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Leftover Smoked Turkey Sandwich

These easy sandwiches use leftover smoked turkey, chopped and covered in bbq sauce for a totally delicious, and a little bit messy, meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 562kcal


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 lbs smoked turkey leftovers picked over and chopped
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 red pepper stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 - 2 cups your favorite Head Country Bar-B-Que Sauce
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 9 slices colby jack cheese
  • fresh arugula for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, heat the turkey through.
  • Remove from pan and saute the onion and pepper until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the turkey back to the pan and toss it all with the Head Country Bar-b-Cue sauce.
  • Meanwhile, split and toast the rolls.
  • Fill each roll evenly with the turkey mixture.
  • Cut the cheese into strips and cover each layering up as desired.
  • Place the sandwiches onto a baking sheet and toast once again, until the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh arugula for serving.
  • See notes on tailgating or campfire prep for this recipe


To make this recipe for campfire or tailgating:

  • mix the turkey with the sauteed veggies and sauce ahead of time and chill. 
  • Stuff each hoagie roll with the filling and top with cheese. 
  • Wrap in foil tightly for transport. 
  • Grill over coals, in foil, until the leftover smoked turkey sandwich is heated through and the cheese is melted. 
  • Use the foil wrapper to keep hands clean while enjoying! 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 12.4mg