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Deluxe Christmas leftovers sandwich recipe

Deluxe Christmas leftovers sandwich recipe

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  • Ingredients
  • Meat and poultry
  • Poultry
  • Turkey
  • Leftover turkey

A perfect, lazy way to use up any leftover Christmas dinner. They can be messy to eat but are so delicious!

20 people made this

IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 4 white fluffy rolls, split in half
  • leftover roast turkey, shredded
  • leftover stuffing
  • leftover gravy
  • 8 tablespoons cranberry sauce

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on each half of the rolls. Layer turkey, stuffing, 2 tablespoons gravy, and 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce on each of the four halves. Top each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread.
  3. Wrap each sandwich in foil and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until the sandwiches are heated through.

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Reviews in English (22)

by Sarah Jo

Who dosen't make a leftover turkey sandwich at least once? Even better with regular bread, minus the mayo, and using an extra slice in the middle soaked in gravy on both sides? (The Moistmaker!) NOTE: This holds up better when you toast the bread.-29 Nov 2009


We just LOVE these sandwiches, infact packed ours to carry home from our childrens home yesterday. It was great not to cook when we got home. Just warmed some squash soup that my daughter prepared...and wala dinner! What I typically do is combine equal parts of whole cranberry sauce and mayonaise (or to taste) and keep it in the fridge for most of our coldcut sandwich~YUMMY!! Hope you had a YUMMY Thanksgivingm with many things to be thankful for...we, good health and certainly our family! (our pets too!)-28 Nov 2010

by MrsPestana

We already do this with our turkey the next day after thanksgiving. The recipe does not call for mashed potatoes but the picture had it so we add some. Next time will just stick to our usual of turkey, gravy, stuffing and maybe add cranberry sauce.Just microwaved everything to save on energy.-02 Mar 2011

Easy Ham & Cheese Sliders Recipe

These easy Ham & Cheese Sliders are the perfect way to use up your leftover ham. Yummy ham and Swiss cheese inside a flaky buttery croissant with a yummy topping make for a great lunch, dinner or appetizer! Serve these at your next picnic, potluck or game day party!

Several years ago, my mother was telling me about Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders that was served at an event she attended. She also said that there was a poppy seed dressing on top that really added some great flavor.

Having never had these poppy seed ham & cheese sliders before, I retold the account to my Mother-in-Law to see if she had ever heard of them. She too tells me that she&rsquos had them before and that yes indeed they were tasty.

So I got thinking. Am I the only person who has never heard of these Ham & Swiss Cheese sliders before?

Because I wanted to see what all the hype was, I got the recipe from my mother. After looking it over I quickly upgraded the bread to my favorite croissant and whipped up a large casserole dish full.

That night we my husband and I gobbled up three sandwiches each. We then ate 3 more for lunch the next day too. Call us piggies if you must, but we really loved the flakiness of the crust and the yummy poppy seed dressing too.

Because we ate so many, I&rsquom pretty sure that means they are good. Wanting to make sure it wasn&rsquot just us who loved these sandwiches, I whipped up another batch for a group of taste testers to try.

Every person who tried these said they would definitely eat them again. At first I was worried about the flavor combination of poppy seeds and mustard. Not to mention how those two flavors would mix with the ham and Swiss cheese too.

I had nothing to worry about because the flavor combination was a hit. Each of the flavors compliment each other, making these something we all love.

These baked ham & cheese sliders are one of our favorite go-to recipes when we have leftover ham. Rather than freezing our leftover ham from Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, we like to transform it into a variety of recipes.

These Deluxe Ham & Cheese Sandwiches are ALWAYS on the menu the day after making a ham. These taste great with any flavor of ham and are so quick to toss together!

If you don&rsquot have leftover ham, then don&rsquot sweat it. Instead you can buy carving board ham in the packaged deli meat section or you can use deli ham too. We prefer thicker slices of ham for these sandwiches but there is no right or wrong way.

