Italian Covered Turkey Sandwich

Thursday, November 28, 2019
These Italian Covered Turkey Sandwiches are perfect around any Holiday like Thanksgiving for instance when you have lots of leftover turkey after the big holiday meal.

Easy to prepare using all leftover gravy and side dishes, this become the best semi-homemade meal ever.

After working in retail for over 30 years, I learned to be thankful for a quick hot meal and had to cut corners sometimes for a quick meal.

These suggestions below on how to have a delicious holiday meal without little fuss in no time really satisfied both my husband and me for many years.

If you're also not fond of cooking just use sliced deli turkey in place of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey and jarred gravy in a pinch.

We love our leftover turkey when we end up celebrating a different day to make turkey pot pies, hot pockets, and these delicious covered turkey sandwiches.

A hot-covered turkey sandwich is one of the quickest most satisfying comfort food.

Scroll down to the recipe card for some quick suggestions.

Quick Tips:

  • Microwave a sweet potato and mash with a fork, top with craisin
  • Use bottled gravy, deli turkey, and heat in the microwave
  • Microwave a large sweet potato and add cinnamon sugar or top with marshmallows
  • Make instant potatoes the night before or buy premade in the dairy case
  • Cut thick slices of bread for your sandwiches
  • Use any canned or frozen vegetables you like for side dishes
  • Top mashed potatoes with melted cheese and bacon if you're not a gravy lover
  • Make a boxed stuffing and add craisins and mandarin oranges for a semi-homemade stuffing mix
  • Buy a frozen pie and bake it fresh for dessert
  • Substitute rotisserie chicken for turkey

Turkey-Covered Sandwiches Ingredients

  • Leftover Holiday Roasted Turkey or use Deli Sliced Thin Turkey (or substitute rotisserie chicken)
  • Jar of Turkey Gravy or homemade gravy
  • Premade Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned or Frozen Corn
  • Rolls
  • Butter
  • Italian sliced bread or whatever bread you prefer
  • Sweet Potatoes in the dairy case
  • Garnish is optional, Marshmallows, and cinnamon for sweet potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix 
  • Frozen or store-bought pumpkin pie

Other Recipes To Try:

Amaretto Cranberry Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fried Turkey
Pumpkin Pie Homemade
Thanksgiving Roundup
Sweet Potato Rolls
10 Turkey Leftover Recipes

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Repurposing Holiday Leftovers

Again I just want to stress, that you can use these ideas for leftover turkey or make the best out of not being home for a Thanksgiving holiday and have a quick fix of a meal.

These Italian-covered turkey sandwiches are delicious and you won't be sorry you didn't tire yourself out, there's always another day to plan a big meal another time.

The whole semi-homemade meal is the best solution during the holiday season and still be thankful for the food on the table no matter if it's made from scratch or taking a few shortcuts.

Italian Turkey Covered Sandwich

Italian Turkey Covered Sandwich

Yield: 2
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M
This is a covered Turkey sandwich made with all store-bought ingredients for folks who have to work on Thanksgiving Day or are celebrating alone. This is a quick and easy feast.


  • 1 pound (around 2 cups) of shredded roasted turkey or use thick-sliced oven-roasted deli turkey
  • Note: you can also substitute rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 jars of turkey gravy
  • 3 tablespoons white wine (any good drinking wine)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 small can of sweet potatoes drained
  • 1 pound store-bought garlic mashed potatoes
  • 1 whole loaf of Italian bread thickly sliced
  • Other quick food suggestions: boxed stuffing, canned cranberries
  • Side dishes that are optional: sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, sliced tomatoes, garden salad, corn casserole, steamed broccoli


How to cook Italian Turkey Covered Sandwich

  1. Place the turkey sliced in an ovenproof 2-quart dish. Pour both jars of the gravy over it adding the white wine ( I used Pinot Grigio).
  2. Add some butter to the corn in another ovenproof dish. Heat in the microwave or oven.
  3. In a medium-sized ovenproof dish, add the sweet potatoes and mash with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon each brown sugar, butter, and a pinch of cinnamon and stir together. Add some marshmallows to cover the top. Bake the sweet potatoes until warm and the top of the marshmallows are browned.
  4. Heat the store-bought potatoes in the microwave until hot or make your own.
  5. Place one thick slice of bread on the plate.
  6. Top with turkey and some gravy poured on top of the bread. Add another thick slice of bread on top, and add more gravy.
  7. Place the potatoes on the plate next to the sandwich, making a well in the center, and add gravy to the center well.
  8. Of course, you can make some stuffing from a store-bought package to add to the festive plate.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2019.