Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

You know how around Thanksgiving, you’re always searching the web for ideas on how to use up leftover turkey? Well, you can stop searching. The gravy over these open-faced turkey sandwiches is absolutely to die for. It’s incredible. Savory rich… with a little kick to boot. Although I used turkey I had just smoked, these sandwiches are just as great with leftovers. Maybe even better.

Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

Perfect Turkey Deliciousness

All I could think about when eating one of these open-faced turkey sandwiches was stuffing. That happens some times in the summer or early fall. You start to think of the holidays and in no time you’re thinking about your favorite late fall and winter dishes. It’d be ok to put a side of stuffing on the plate, don’t you think? I mean, specially if I doubled the gravy recipe. Stuffing and gravy go together like this sandwich and gravy go together!

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Save a little gravy for mashed or baked potatoes. It is also absolutely fantastic heaped over mashed cauliflower.

Also try my grilled open-faced beef, cheese and gravy sandwiches.

Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches
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Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

The gravy over these open-faced turkey sandwiches is absolutely to die for. It’s incredible. Savory rich… with a little kick to boot.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 526kcal

Ingredients

For the gravy

For the sandwiches

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 10-12 ounces turkey breast roast or smoked, warmed if desired

Instructions

For the gravy

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper. Saute, stirring often, until the mushrooms are soft and turning golden in color, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour and cook until it starts to brown, 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the onion and celery and cook until they start to soften.
  • Whisk in the chicken broth and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let simmer until the mixture reduces by half and reaches the desired thickness. Season with more salt and pepper as desired.

For the sandwiches

  • Toast bread, if desired.
  • Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Top bread with turkey.
  • Divide the gravy between the sandwiches and serve.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Arrange equal amounts of the turkey on top. Ladle equal amounts of the mushroom gravy (almost 1/2 cup each) over each open-faced sandwich. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1267mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1227IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Ham and Cheese Grinder

I once worked near a W.G. Grinders, my favorite place for baked sandwiches at lunchtime. Sadly, W.G. Grinders no longer has any locations open in Indiana (there are a few in Ohio). They sure made great sandwiches. Now I have to make a ham and cheese grinder at home to satisfy my cravings. Although I sure liked the ones at the order-at-the-counter restaurant, these are not anything to sneeze at! In fact, they’re fantastic!

Ham and Cheese Grinder

This ham and cheese grinder is a great way to make an outstanding baked sandwich at home. It’s very easy, yet very tasty. Of course, you can use any meat or cheese you like. The key ingredients are the garlic butter and the little sprinkle of paprika at the end. Mmmm… tasty!

Also try my steakhouse grinder.

Ham and Cheese Grinder
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Ham and Cheese Grinder

This sandwich is a great way to make an outstanding baked sandwich at home. It’s very easy, yet very tasty. Of course, you can use any meat or cheese you like. The key ingredients are the garlic butter and the little sprinkle of paprika at the end. Mmmm… tasty!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, ham, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 799kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder more or less
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • ¾ pound deli ham sliced thin
  • ½ pound provolone cheese sliced thin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine the butter and garlic powder. Add more garlic powder, to taste, if needed.
  • Split the French bread lengthwise and lay open. Brush both open sides with butter. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Add ham and cheese, then sprinkle with the paprika.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2021mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 483mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.