Baked Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches

I am so excited to show this recipe to y’all — I swear you are going to love this one. Grab some napkins, because they are seriously messy, and let’s discuss these Baked Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches.

These little sandwiches are straight from Thanksgiving heaven. You start with a sweet Hawaiian roll and stuff it with leftover turkey, smoked gouda cheese, cranberry relish, stuffing and gravy. Then they are topped with even more gravy and baked to perfection. Are you in love yet?? I know I am.

Thursday is the big day — Thanksgiving — and I feel like I have done my part to help prep you all a little bit better.

This year, I remade The Best Green Bean Casserole with a quick handy video that you can follow along with as you cook. I showed you how to make the easiest and cutest Turkey Cheese Ball ever.

AND I have now given you TWO new recipes to use up your leftover turkey in. These Baked Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches and my new favorite gluten-free Turkey Biscuit Casserole.

I truly believe there are never enough recipes to use up leftovers in. My Papa was the king of not eating leftovers. My granny became very efficient in making exactly enough to feed two people because my grandfather was not going to eat it again. Yes, he was very spoiled and we all miss him and his quirks dearly.

However, in my house Papa would not have been happy around the holidays. Jorge and I can eat leftovers for days. I have been known to wake up and eat cold Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast the next day. Thanksgiving is my superbowl of eating and I already have my stretchy jeans on stand by.

As I mentioned earlier, these sandwiches are messy. They are filled with gravy and then smothered in it before being baked.

So you have two options: #1: You can be classy and eat them with a fork and knife on a plate. #2: You can be like Jorge and I and eat them with a pack of baby wipes between you to wipe the gravy off your hands and face when you’re done. The choice is yours. ūüėČ

Baked Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches


  • 1 package (12 rolls) Hawaiian rolls, sliced in half
  • 12 thick slices roasted¬†turkey
  • 6 slices smoked gouda cheese
  • 1 cup cranberry relish
  • 3 cups cooked stuffing
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey gravy


  1. Preheat oven to 350¬įF. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Place the bottoms of the sliced rolls in the baking dish.
  2. Place a slice of turkey inside of one half of each roll. Followed by a layer of cheese, cranberry relish, and stuffing.
  3. Divide 1/2 cup of gravy on top of stuffing.
  4. Close rolls by putting the top of the roll on top of the stuffing.
  5. Pour remaining gravy evenly over all of the sandwiches.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 12 minutes, or until warmed. Serve immediately!

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