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This tasty Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Make it into a meal or appetizer.

This Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is topped with Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing, for a Thanksgiving leftover trifecta! It’s delicious served with a side of soup or salad.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich close up image with stuffing, lettuce, turkey and cranberries.

All about the food!

We know the holidays center so much around food, but isn’t that one of the main reasons we all love them?

From Thanksgiving all the way to New Years, we plan so many fun activities and traditions, and love to have food at the heart of it all!

With all of those tasty leftovers, we wanted to put them to good use. Since the kids love to get in the kitchen and help with EVERYTHING I make, they helped me create a Turkey Cranberry Sandwich that was out of this world.

In one fail swoop we incorporated the Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Stuffing into a new, delicious Thanksgiving leftover sandwich! The kids had so much fun layering it all, and may have even added a few additions (like cheese and gravy to the mix!)

The combination of flavors makes it taste like a HOLIDAY in your mouth. It can be made in a mini version, as sliders, to be an appetizer too!

Turkey slices for turkey cranberry sandwich.

Eckrich Deli Meat

We love to use Eckrich Deli Meat in our sandwiches and appetizers because of their high quality and taste. They’re also 100% gluten-free, are easy to work with and have many varieties to choose from – turkey, chicken, ham, bologna, beef, salami, pastrami and more!

For their turkey products, they offer:

  • Browned Turkey
  • Mesquite Smoked Turkey
  • Smoked Turkey
  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Honey Roasted Turkey Breast

We knew the Eckrich Oven Roasted Turkey Breast would be great for these sandwiches and we were right. The flavor was amazing, and it was absolutely delicious mixed with the cranberry and stuffing!

Eckrich Oven Roasted Turkey Breast for easy turkey cranberry sandwich.

How to Make Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches

Putting these sandwiches together is a cinch!

BREAD. We chose some artisan bread buns because they were extra soft, but wanted to toast the bottoms for a bit of a crunch. To do that, we buttered and added them to the skillet for a few minutes. Just note that any bread works for this.

Use anything, from leftover Thanksgiving Rolls to Sourdough Bread. Multi grain Wheat Bread or croissants are particularly yummy, but you can choose what you like best.

ASSEMBLE. From there we put together all the fixings, which included:

A few of our kids aren’t huge fans of stuffing, so we omitted it. Instead, we added cheese, which was a great addition. Layer it how you want, and enjoy!

Toasted buns for Turkey Cranberry Sandwich recipe.

MORE Sandwich toppings!

Choose to keep your sandwich simple, or load it with toppings. There are so many delicious choices:

  • mayonnaise
  • lettuce or spinach leaves
  • cucumber slices
  • tomato slices
  • red onions
  • cream cheese spread
  • cheese: Swiss, Pepper jack, American, Mozzarella, Provolone

All of these work great with a turkey + cranberry combo! Or give these flavor variations a try:

Cranberry Turkey Panini: Spread cream cheese on one slice of sourdough bread. Add turkey slices, spinach and cranberry sauce, then cover with the other slice of bread. Spread butter on the outer slices and grill in a panini press.

Cranberry Grilled Cheese: Heat up a griddle. Add turkey slices, cheese and cranberry sauce to sliced bread. Butter the outer sides of the bread and grill until cheese has melted.

Cranberry Turkey Club: Use your choice of sandwich bread. Add lettuce, tomato, bacon, turkey slices and cranberry sauce.

Serve your Turkey Cranberry Sandwich With:

This turkey sandwich has all the delicious flavors of Thanksgiving in each bite. It pairs well with a simple soup or salad. Here are some great choices.

Storing info

STORE leftover turkey slices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To FREEZE the turkey, store the slices in a freezer safe, airtight container for up to 3 months.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich close up filled with cranberry sauce and stuffing.

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5 from 7 votes

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This tasty Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Make it into a meal or appetizer.
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 12 slices Eckrich Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • butter
  • 4 artisan buns
  • 4 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise
  • lettuce
  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce

Instructions 

  • Toast your buns by buttering them and added them to the skillet for a few minutes.
  • From there, we put together all the fixings which included: Olive oil mayo, Eckrich oven roasted turkey breast deli meat, lettuce, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
  • For each sandwich, add 1 tbsp mayo, 4 slices of Eckrich deli turkey meat, 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, lettuce and 1/4 cup stuffing. Layer as desired and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 711mg, Potassium: 249mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 186IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Be sure to gather the family, get in the kitchen and make some yummy recipes this holiday season! For more recipe inspiration, product information, and where to buy, visit Eckrich.com.

About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    HOW DID YOU GET YOUR SANDWICH SO PICTURE PERFECT! I LOVE THAT THIS RECIPE USES SEVERAL THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS. YUM!

  2. 5 stars
    NoT your typical homemade sandwich. It taste just like thanksgiving. Not complicated and easy to put together.

  3. 5 stars
    I usually don’t like stuffing but on this sandwich, it’s just perfect! Love the tang you get from the cranberry sauce and the mayo is a must. So good!

  4. 5 stars
    It’s a Thanksgiving meal all in one sandwich!! Love it!! I’m not usually one for those flavors to be combined, but it seems to work in this sandwich!