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Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich
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Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich is just a classic and cravable all by itself. Sometimes nothing will do but this sandwich in all its simplicity. Just heated Turkey, Butter, Bread, Salt & Pepper.

I felt it worth posting because I imagine I’m not alone in desiring this sandwich when there is leftover Turkey. Sometimes this is just it. Nothing more, nothing less. Good Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich.

Leftover Turkey

Use about 1/2 C of Leftover Turkey Meat. Heated in a pan over medium-high heat. I like using Dark Meat or mixed with a bit of white meat. With a Tablespoon each of Water & Butter. Salt & Pepper to taste. That’s it. Pretty simple right.

I always have at least one of these sandwiches after a Holiday Turkey. Quite often a few.

With a good size Turkey, there should be leftovers for not only this sandwich but Newfie Poutine and Soups/Stews or a Pot Pie.

Turkey Tray

Leftover Turkey

We always break the Turkey down into white and dark meat and place into a tray for everyone to help themselves. It also makes for easy storage and to grab any leftovers to make this Turkey Sandwich.


Butter 2 slices of bread and fill with heated Turkey Meat. Some people will add a bit of Mayo. Others like it on various breads or English muffins. Although some people toast the bread or slide 2 pieces of bread into one slot of the Toaster so only one side gets toasted while the other side facing each other stays soft.

The bread goes soggy, but for me that’s desirable and is what makes this sandwich so great, along with trying to hold it together to eat. Either way, you make it. It’s a quick snack and a great way to enjoy leftover Turkey meat.

Buttered Bread

Buttered Bread

Butter your bread to await the Buttered Hot Turkey meat with Salt & Pepper.

Salt & Pepper

Season the Turkey meat with Salt & Pepper or use the Salt & Pepper blend below which contains a bit of White Pepper.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Hot Turkey Sandwich

From here, the Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich is turned into a Hot Turkey Sandwich with the addition of Gravy. Double up on the meat and ladle some leftover Gravy, JFC Gravy or St Huberts Gravy on top. Garnish with a few Green Peas, Waxed Beans, or Green Onions.

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Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich

Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich

Sometimes nothing beats this Classic yet Simple Sandwich using only Left over Turkey, Butter, Bread with Salt & Pepper. Some add in Mayo or serve on various breads or English Muffins.
Servings: 1 portion
Prep5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes


  • 1 Skillet
  • 1 Sauce Pan


  • 1/2 C Leftover Turkey meat
  • 2 slices Buttered Bread
  • 1 Tbl Butter and Water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Mayo as desired - Optional


  • In a frying pan over medium high heat, add Butter and Water. Then add left over Turkey meat. Mix and heat through. Season with Salt & Pepper. Cook until liquid has been absorbed by the meat.
  • Place the Cooked Turkey Meat on Buttered Bread. Some add a bit of Mayo. Slice in half and serve.
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Leftover Turkey Sandwich, Old Fashioned Turkey Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich
Author: JAH

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