Leftover Turkey Sliders


The turkey has been carved, the last slice of pie has been eaten, and the out of town guests have gone home.  Yet, there are still scraps of turkey to be enjoyed even after all of the Thanksgiving celebrations are over.

Every year, Mr. Wishes likes to make hot turkey sandwiches from the leftover turkey and gravy.  This year I decided to make mini sandwiches, or “sliders”, on dinner rolls with what we had left to use up.  All you do is rip the turkey into smaller pieces and heat it up in a sauce pan with some gravy on medium-low heat until nice and hot.  Then, butter some dinner rolls and lightly toast them in a toaster oven or in a regular oven on a baking sheet.  Slap the turkey on a warm roll with a little extra gravy and you’re good to go.  They are SO good, even if you are completely turkey’d out!

I’d still have to say that MY favorite way to use leftover turkey is this turkey tetrazzini recipe.  Delicious!

Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? Did anyone brave black Friday?  As for me – I was sleeping in my bed and wouldn’t have had it any other way…

 Leftover Turkey Sliders made from leftover Thanksgiving turkey and gravy

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

16 Responses to “Leftover Turkey Sliders”

  1. November 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM #

    we always do sliders the next day! love it! hope you had a fabulous holiday!

    • November 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM #

      I hope you did, also! Thanks!

  2. November 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

    My dad loves making turkey sliders from leftovers.

    However, when I read this the first thing I thought of was the Friends episode when Ross’s turkey sandwich is stolen from the employee refrigerator with the “moist maker.” Haha.

    • November 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM #

      hahah that’s awesome!

  3. November 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM #

    the leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite part about thanksgiving! Ashley I had a great Thanksgiving – it was so nice to be at home with my family. I went to Target on Friday. It was a MAD HOUSE! Never again, lol!

    • November 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

      Yeah, I’ve never black Friday shopped and I’d like to keep it that way…forever 🙂

  4. November 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM #

    I wish I had leftover turkey to stuff in bagels I stashed in the freezer. 😀 I can eat sandwiches everyday and you’ll not hear a peep from me.

  5. November 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM #

    OMG, I love this! I don’t know why but my grandma must have been feeling particularly cruel on Thanksgiving since she sent us home with like, one sandwich-worth of turkey. Maaaaybe she was hoping my dad and I would have a battle-to-the-death type of thing over the slice of turkey remains, but either way, I’m so sad it’s gone because I totally want sliders like this! Hello, heaven.

    • November 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM #

      hahah that’s great. I would have shared my leftovers with you – I had more than I knew what to do with! That could be because we have two dinners on Thanksgiving, which means double the leftovers 🙂

  6. November 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM #

    My mother used to make opened-faced hot turkey sandwiches; we had very little turkey left. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, thank you.And as for Black Friday,I still had out-of-state cousins in and was making culinary discoveries…one was quite last minute and another was a happy accident….now, here comes Christmas, ready or not!

    • November 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM #

      I’m so glad to hear it!

  7. November 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM #

    these are so cute and yummy! love it!

    • November 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  8. December 2, 2012 at 3:51 AM #

    I’m Australian and we don’t have Thanksgiving here (obviously), but in about 25 more days I’ll be completely turkey’d out with Christmas turkey – a sort of death by turkey. This recipe will come in very handy when I’m dealing with the leftovers. Thanks

    • December 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM #

      Thanks for commenting!

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