Tasty leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches

It’s officially Christmas on DIY Lifestyle. I hope you all LOVE it because I sure had a blast setting it up. As I am sure you all have seen, I added a new page to my blog, “daily news”, where I share news with my readers regarding my blog as well as some fun interactive links. I have also added a Christmas countdown, a cool Christmas facts tab which shares cool facts regarding the Christmas season, as well as, a new Christmas pop-up. My first Christmas post is going up November 30th at 8 a.m est so make sure you read it because it will help you prepare for the Holidays 🙂 Lastly, I added a Christmas tab to the top of my blog where you will find all of my upcoming Christmas posts and blogmas. No posts are found in the tab yet but they soon will be. And just a quick mention, I did not remove the Thanksgiving tab. I just moved it under “categories”, so do not worry because you can still find all of my Thanksgiving posts under there.

I hope you all had a safe and yummy Thanksgiving. I ate so much food and I am still continuing to, curse those Thanksgiving leftovers 🙂 . Who else ate a lot of food? It is very hard not too! Everything just looks so appetizing. Cranberry sauce, stuffing, ham, and ooooo you cannot forget the pies. Pies, pies, pies, pumpkin pies, apple pies, berry pies, I love them all 🙂 I even had pie for breakfast a few times since Thursday 🙂 We had a small gathering but for some reason we were left with a ton of leftovers, which brings me into today’s post.

Have a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers? Well do not fret because today I am sharing “terrific thanksgiving sandwiches” to make with your leftovers. Don’t throw them away! Make a sandwich to save the day!


Turkey brie grilled cheese sandwich with cranberry mustard

Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard |



  •  1- 2 tablespoons oil
  •  1- 2 tablespoons butter
  •  4 pieces of rustic sourdough bread
  •  4 ounces sliced turkey
  •  2 ounces sliced brie (¼ inch thick)
  •  1 teaspoon thyme leaves (optional)
  •  4- 6 tablespoons cranberry mustard

Cranberry Mustard ( makes 2 ¾  Cups) 

  •  ½ red onion, diced
  •  2 teaspoons olive oil
  •  2 cups fresh cranberries
  •  ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  •  ½  cup water
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
  •  ⅓ cup sugar
  •  4 tablespoons whole mustard seeds
  •  1 tablespoon ground mustard
  •  ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2.  Take two slices of good quality sourdough bread and layer with sliced brie (¼ inch thick) , then turkey, and a few generous dollops of cranberry mustard.  Top with the other slice of bread. In a skillet,  heat a mixture of butter and oil and toast the sandwich, on medium heat, on both sides until perfectly golden in color. Place in the warm oven until sandwich is heated through and brie is perfectly melty.
  3.   To make cranberry mustard: In a medium sized heavy bottom pot, sauté the onion over medium high heat until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine,  bring to a simmer, cover, and turn heat to low for 10 minutes. Turn heat off, leave covered and let stand for one hour. Check consistency. If you like a looser mustard, add a few tablespoons of water to get it to desired consistency.
  4.  Preserve like you would jam, or refrigerate.

I found this recipe & picture on feasting at home

The ultimate turkey club

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Club


  •  6 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  •  ¾ pound leftover turkey
  •  ½ cup leftover cranberry sauce
  •  ¼ cup mayo
  •  6 slices cooked bacon cut in half
  •  Sliced red onion
  •  ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  •  2 ounces light cream cheese
  •  Lettuce



  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  In a small bowl mix mayo and cranberry sauce together
  3.  Spread cranberry mayo on all six pieces of bread.
  4.  Pile ¼ of the turkey onto two slices of bread and top with lettuce, followed by 2 slices of bacon, cheddar cheese and red onion.
  5.  Place other piece of bread on top, cranberry side down.
  6.  Spread middle piece of bread with one ounce of cream cheese.
  7.  Top with turkey, followed by lettuce, bacon, cheese and red onion.
  8.  Place toothpicks in corners of sandwich.
  9.  Place on sheet pan and bake until cheese is melted.

I found this recipe & picture on oh sweet basil

Healthy California turkey cub











  •  2 Turkey Breasts (or chicken), pounded out flat, and cut into two more pieces, leaving you with 4
  •  1 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs, divided
  •  1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  •  1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  •  1/3 Cup Fat Free Mayonnaise or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Slices Turkey Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
  •  1/2 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

For the avocado salsa

  •  1 Avocado, chopped
  •  2 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
  •  1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  •  1 Pinch salt and Pepper
  •  1 Squirt Lemon Juice
  •  Lettuce


  1.  Divide the bread crumbs evenly between two dishes.
  2.  Add the salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  3.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
  5.  Place each breast in the bread crumbs, pressing down to help the crumbs stick.
  6.  Once the pan is hot and the oil is beginning to simmer, add the turkey/chicken and immediately turn down to low.
  7.  Allow the turkey/chicken to cook for about 4-6 minutes, and the bread crumbs have turned golden.
  8.  Remove the turkey/chicken to a baking dish.
  9.  Spread a thin layer of the mayonnaise or yogurt on each breast and sprinkle with a little bit of the separated bread crumbs.
  10.  Place in the oven to bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  11.  Remove from the oven and add the bacon and then cheese.
  12.  Place the chicken back in the oven until the cheese is melted and the turkey/chicken is cooked through, another 8-10 minutes.
  13.  Meanwhile, combine the avocados, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice and season to taste.
  14.  Place lettuce on a platter and once the meat is cooked, allow it to cool for a few minutes, place on the lettuce and top with the salsa.

I found this recipe & picture on oh sweet basil

Turkey sandwich with cream cheese and bacon

Turkey Sandwich With Cream Cheese and Bacon | Get the recipe for Turkey Sandwich With Cream Cheese and Bacon.


  1.  In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2.  Spread the bread with the cream cheese. Form a sandwich with the turkey and bacon.

I found this recipe & picture on real simple


Turkey Sandwiches With Apple and Walnut Mayo



  •  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  •  ¼ cup walnuts
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  •  ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  •  8 slices wheat bread
  •  sliced turkey
  •  1 green apple, cored and thinly sliced
  1.  Mix the mustard, walnuts, and parsley into the mayonnaise. (For extra flavor, mix in a few drops of hot sauce.)
  2.  Spread it on the bread, then make sandwiches with the sliced turkey and apple.

I found this recipe & picture on real simple

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    1. Yum!! Great ideas of what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers!!

      I tried your vegan/gluten free apple pie and vegan/gluten free pumpkin pie, they were both absolutely delicious😋

      1. Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed them! And I hope you enjoy these sandwiches if you decide to make them!

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