Don’t throw your Thanksgiving leftovers away! Use them to make this delicious Leftover Turkey Sandwich! Slices of turkey piled on top of white bread with mayo, cheese, bacon, avocado, onion, and a fried egg. 

This sandwich is filled to overflowing with turkey, bacon, avocado, and onions. Then to top it off, a fried egg. This isn't your school box turkey sandwich!

Wondering what to do with your turkey leftovers? This Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey meat. Whether you made a Roast Turkey, Smoked Turkey, or Spatchcock Turkey, you can use up all those yummy leftovers to make a great sandwich. 

What Is a Leftover Sandwich Made with Turkey?

This turkey sandwich uses up sliced turkey leftover from Thanksgiving, whether that’s dark meat or white meat. Then, we place it atop some thick white bread, kind of like our Hot Turkey Sandwich, and turn it into a mouthwatering masterpiece. If you’re still not over Thanksgiving food, you can totally use mashed potatoes, leftover stuffing, leftover cranberry sauce, and some extra gravy and give that Thanksgiving dinner a second life. 

Ultimate Grilled Turkey Sandwich | Kita Roberts

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Ingredients

  • Hearty sliced white bread
  • Mayo
  • Sliced turkey
  • Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • Ripe avocado 
  • Slices of bacon
  • Sliced white onion
  • Fried egg

How to Make Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

  1. Take your bread slices and spread a thin layer of mayo on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Now, it’s time to stack it up! Start with the turkey, then add the cheese, avocado, crispy bacon, and some sliced onions.
  3. Next, put your sandwich on a preheated griddle, panini press, or skillet. Cook it until the bread turns a beautiful golden brown and that cheese starts to ooze and melt.
  4. Once it’s done, slide it onto a plate and get ready for the finishing touch.
  5. Fry up an egg until it’s nice and hot. Then, place that egg right on top of your sandwich. For a little extra flair, stick a toothpick through the center of the egg so that when you take a bite, the yolk oozes out and makes everything deliciously creamy. Enjoy!
This sandwich is filled to overflowing with turkey, bacon, avocado, onions, and a fried egg. Yeah, this is gonna be good!

Girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to play around with various cheeses like pepper jack, fresh mozzarella, Swiss cheese, etc. 
  • For a little kick, add some buffalo sauce to your sandwich. 
  • Play around with different types of bread like sourdough bread or another hearty bread like wheat or seeded. 

What to Serve With a Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Some delicious sides to serve with your sandwich are potato chips, French fries, a cup of hot soup, or leftover Thanksgiving food like your favorite side dishes.


We recommend storing everything separately to maintain freshness and flavor. Store the leftover turkey in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months but we always find it better fresh.

More Leftover Turkey Recipes

This Leftover Turkey Sandwich is an amazing way to jazz up Thanksgiving leftovers to make things a little more exciting! It’s one of our favorite ways to revisit your Thanksgiving feast without all the cooking!

The Ultimate Grilled Turkey Sandwich

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Ultimate Grilled Turkey Sandwich | Kita Roberts
If eaten correctly, this sandwich requires napkins because its the ultimate turkey sandwich!


  • Hearty sliced white bread
  • Mayo
  • Sliced turkey
  • Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and sliced
  • 4 slices bacon cooked til crispy
  • Slice white onion
  • 1 egg fried


  • Arrange the sliced bread and smear a thin layer of mayo on top.
  • Pile on the fixings, turkey, cheese, avocado, bacon, and onion.
  • Press in a preheated griddle, sandwich press, or skillet, until golden brown and cheese has started to melt.
  • Serve on platter with hot fried egg on top. Jab a toothpick right through the center of the egg so that the yolk runs out and creates a creamy mess.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kita Roberts

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Kita is a multi-talented individual, boasting numerous accomplishments such as being an award-winning recipe developer, world-traveled professional photographer, and journalist. As the lead creative force behind Girl Carnivore®, she is widely recognized as an authority on all things meat.


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