Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts are a simple and delicious way to enjoy leftovers. Thick slices of toasted Texas toast topped with all the Thanksgiving holiday fixings plus melted cheese and smothered with gravy.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt on white plate.

This year, get excited for leftovers.

Because this open-faced leftover thanksgiving turkey dinner melt is heaven on a plate. Slices of (toasted) Texas toast is topped with layers of whipped mashed potatoes, stuffing,  turkey gravy, leftover turkey and  homemade cranberry sauce. And if that didn’t already induce watering of the mouth, it then gets topped with havarti and quickly melts under the broiler only to be smothered in more gravy.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt served with chips.

This is totally a knife and fork kind of situation.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts ingredients

To Make These Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts You Will Need:

toasting texas toast

Position your oven rack so that it’s 3 to 4 inches away from the heating element and preheat your broiler.

Next, toast the Texas toast.

toasted texas toast

Once it’s cooled down a bit place it on a parchment or foil lined rimmed baking sheet.

top bread with mashed potatoes and gravy

Top with mashed potatoes and gravy. I eyeball it but it’s about 1/4 cup of potatoes and a few tablespoons gravy.

then top with stuffing, turkey and cranberry sauce.

Continue topping with stuffing, turkey and cranberry sauce. If you made green bean casserole or some other side, feel free to add it as well.

Lastly top with havarti cheese and slide under your broiler.

Place 2 slices of havarti on top and slip it under the broiler. Watch carefully.

melted havarti on Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts

Remove once the cheese has melted and is lightly golden in spots.

Oh.My.Gosh.

Lastly, smother the entire thing with turkey gravy.

Don’t be shy.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt

I serve this with snipped fresh chives and extra black pepper and with black pepper sea salt kettle chips (my favorite!!).

cut into Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt

You get the best of sweet and savory and all in one delicious bite.

forkful of Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt

Enjoy! And if you give this Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

inside shot of Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melt

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts
Yield: 1 or more depending

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts are a simple and delicious way to enjoy leftovers. Thick slices of toasted Texas toast topped with all the Thanksgiving holiday fixings plus melted cheese and smothered with gravy. Note: I'm listing the ingredients per 1 sandwich, however this recipe can easily be doubled for more servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 slices texas toast, toasted
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup leftover turkey
  • 1/4 cup turkey gravy, warmed (or more if desired)
  • 2 slices havarti cheese
  • sliced fresh chives
  • freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 996mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g