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3 Perfect Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

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The days following the big Thanksgiving meal are meant for spending time with family, relaxing by the fireplace and eating lots of leftover turkey sandwiches. Sandwiches are a great way to use up all of that extra turkey meat and choosing a hearty, artisan-style loaf of bread to pair it with is best for enhancing the natural herbs and savory flavors. To make a truly perfect turkey sandwich, break out your slow cooker. Not only will your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart. Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo® roast every ingredient evenly, it will also cook multiple sandwiches at once. 

1. The Traditional Turkey Sandwich
Everyone's favorite leftover dish is without question, the classic turkey sandwich. Complete with stuffing and fresh cranberry sauce, the traditional turkey sandwich combines the goodness of Thanksgiving dinner between two slices of bread.


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup turkey breast, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons stuffing.

Spread cranberry sauce on one slice of bread and lay it flat in the bottom of your slow cooker. Then spread one layer of stuffing on the slice of bread, followed by the turkey. Top off the sandwich with the other slice, cover your slow cooker and cook on low for an 1/2 hour. You can cook several sandwiches at once if you want. Serve warm and enjoy with friends!

The classic take on the leftover turkey sandwich is always a crowd favorite.The classic take on the leftover turkey sandwich is always a crowd favorite.

2. Hot Turkey Salad Sandwich
This recipe takes the chicken salad sandwich to another level. Apples and celery bring a fresh sweetness and the ginger and curry powder give this sandwiches a tasty kick.


  • 1 1/2 cups turkey, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple, diced with skin on
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Sliced bread.

In your slow cooker, combine turkey, apples, curry powder, ginger onions and pepper. Add in the mayonnaise and mix all ingredients well. Cover and heat on low for 1 to 2 hours. Stir well and serve sandwiched between two slices of bread.

3. Shredded Turkey Ale Sandwich
You won't find better tailgate food than these shredded turkey ale sandwiches. The combination of onion and bottled beer bring a unique taste to this sandwich that is best served on French rolls.


  • 2 turkey breasts, halved (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 bottle beer of your choice
  • 1 pouch onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • French rolls, split.

In a bowl, combine the beer, butter and onion mix. Blend together well and then add to your slow cooker along with the turkey breasts. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours, or until meat is tender. Serve on sliced French rolls and enjoy with a cold drink.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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