Ted Allen’s Leftover Turkey Sandwich

After you wash your Thanksgiving dishes and head to bed with a full stomach, something wonderful awaits the next day: leftovers.

“Thanksgiving is just one day, but we’re definitely going to be enjoying turkey for several days after that,” says Ted Allen, food and wine expert on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and author of “The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes.”

“It’s one of the great pleasures of the holiday,” he continues, “and, of course, we’re going to do that primarily by making turkey sandwiches. So, when you’re shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner, remember to put some sliced bread in the cart.”

Allen has created a special leftover turkey sandwich recipe for the occasion. Note: Because you follow an organic lifestyle, Organic Authority recommends using certified organic ingredients, when available, in all recipes to minimize your risk of exposure to pesticides, chemicals and preservatives.

Ted Allen’s Leftover Turkey Sandwich

2 thick slices of bread, toasted
2 thick slices of leftover roasted turkey
2 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons leftover mashed sweet potato
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage

  1. Lay the two slices of toast side by side.
  2. Spread the cranberries on one slice and the mashed sweet potato on the other slice.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh sage, and place turkey on the cranberry side.
  4. Top with the sweet potato side and cut diagonally.