Copycat Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago - I was invited to Taste of Belgium for their Thanksgiving Sandwich and was WOWED!!! I knew I had to remake this sandwich with Thanksgiving leftovers! My next copycat recipe was in the books...

This sandwich has everything! ToB served it on a pumpkin spice waffle - but I tried to make it easier and used Cranberry Swirl Bread and a Pumpkin Spice Bagel - both were delicious! Now - what's inside???

First you start with leftover turkey meat! Luckily I had recently had a Friendsgiving dinner with my neighbors with the Farmhouse Feast from Bob Evans. I made sure to snag a few slices of leftover turkey! Then you pile on cranberry sauce, baby spinach (or arugula) and Boursin cheese - that's it! It's so amazing! 

Can you freeze Thanksgiving leftovers? 

Definitely! I froze the turkey slices because I wasn't sure when I was going to have the chance to make the sandwich. I defrosted them in the microwave and then popped them in the oven wrapped in foil for 8 minutes. You can also freeze pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole! With the green bean casserole - just add fresh and crunchy French fried onions on top and you'll never know it was reheated! 

I promise you this Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is going to be the best way to eat your leftovers! I was so surprised at how it transforms into something new! The cranberry sauce and Boursin cheese did the trick! 

I used swirl bread - which always comes in Cinnamon - but if you look you can find cranberry swirl during the holiday season! I also tried it with the Pumpkin Spice bagels - they were really good too! I definitely liked both! 

People always ask me for Thanksgiving leftover tips! I think the key is freezing anything you have very much of - whatever it is. Don't force yourself to eat turkey and stuffing for a week! Just freeze it and then in a month or two - you'll be so excited to have it again! Depending on what it is and how much - sometimes I'll package up the leftovers to have a Thanksgiving meal again - but if I have a bunch of one thing (like mashed potatoes) - I'll freeze that separately and use for something else later. 

What can you do with Thanksgiving leftovers? 

Here are a few of my favorite next day meals: 

- Super Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole
- Leftover Ham & Potato Casserole
- Mom's Quiche - swap out the ingredients and add turkey, vegetables and cheese and you've got a Thanksgiving Leftover Quiche!

Copycat Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Copycat Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Yield: 2
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
Recently I went to Taste of Belgium here in Cincinnati and had this amazing Thanksgiving sandwich! I couldn't help but remake it myself!!! This is remaking your Thanksgiving leftovers into something new and delicious! And I found out I love cranberry sauce! Who knew?!


  • 4 slices Cranberry Swirl Bread or 2 Pumpkin Spice Bagels
  • 4-5 slices leftover turkey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 3 oz Boursin cheese
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach


How to cook Copycat Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

  1. Toast bread or bagels
  2. Layer bread with turkey, cranberry sauce and spinach on bottom piece of bread/bagel
  3. Spread Boursin cheese in thick layer on top piece of bread/bagel
  4. Sandwich it up!


- If you haven't tried cranberry sauce - try it!!! It's amazing! - You can substitute cream cheese or goat cheese if you don't have Boursin - You can use any kind of delicate greens - I recommend arugula, baby spinach or spring greens - avoid iceberg/romaine

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