The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

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Everybody knows that it is a requirement  to eat a leftover sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. Usually it consists of a roll with turkey, maybe cranberry sauce and if you’re really adventurous, other leftovers.

Last year, I had an insanely brilliant idea. To ditch the roll and use stuffing for the bread in the sandwich. It’s kinda an Inception concept. We’re turning the bread, that was destructed to make stuffing back into bread for a sandwich. 

I tried a few ways to form the “bread,”  mostly unsuccessfully. This year, I figured it out!

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The waffle iron holds the key.

The waffle iron regulates the thickness, helps the stuffing to stay together and the best part… it gives the stuffing a crispy crust. Oh baby, good gravy!

Press a scoop of stuffing into a well greased waffle iron and smash it down. Let it cook for several minutes. When it is starting to brown, carefully remove the bread.

Now you can add turkey, cranberry sauce, a little gravy instead of mayo, if you so desire (and let’s face it whatever else you want.)

This “sandwich” isn’t easy to eat in hand, like a regular sandwich. It’s easier with a fork and knife. But oh man, is it good!

So if you still have some left overs (and let’s face it, the rolls always seem to be gone first,) then try making the Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich today!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich


  • 1/2 cup leftover stuffing
  • sliced leftover turkey
  • leftover cranberry sauce
  • mayonnaise or leftover gravy
  • whatever else you wanna try out!


  1. Heat waffle iron and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Spread stuffing evenly into two squares of the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron as much as possible. Let the stuffing cook for several minutes, until it starts to darken and crisp.
  3. Carefully remove stuffing waffles.
  4. Top with mayonnaise or gravy, cranberry sauce, turkey and whatever else.
  5. Eat open face style with a fork and knife.




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