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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts

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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.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, leftovers, melt, open faced, sandwich, Thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 533
Author Laurie McNamara


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


  • Preheat your broiler.
  • Toast bread and place on a small, rimmed metal baking pan.
  • top with rewarmed mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce and top with slices of havarti cheese.
  • Slide under the broiler until the cheese has melted. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
  • Serve topped with more gravy, freshly ground black pepper and chives.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 7mg