, bacon, and creamy goat cheese, then top it all off with an egg for a breakfast sandwich that will keep you full right through lunch. This recipe calls for a blueberry goat cheese, but cranberry goat cheese or just plain cheese would both taste amazing, too. Prepare your egg any way you like best for a customized sammie. Everyone will love this turkey, bacon, and goat cheese breakfast sandwich.

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    Thanksgiving Cuban Sandwich

    Thanksgiving Cuban sandwich

    The Spruce / Nita West

    Turn Thanksgiving leftovers into this delicious Latin sandwich that has a totally fresh flavor. Load sliced turkey, honey-baked ham, cranberry sauce, pickles, and Swiss cheese onto a Cuban roll, then press it until melty and gooey. If you can't find Cuban bread, French works fine too for this delicious Thanksgiving Cuban sandwich.

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    Turkey Reuben

    Turkey Reuben sandwich

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    Reubens generally use corned beef, but this turkey Reuben version turns the classic into a slightly healthier option. Once you make your own homemade Thousand Island dressing, you'll never buy a bottled version ever again. And don't worry about measuring too carefully—this recipe lends itself well to just eyeballing it.

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    Italian Antipasto Sandwich

    Italian Antipasto Sandwich

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Antipasto typically means a big, beautiful meal-starting platter filled with cured meats like prosciutto, coppa, and salami. You'll also find vegetables like roasted red peppers, spinach with garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, pickled mushrooms, and cured olives. Common cheeses for an Italian antipasto sandwich include fresh mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan, alongside delicious spreads like eggplant caponata, pesto, and bruschetta. Turn that into a sandwich for a taste of Italy.

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    Classic Turkey Club

    Turkey club sandwich

    The Spruce

    Diner fans already know a classic turkey club transforms the humble sliced turkey sandwich into an experience. Crisp lettuce, crunchy bacon, juicy tomato, and, of course, tender turkey all come together for a truly perfect sandwich. Use leftover sliced roast turkey for an even tastier lunch.

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    Classic Turkey Salad Sandwich

    Turkey salad sandwich

    The Spruce

    Turn leftover turkey into a creamy sandwich filling with this classic turkey salad sandwich. Lemon juice and a little chopped red onion add zest, while parsley gives it color and some herbal flare. Serve it on white bread, crusty rolls, or even over a bed of lettuce if you prefer fewer carbs. A side of chips turns it into the kind of lunch that will take you right back to childhood.

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    Turkey and Hummus Sandwich

    Turkey and hummus sandwich

    The Spruce / Nita West

    Beet hummus turns this healthy turkey and hummus sandwich into a beautiful and vibrant pink shade that also carries a ton of health benefits. Cracked pepper turkey gives it a great meaty, zesty flavor and feta cheese adds a salty creaminess. Kale sprouts pack even more nutrition, plus a little crunch. Use a crusty bread like baguette so it doesn't get soggy.

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    Thanksgiving Leftover Pita

    Thanksgiving leftovers pita wrap

    The Spruce / Ulyana Verbystka

    If you're sick of the same old sliced bread, grab a package of pita for this unique twist on Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches. A cranberry pomegranate sauce gives it a Middle Eastern flair, but you can use leftover prepared cranberry sauce if you have it on hand. Greek yogurt adds a nice creaminess and leftover stuffing makes this Thanksgiving leftover pita hearty enough for a full meal.

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  • 09 of 15

    Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

    Thanksgiving leftover grilled cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Some people think the leftovers make the best part of Thanksgiving, while others get sick of eating the same ingredients days later. Either way, when hunger strikes after the big meal, put together this perfect Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. A grilled holiday citrus roll gets loaded up with cranberry mustard, leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and some nutty, gooey Gruyère to level it all up.

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    Herbed Turkey and Pepper Grilled Cheese

    Herbed turkey grilled cheese

    The Spruce / Heidi Larsen

    This herbed turkey and pepper grilled cheese feature Wisconsin cream cheese mixed with fresh herbs and garlic, sweet and spicy Peppadews, and thinly sliced honey turkey breast grilled between two buttery slices of pumpernickel. It makes a hearty answer to the classic grilled cheese and works great with both deli sliced turkey or leftover carved turkey.

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    Monte Cristo and Brie Sliders

    Monte Cristo Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    These sweet and savory little Monte Cristo and brie sliders feature creamy brie, thinly sliced turkey, ham, tangy raspberry jam, and crusty French bread for a classy appetizer or light meal. These mini sandwiches get grilled on the stove in plenty of salted butter for a crispy, crunchy snack that everyone will love.

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    Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Sandwich

    Turkey cranberry brie sandwich

    The Spruce

    Turkey, cranberry, and brie create a creamy, sweet, tart contrast that works beautifully for a French-accented sandwich that makes the most of the tender protein. Serve it on white bread or a crusty baguette for a traditional taste, or try a hearty multigrain for a slightly heartier presentation.

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    Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich

    Organic turkey bacon ranch sandwich

    ​The Spruce / Nita West

    You may have ordered this awesome turkey bacon ranch sandwich at your favorite fast-food joint, but it's also to easy to make at home. Whipping up your own ranch dressing and using high-quality or local ingredients gives it an artisanal touch, but you can use bottled ranch if you're short on time. A pretzel bun brings a nutty note, but any bread or roll will work well.

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    Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

    Kentucky hot brown turkey sandwich

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    The Kentucky hot brown sandwich dates back to 1926 when the chef for the Louisville Brown Hotel made it to help late-night revelers fuel up after an evening of dancing. It starts with toast that gets topped with Mornay sauce, sliced turkey, tomatoes, and bacon, for a warm sandwich that makes a hearty meal any time.

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    Traditional Turkey Bacon Avocado Club

    Turkey Bacon Avocado Club Sandwich

    The Spruce

    Modernize the traditional turkey bacon avocado club by adding creamy sliced avocado and a kicky garlic aioli that really makes a difference. This sandwich uses up leftover Thanksgiving turkey beautifully, but you can also use sliced deli turkey instead. Make the bacon in the oven for less mess.