Thanksgiving is such a wonderful food holiday. There is the obvious meal day of, but my favorite part is getting creative with the leftovers! I get started right away with breakfast the next morning.
This year I hosted in my tiny Brooklyn apartment with family and friends. I've hosted in the past, but I think this was my best execution of the meal to date! That being said, at least one thing always has to go wrong...this year I put my rolls and mac & cheese in the oven, the final step as the turkey rested, then 30 minutes later when my timer went off I realized I had the oven off the entire time. Major palm to the face moment. It was an easy fix of course to cook them, just delayed our start. Though with the turkey being as juicy as it was, I think that additional resting time may have been a hidden blessing!
One of the first posts I ever wrote used Thanksgiving leftovers, Eggs in Purgatory, which is a fun way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Between these two recipes can you tell I enjoy breakfast leftovers?
This sandwich uses two leftover items - turkey and cranberry sauce. It's a little sweet, a little savory, and a lot of satisfying. Plus it is so easy to make that even if you are still exhausted from Thanksgiving cooking this will have you ready to eat with little effort in no time!
You'll notice this recipe doesn't really have any measurements - that's because it is way too simple to have them! Having them would make it overly complicated. Put as much of each ingredient as you prefer on your sandwich. I promise it will be perfect.
Cranberry Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich
You Will Need:
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