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Concha turkey sandwiches + 15 easy Thanksgiving leftovers ideas

Do you need easy Thanksgiving leftovers ideas? Try concha turkey sandwiches!

Thanksgiving leftovers idea: Concha Turkey Sandwiches

The best food concoctions come from Thanksgiving leftovers. There’s always a little bit of this, a little bit of that – the question is, how do you build a worthy meal?

Here are two fun and creative ideas: Empanadas and concha sandwiches using all the leftovers! My goal was to create Latin-inspired sandwiches using turkey day remnants. Isn’t it the best feeling to pull out the leftovers when you are all alone and you can just munch down on your own terms? That’s where the creativity takes over, right?

First the Thanksgiving Dinner Empanadas!

Ingredients: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mayo, gravy, cranberries, whatever else you want. AND a roll of croissants.


Add some mayo to the mashed potatoes to make them creamy!


Then spread out the rolls on a cookie sheet and add the filling.

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Fold over and use a fork to seal the edges. Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.


Remove and serve with gravy on the side!

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Concha turkey sandwiches:

Yes this will be a tad sweet sweet, so skip the cranberries on this one. I’ve seen burgers served on conchas (Mexican sweet bread), so I thought why not a turkey sandwich?

First thing, add a smear of mayo!

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This concha sandwich idea works great if you are wanting to make use of all those family leftovers, right?

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Between both ideas, you’ll have enough for a family feast the day after!


Thanks for checking out my post about Concha Turkey Sandwiches – I hope you give this idea a try. It sounds weird, but I promise it tastes really good!

And here are other creative ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers:

Turkey & Cranberry Panini: Sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and a slice of brie or Swiss cheese between two slices of sourdough or ciabatta. Press in a panini press or skillet until crispy and golden brown.

Thanksgiving Pizza: Roll out a pizza dough and spread a thin layer of gravy as the sauce. Top with shredded turkey, dollops of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and shredded cheese. Bake until crispy and golden.

Stuffed Peppers: Hollow out bell peppers and stuff them with a mix of diced turkey, leftover vegetables, grains or stuffing. Top with grated cheese and bake until the peppers are tender.

Turkey Pot Pie: Layer a baking dish with shredded turkey, mixed vegetables, and gravy. Top with a thick layer of mashed potatoes, sprinkle with cheese and bake until golden.

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Easy Thanksgiving leftovers ideas! Turkey sandwich made from Thanksgiving dinner leftovers including mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans and sweet potatoes.


Old school Turkey Sandwich: Of course, right? Layer everything between two slices of whatever bread you have!

Dessert Parfaits: Layer pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, pecan pie. In small amounts, of course!

Potato Pancakes: Combine mashed potatoes with an egg, some flour, and seasonings. Shape into patties and fry in a skillet until golden on both sides.

Thanksgiving Burritos: Spread a large tortilla with cranberry sauce, add turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and roll it up. Add some roasted green chiles.

Turkey & Noodle Soup: Use the turkey bones to make a rich broth, then add shredded turkey, vegetables, and noodles or rice for a comforting post-holiday soup.

Turkey Salad: Mix diced turkey with mayo, chopped celery, onions, and a handful of dried cranberries or nuts. Enjoy it on a sandwich, in a wrap, or on a bed of greens.

Potato Waffles: Use a waffle iron to make crispy waffles out of leftover mashed potatoes. Serve with gravy or cranberry sauce.

Savory Crepes: Make a thin batter and cook crepes in a skillet. Fill them with turkey, stuffing, and gravy. Roll up and enjoy!

OMG, I’m so hungry now from these easy Thanksgiving leftovers ideas!

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