How to Make a Leftover Turkey Sandwich

For some, turkey leftovers are loved almost as much as the Thanksgiving meal itself. We’re right there with you. And this leftover turkey sandwich recipe will show you how to take leftovers to the next level.

And guess what? You probably already have the ingredients in your refrigerator from dinner! So use this recipe as a guide, not a rulebook. Get creative, make it your own. Make it all kinds of good.

Easy Leftover Turkey Sliders

What you'll need: cream cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, cheese, stuffing, sliced leftover turkey, butter and cranberry sauce. Check out the full recipe for Leftover Turkey Sliders!  

Don't have all that? No problem! Customize this sandwich with whatever leftovers you have on hand. Substitute mashed sweet potatoes with regular mashed potatoes, yams or butternut squash. Use the cheese of your choosing and your favorite roll.


The steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease an 11x8-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and sweet potatoes until smooth.
  3. Cut each roll horizontally in half. On each bottom half, place 1 slice cheese (cut to fit roll). Divide stuffing into 6 portions (about ¼ cup each); pat each portion into a patty to fit roll, and place on top of cheese. Divide cream cheese mixture evenly among sliders (about 1 tablespoon each); top each with 1 ounce turkey. Cover with top halves of rolls, and place in prepared pan. Brush melted butter on top of sliders. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake until heated through, 25 to 30 minutes. Top each slider with 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce. Serve immediately.