I should also mention that you can use any kind of bread too. Obviously, our favorite is a rich buttery croissant. However we know many people who prefer to use Hawaiian Rolls or even traditional store bought rolls too. We love them and so far everyone we serve them to do as well!

Leftover Lunch Deluxe Meatloaf Sandwich

The first meal that I ever made, and I mean ever, was meatloaf. I was a teenager and I picked up one of my Mom’s cookbooks one hungry afternoon. I landed on a recipe that had ingredients that I could easily identify, except I think that back then the idea of dry mustard really threw me. Hey, it’s a shocker if you’ve only even seen it come out of a bottle, right? There are so many things that can trip you up in cooking, but not this recipe and not the leftover lunch you can have for tomorrow either. This one is easy!

Make your favorite meatloaf. Here’s the recipe for mine. I call it “Tub’s Favorite Meatloaf” (one of my Dad’s nicknames) because I always wanted to remember which one he liked the best. Every time I make it, I think of how much he praised my first meal and for that matter, every subsequent time that I made it.

Joy from

This was my Dad's favorite meatloaf recipe. It came from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. It was the first meal I ever made.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs or 1 cup soft breadcrumbs, can use about 1 1/2 slices of bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Place in 9x5x3 loaf pan, ungreased.
  3. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
  4. Top with ketchup.
  5. Return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately while warm.
  7. May be frozen. To serve after frozen: place foil wrapped loaf on oven rack at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

One thing that my Dad never did and my husband always does is make a meatloaf sandwich. I’ll be honest. I just can’t go there. I can’t cross the bridge where I go from my meatloaf to seeing it as a sandwich, but I’m not the meatloaf sandwich connoisseur that my husband is. I just know he loves them, so I make sure to put a piece away for his lunch the next day.

I’m using Reynolds™ heat & eat disposable containers. I like them because they’re made of fibrous, paper-like materials that are renewable and can easily go from freezer to fridge to microwave. The lid is BPA-free and made of recyclable plastic. The lid isn’t to be microwaved, which keeps plastic out of the microwave. I’m all about that. Plus, with Thanksgiving coming up, these are just what I need for sending leftovers home with family and friends.

So he can take these, let’s be honest, boring…leftovers and with just a few additions, turn them into a Leftover Lunch Deluxe Meatloaf Sandwich.

Ta da! How did that boring meatloaf turn into this? Simple. Add Texas toast, lettuce, pickles and ketchup. This sure beats the equally boring meatloaf between two pieces of bread thing my husband used to do. I will say one thing though, as it turns out…he prefers this with mustard! What?! Making a mental note of that. Well, whatever you want to do to make it deluxe for you, try it! You can switch up the bread, add sprouts, make mini sandwiches, sliders, the sky is the limit! Add the meatloaf to your Reynolds™ heat & eat containers and you’re ready for tomorrow!

I bought my Reynolds™ heat & eat containers at Target. I love going to Target. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently went to visit my daughter who’s away at college. I stopped at Target on my way to see her because she mentioned that she needed a loaf pan and a large baking pan…and some trivets…and some vitamins. College kids. Anyway, I was able to pop into one and grab all those things. It saved us a ton of time because she was taking exams and we were trying to get things done so we could take a short trip together. All that being said, I love that I can count on Target to have things I need, no matter where I am.

What are your favorite ways to turn leftovers into tomorrow’s lunch?

Recipe Summary

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 8 slices hot Genoa salami
  • 8 slices roasted ham
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 4 leaves basil, chopped
  • 4 slices provolone cheese

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat add mushrooms and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.

Preheat a panini press according to manufacturer's instructions.

Spread an even layer of tomato sauce onto the cut sides of each ciabatta roll. Sprinkle equal amounts of garlic and oregano onto each roll. Place 2 salami slices side by side onto each roll top each with 2 slices ham. Divide red onion, mushrooms, red pepper, olives, and basil between the 4 sandwiches and spread evenly atop the meats. Finish by topping with provolone cheese and sandwiching roll halves around the fillings.

Cook sandwiches on preheated panini press until there are dark brown grill marks on the bread, the cheese is melted, and the center is warm, about 5 minutes.

