Charlotte Cooks: Thanksgiving Sandwiches

Thanksgiving Sandwiches

By: Amy Hoglund 
Instagram: #EWPRecipes @notacrumbbakery

Being I’m obsessed with food, it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. One of the best parts of it all? The leftovers! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say making a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is the bomb-diggidy. Give me all the mashed potatoes and stuffing, please! I’m the type of person who likes to pile it all onto one delicious sandwich.

There are several ways to transform your leftovers. I’m going to give you two! One is the traditional Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich, and the other is putting my Thanksgiving spin on a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.

Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Total cook time: 6 mins

Prep: 3 mins

Servings: However many you can make with your leftovers!


  • Leftover Turkey

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Stuffing

  • Gravy (optional)

  • Cranberry sauce / chutney

  • Mayo

  • Ciabatta rolls

  • butter


  1. Toast ciabatta roll in the toaster oven. (I don’t like mine too toasted, so I’ll do it for 3 mins)

  2. Spread cranberry sauce/ chutney and mayo onto the roll to your liking

  3. Pile on turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing

  4. Drizzle gravy on top, or use it as a dipping sauce

  5. Chow down

Turkeyday Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

Total cook time: 5 mins.
Prep: 2 mins
Servings: However many you can make with your leftovers!


  • 2 slices of sourdough bread (or the bread to your liking)

  • Leftover Turkey

  • Cranberry sauce / chutney

  • Brie cheese - thinly sliced (about 2-3 ounces)

  • Butter


  1. Heat up a small sauce pan and spray with non-stick spray

  2. Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter on pan and place 1 slice of sour dough bread on top of it (make sure butter melts and is absorbed across the entire slice)

  3. Place brie cheese on the bottom, then top with turkey and the cranberry sauce/ chutney

  4. Place the second piece of bread on top then press down on top of sandwich

  5. Have the other 1/2 tablespoon of butter ready for when you flip the sandwich

  6. Cook till cheese is melted and the bread is a nice golden brown

  7. Finally, stuff your face with deliciousness

It’s hard to say which one of these is my favorite. If you have leftover butter rolls you can also make sliders out of the Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich, as well. I did this last year and they were fun little bites of heaven.

Enjoy and let me know how they came out! Post your sandwich masterpiece on Instagram using #EWPRecipes and comment on how yours turned out.