I think a leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich is one of the best things about thanksgiving meal. It might sound silly, but I look forward to these sandwiches every black Friday. They’re so ridiculously indulgent and perfect.
We love this thanksgiving sandwich so much and think the extra gravy soaked bread really takes this sandwich over the top! We drew inspiration for this sandwich from one of our favorite show, Friends, where Monica makes leftover thanksgiving sandwiches with a gravy soaked slice of bread, which she coined as the “moist maker”. It’s a very appropriate name too because it truly ensures your sandwich won’t be dry in any way, while also adding more flavor. Some of you might remember THIS scene from the episode, which is the best and never seems to get old!
Anyway, this is quite a hefty sandwich and we know the added carbs from both the third slice of bread AND the stuffing might be a little much for some. If that’s the case for you, I highly recommend still making this sandwich, but instead of adding an extra slice of bread, just dip each slice of turkey into the gravy. You still get the delicious flavor of the gravy in the sandwich, but can trim away at a little bit of the extra carbs.
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- 3 slices bread
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 6 ounces roasted turkey, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup stuffing
- 2 green leaf lettuce leaves optional
- 1/2 cup turkey gravy
- Spread a small amount of mayonnaise onto two slices of bread.
- Dip the remaining slice of bread in gravy and set aside.
- Build the sandwich however you like, placing the gravy soaked bread in the center.
- Gently push together and enjoy!
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Highly recommended and easier to make than to eat.
Teri Lyn Fisher
Hahah! Yes. :)
i love friends and this is so good, better than my trys to make this sandwich, but one thing that i would change and this has nothing to do with my preferences but sticking to friends, it would be light mayo, as monica says “it’s not mayonnaise”
I’m not so sure about the cranberry sauce, at least not if I’m going to use mayo.
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thanks for the great post! Happy Thanksgiving!
Le Petit Bohemian
Looks great! And with the whole wheat bread a bit more healthier. The only thing this recipe is missing from Thanksgiving dinner is mashed potatoes. Thinking about revamping this recipe?
LOL – My skin crawls every time I hear the “M” word but I had to read on because that is one of my favorite episodes of Friends!
This is a thing of beauty. I love that this is just as much about texture and making this a pleasure to eat as it is about flavour.
Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
Totally genius. Looks amazing!
I have met my fellow “moist” haters. No one I meet ever seems to get why that word makes me shudder. I love you guys : )
Oh my…..if I had any turkey left, I’d be in the kitchen right now putting this together. A gravy layer?? I love it!
yummyyyy tummy is growling and we are out of leftovers… sad day
Genius! And “Friends” references are always appreciated!
I didn’t even think about the grossness of the word “moist” because this sandwich looks banging! Plus moist kinda sounds naughty and I definitely think a gravy soaked center is a bit naughty.
I’ll use this as inspiration to help us gobble up some leftovers here… but w/ home-baked bread! :)
I love leftover recipes specially if they turn out as delicious as the original recipes… The idea of the bread that makes the sandwich moist is brilliant. No more gravy dipping! This is plain and simple awesome. Great post…will start putting together my moist sandwich! Thanks!
This is simply amazing! Glad to hear you had a fun Thanksgiving!
“did you think it was YOUR sandwich with a moist maker?”
Hilarious! I love that episode. :)
Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
I just re-watched that episode last week!! So funny! and now I’M going to steal Ross’s sandwich!
Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen
Wait, when I saw this post at first, I thought moist maker was actually some sort of fancy sando making machine…I guess all the turkey has gone to my head! I get it now, def need a saturated piece of bread otherwise it can get a little dry. Good idea, and beautiful photo!
I would use some sweet Hawaiin rolls in place of the wheat bread, and maybe some bacon, hahah
ROB! Get out of my brain!!! Did you know that when I make these for real I make them with Hawaiian bread?!?!?! Just thought I’d make it “healthier” with wheat bread :)
April, Everyday Forgotten
Oh wow, I neeeed to make this!
Pretty. Good. Food.
Yup, I’m ready for seconds :)!
Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
Moist is a SUUUUUPER gross word. Can’t deal. This sandwich looks bangin’ tho, per usual. xo
Jacquelyn | lark+linen
It makes me so happy that you included the moist maker in your sandwich! I chuckled. And although I just ate lunch, I could definitely find room for that delicious looking thing
Elaina @ Flavour
I can’t believe it, what a great post!!! I knew once I saw the title you were talking about Friends and couldn’t wait to open the post….LOVE IT! Happy Belated Thanksgiving :)