Growing up, hot turkey sandwiches were a staple in my house. Whenever we'd have turkey in the house we always used some of the leftovers to make these open-faced hot turkey sandwiches. The best part about this recipe is that it's so simple and only requires 3 ingredients!
In this post, I'll share with you my family's recipe for a hot turkey sandwich as well as recipe tips and tricks I've learned over the years.
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What is a Hot Turkey Sandwich?
A Hot Turkey Sandwich is a sandwich that's usually made with turkey and either cheese, gravy or both. The hot turkey sandwich was created in the early 1900s by H.C. Merk, founder of Oven Roasted Company . His company was later bought out by Butterball who is still responsible for most of what we see on store shelves today.
What is an Open-Faced Sandwich?
An open-faced sandwich is a sandwich that's usually served without the top slice of bread. The term may also be used to describe sandwiches that are cut in half, leaving one side exposed.
These hot turkey sandwiches are open-faced sandwiches because they only use 1 slice of bread for each sandwich.
To make this recipe, you'll need:
- Turkey (either sliced turkey or you could use deli meat)
- Sliced bread
- Gravy (you can either make it yourself or you could buy storebought)
How to Make a Hot Turkey Sandwich
In a medium pan or skillet, heat the gravy until it's warmed on low to medium heat.
Add the turkey into the gravy pan and heat through. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
Place a slice of bread on the plate, and then place some of the sliced turkey on top and then top with gravy.
Nutritional information will vary depending on the brand of ingredients you use. To get the most accurate info, use a nutrition calculator like the free one on My Fitness Pal.
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Number of Servings 1
Calories 275 - Total Fat 8.5 grams - Saturated Fat 4.4 grams - Trans Fat 0 grams - Cholesterol 81.5 milligrams - Sodium 2,228 milligrams - Carbohydrates 27.5 grams - Fiber 1 grams - Sugar 6 grams - Protein 23 grams
Recommended Side Dishes
I like to serve these sides when I make these sandwiches:
This recipe is also great with leftovers or a salad!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Swap out Turkey for Chicken
If you have leftover chicken in the fridge you could also use that in place of the turkey!
Toppings and Condiments
I like to keep my hot turkey sandwiches pretty plain, but you could add on cheese or your favorite condiments to this.
This recipe is totally customizable based on your preferences! You can add more or less gravy or turkey to make it how you like it. Just note - any changes may change the nutritional information.
How to Store Leftovers
I don't recommend storing leftovers because the bread will become mushy. These sandwiches are best made fresh but can use leftovers like turkey and gravy.
I also don't recommend freezing leftovers.
Like this recipe? You'll love these other ones!
- 4-5 slices turkey breast
- ¼ cup gravy
- 1 slice of bread
- In a medium pan or skillet, heat the gravy until it's warmed on low to medium heat.
- Add the turkey into the gravy pan and heat through. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
- Place a slice of bread on the plate, and then place some of the sliced turkey on top and then top with gravy.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 4.4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 81.5mgSodium: 2,228mgCarbohydrates: 27.5gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 23g