A turkey gobbler sandwich is the ultimate sandwich to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Sometimes called the Thanksgiving Sandwich or Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich this sandwich is best made with Thanksgiving leftovers including leftover turkey. After Thanksgiving, my favorite recipe to make with Thanksgiving leftovers is this amazing Thanksgiving turkey sandwich recipe.
Turkey Gobbler Sandwich Recipe
If you are from up North then I am sure you have been to a WaWa, if you don’t live in an area with a WaWa I am so sorry that you have to miss out on its awesomeness. WaWa is a convince store, gas station, and deli all in one that those who live up north tend to love. I love Wawa, my kids love WaWa and I don’t think there is anyone that I know who doesn’t love WaWa.
Their sandwiches are amazing, my family loves the BLT for most of the year but during the fall months WaWa offers what they call the Gobbler sandwich, a turkey sandwich that is a must-have in the fall.
However, you don’t have to miss out on the turkey gobbler if you do not have a WaWa nearby because you can make it at home with all of the Thanksgiving leftovers!
This sandwich takes Thanksgiving leftovers and makes the most amazing sandwich ever. If you have never made one, then you are in for a real treat when you make this sandwich with the Thanksgiving leftovers this Thanksgiving!
What is a Gobbler Sandwich?
This sandwich is the perfect way to use up the Thanksgiving leftovers. A typical Wawa gobbler sandwich is made with 2 pieces of toasted bread or a hoagie roll, with mayonnaise, leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and gravy.
If you think the combination sounds a bit over the top, I promise you it is not. The combination is made even better when you make this leftover Thanksgiving sandwich at home with fresh ingredients.
This leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with all the favorite things from Thanksgiving dinner is totally delicious! Once you try them you will be looking forward to the leftovers that come from the big Thanksgiving dinner just so you can make one!
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
I love Thanksgiving and I love all the tasty foods we make to enjoy, but I really love the amount of leftovers we end up with that makes for even more amazing tasty recipes to make with it. There are so many things to make with Thanksgiving leftovers, but this Turkey Gobbler Sandwich is my favorite.
Looking for more Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Be sure to check these out!
- Turkey Noodle Soup
- Thanksgiving Leftover Charcuterie Board
- Turkey Tetrazzini
- Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
- Turkey Dinner Rollup
Why you will Love this Recipe
- Flavor. The combination of savory turkey, aromatic stuffing, tangy cranberry, and optional gravy creates a delicious sandwich where no single flavor overwhelms the others and they all come together perfectly.
- Comforting. The blend of familiar holiday flavors and textures often evokes a sense of comfort and nostalgia, reminiscent of a Thanksgiving feast.
- Easy to make. This turkey sandwich is so easy to make and there is no need to do a lot of cooking if you are using holiday meal leftovers.
The Best Thanksgiving Sandwich
Do you see the tastiness just layered on that sandwich? I am totally wanting to make one right now just thinking about taking a bite of it!
Oh I am so ready to have Thanksgiving leftovers just so I can make this sandwich again!
Variations of this Recipe
While I love the flavor of this sandwich as it is, you can change it up a bit to include other leftover Thanksgiving items or to your flavor preference.
Change up the bread. This tasty sandwich is served on a hoagie roll at Wawa, but to make things easier we changed it up and used bread. You can use any type of bread. I prefer white bread but it will also work well with sourdough bread, wheat bread, kaiser roll, wrap or hoagie roll.
Make Slider sandwiches. If you want to make this recipe into smaller sandwiches for an after Thanksgiving lunch making this recipe as turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sandwich sliders is a great option. If you have leftover rolls from dinner sliders are a great way to use up the rolls.
Add more sides. Many side dish leftovers can be added to this sandwich. Some of my favorites are adding a little bit of mashed potatoes.
Cheese. If you are a fan of cheese add some swiss cheese, gruyere cheese or cheddar cheese. I like adding some Brie cheese if we have leftovers from our meat and cheese board.
Lettuce. You can add lettuce if you want to, I suggest staying away from the Iceburg lettuce and using bib lettuce or arugula.