Рецепт Recipe of the Week - Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Pot Roast when the weather outside is in the 80's? Sure, why not. I originally posted about pot roast in November of 2008. (Recipe of the Week - Pot Roast ) I know, a winter month, but why do we relegate some of our favorite foods to certain times of the year. Pot roast falls under that comfort food category in my mind. Should we only seek out comfort foods when the weather is cold? Doesn't it taste just as good in May as it does in November?

I made pot roast Saturday, just because I felt like it. One of the benefits of making a pot roast is having leftovers to make another meal of a few days later. I was working hard on a "home project", temperature 86, humidity 86 when I found myself faced at 6 PM with a decision on dinner. Then I remembered the leftover pot roast. Bingo! Simple, deluxe diner food. I added some fries and a fresh salad from our garden. A meal Guy Fieri would be happy with. The only thing lacking from a great diner meal was the rice pudding. Ummm, maybe tomorrow.

Egg Salad Sandwich

A classic egg salad for sandwiches is hard-boiled eggs, mayo, and a little salt and pepper. Serve on bread and call it a day. We happen to love it on a croissant. You can serve it on loaf bread and I have heard that some people like to skip the bread and put this in a lettuce wrap too. We do that occasionally when we make buffalo chicken wraps, so I like the concept!

I find that this recipe is perfect as-is for egg salad sandwiches. If you are making this recipe to serve as egg salad, you can add a bit more mayo to make it creamier.

If you are a rebel and want a truly loaded egg salad sandwich you could also add:

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Use up leftover cooked ham or gammon after Christmas using our easy meal ideas. Choose from tasty pies, salads, soups and more.

Christmas ham quesadilla with sweet pickled onions

Use this as a basic recipe for eating up your Christmas leftovers. Shredded turkey would work well and you can even use up a mix of leftover cheeses

Next level turkey & ham pie

Use up the Christmas leftovers to make this hearty, deep-filled turkey and ham pie. You could use shop-bought pastry but nothing beats homemade

Celeriac hash with ham hock & duck eggs

This hearty hash is a great way to use up any leftover root vegetables. You could try swapping the celeriac for parsnips, potatoes or Jerusalem artichokes

Sherried turkey & ham bake

This warming bake, rich with sherry and mustard, will use up the Christmas leftovers

Recipe Summary

  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup turkey gravy
  • 4 reduced-sodium bacon slices, cooked and cut in half
  • 12 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast
  • 2 slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry-shallot chutney

Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Spread light mayonnaise evenly over 4 bread slices. Spread turkey gravy evenly over remaining 4 bread slices. Top the mayonnaise-spread slices evenly with bacon slices, turkey breast, and provolone cheese. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top cheese evenly with arugula. Drizzle with cranberry-shallot chutney. Top with gravy-spread bread slices. Press sandwiches together.

Leftover Turkey Pie Recipes

From pot pies to hand pies leftover turkey in a pie is a delicious creamy way to change things up.

Easy Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Homemade turkey pot pie made easy with a creamy scratch-made filling and plenty of veggies

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuits

In the mood for stick to your ribs comfort food? Fix this thick & hearty chicken pot pie in one skillet on the stovetop and while that's simmering away, bake a batch of quick & easy cheddar garlic drop biscuits to serve on top. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken, turkey or ham!

Healthy Easy Turkey Pot Pie

Use leftover turkey and frozen vegetables in this Healthy Easy Turkey Pot Pie recipe to serve a quick and light dinner. It uses phyllo sheets instead of puff pastry and there&rsquos no heavy cream OR butter in the filling!

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This is just a very basic chicken salad for topping off greens or slapping between a couple slices of bread. It's a basic recipe which, in the past, I've done with much more mayo - the milk thins out the mayo and helps spread the flavor out in this variation. Adding dried cranberries or chopped nuts makes it even better, but doing that, one should remove the relish and add a little more milk (maybe up it to 3 tablespoons of milk). This is a -big- recipe because it keeps for many days in a sealed container.

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