How To Make a Christmas and Thanksgiving Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

One of our favourite leftover turkey recipes is the classic Turkey Cranberry Sandwich. Our classic turkey and cranberry sandwich is an easy way to use up leftover roast turkey and popular side dishes served during the holidays. It’s our favourite lunch to enjoy the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich ingredients
Ingredients you’ll need to make our Turkey Cranberry Sandwich.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

There’s nothing more satisfying than transforming holiday leftovers into an even more delicious round-two meal.

Turkey dressing sandwiches are easy to make for a large group of people. It’s one of the most popular dishes to prepare on Boxing Day as it utilizes leftovers in your fridge the day after you’ve roasted a Christmas turkey. Roasted turkey sandwiches are best served when you’ve got family visiting over the holidays. You can easily put together roasted turkey sandwiches for a crowd in under 10 minutes. Or, set up your leftovers on the counter and encourage guests to build their own turkey cranberry sandwiches. Make sure you’ve got a few bottles of craft beer in the fridge. Or serve alongside a glass of your favourite dry Riesling or oaked Charonnay.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
A drool-worthy Turkey Cranberry Sandwich.

How To Make a Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Remove all of your holiday side dishes from the fridge and create an assembly line on your kitchen counter. Slather the bottom hamburger bun with pureed butternut squash and the top bun with cranberry sauce. The interior of this holiday sandwich is filled with Christmas stuffing and sliced turkey. Before squeezing both buns together be sure to drizzle with warm gravy. Serve alongside a fresh salad and chips.

TIP: you can add additional flavour and moisture to your roasted turkey sandwich by mixing cranberry sauce with mayonnaise. In a small bowl add 1/2 cup mayonnaise to 1/2 cup cranberry sauce. Whisk cranberry mayonnaise together until fully incorporated. Slather on the top hamburger bun of your sandwich and enjoy!

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Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

One of our favourite leftover turkey recipes is the classic Turkey Cranberry Sandwich. The perfect lunch to enjoy after Thanksgiving or Christmas. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Sandwich, Cranberry Sandwich, Holiday Recipes, Leftover Turkey Recipe, Thanksgiving Sandwich, Turkey Cranberry Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 553kcal


  • 1 hamburger bun
  • 200 g cooked turkey sliced
  • 1/4 cup turkey stuffing
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash puree
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 3 tbsp turkey gravy


  • Slather the bottom of your hamburger bun with pureed butternut squash. 
  • Top with stuffing and slices of roasted turkey. 
  • Drizzle warm turkey gravy over the sandwich. 
  • Slather the top bun with cranberry sauce, rest over your turkey sandwich and enjoy!


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.1g | Protein: 64.9g | Fat: 15.1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 1.9g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 20.9mg
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