Gravy. Have leftover gravy? You can pour some of it on top of the stuffing or you can soak a third piece of bread in the gravy and place that piece of bread on top of the turkey layer and then place the gravy-soaked bread and then top that with the layer of stuffing.
Add Dijon mustard. I stick to only mayonnaise as the condiment on my sandwich, but some of the folks in my house like to add a small amount of Dijon mustard.
Tips for Making the Best Gobble Sandwich
Use sliced turkey. If you can use thick slices of turkey over shredded turkey, the sandwich will hold together better.
Use a thick bread. You can use any bread that you want to, however, a thicker sliced bread or a hoagie roll will hold better when you are making the sandwich.
Adding Gravy. If adding gravy I highly suggest dipping a third piece of bread into the gravy to absorb it over pouring it on top of the sandwich. It also works well to pour the gravy over the stuffing before reheating it so that the stuffing absorbs it. If you do not want to use either of those options, dipping the slices of turkey into the gravy before placing them on the leftover turkey sandwich will give you the gravy flavor while making the sandwich less messy.
Even Distribution. Distribute the ingredients evenly for balanced flavors in each bite. Layer the turkey slices neatly to cover the sandwich surface.
Warm Some Ingredients. Consider warming the turkey and stuffing before assembling the sandwich for a cozier experience. This step isn’t necessary, but it will enhance the flavors.
Is this a Cold or Hot Sandwich?
Making this a Hot turkey leftover sandwich or a cold leftover turkey sandwich is totally up to personal preference. You can heat up the stuffing and the turkey or you can only heat up the stuffing and leave the turkey and cranberry sauce cold. The choice is really up to you. I personally like to have warm turkey and stuffing with the layer of cranberry sauce being cold.
Make The Holiday Easier!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Gobbler Sandwich Ingredients
- Bread. You can use any type of bread, a thicker bread will work best. You can also use a hoagie roll or a Kaiser roll.
- cranberry sauce. Any cranberry sauce will work if you are using a chunky cranberry sauce you will want to
- thick slices turkey. Cut the turkey slices from the Thanksgiving turkey thicker than normal deli meat thickness.
- stuffing. This is the middle layer of the sandwich, you will want to pack it down a bit on the sandwich so it does not fall out.
- mayonnaise. Spread on one side at minimum, if you are a Mayo fan then you can spread it on both pieces of bread.
How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Gobbler Sandwich
Heat the Thanksgiving sandwich items that you want to be warm on the sandwich. I suggest reheating the stuffing and the turkey.
Toast the bread of choice, and place one piece of bread on a plate once toasted. Toasting the bread is completely optional. If you are using a hoagie roll I do not suggest toasting it as the sandwich holds together better when the roll is not split into 2 pieces.
Spread mayo on one slice of bread.
Layer the turkey on top of the piece of bread with mayo.
On top of the turkey add the stuffing, you will have to press the stuffing a bit so it stays as a layer.
On the other slice of bread spread the cranberry sauce on the side up facing the side of the bread. Place the piece of bread cranberry sauce side down.
Slice the sandwich in half and enjoy.
Easy Sandwich Recipes
- Spinach Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
- Grilled Cheese roll ups
- Roasted Red Pepper grilled cheese
- Best Reuben Sandwich
- Egg Salad Recipe
- Chicken Salad Recipe
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
- Meatball Grinder
Turkey Gobbler Sandwich – The Best Thanksgiving Sandwich Recipe
- 2 slices bread
- 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
- 3 slices turkey sliced thick
- 1/2 cup stuffing
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Heat the Thanksgiving sandwich items that you want to be warm on the sandwich. I suggest reheating the stuffing and the turkey.
- Toast the bread of choice, and place one piece of bread on a plate once toasted. Toasting the bread is completely optional. If you are using a hoagie roll I do not suggest toasting it as the sandwich holds together better when the roll is not split into 2 pieces.
- Spread mayo on one slice of bread.
- Layer the turkey on top of the piece of bread with mayo.
- On top of the turkey add the stuffing, you will have to press the stuffing a bit so it stays as a layer.
- On the other slice of bread spread the cranberry sauce on the side up facing the side of the bread. Place the slice of bread cranberry sauce side down.
- Slice the sandwich in half and enjoy.