7 Gourmet Turkey Sandwiches To Make Using All Your Boring Thanksgiving Leftovers

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When I was a kid, I knew exactly what was going to be in my lunchbox for at least the first week after Thanksgiving: a turkey sandwich with mayo and cheese. A side of sweet potatoes or stuffing, or whatever else there was an abundance of after our Turkey Day feast. Possibly a sliver of pie as a dessert. It was like reliving Thanksgiving all over again, except instead of being surrounded by family, I was sitting next to my clique of besties and dodging bits of food that was being flung across the room by two warring groups of boys.

Now, as a young adult, I still know what is going to be in my lunchbox in the days following Thanksgiving. Maybe some leftover ham if I can snag it before my cousin does. But probably a turkey sandwich. Mayo and cheese just like mom made it.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the monotonous old post-Thanksgiving food rut I seem to fall into every year. Over it. Done. Finito. Bai. These recipes are what I should’ve been eating all those years when I sadly accepted (or made) my turkey sandwich. Now, my taste buds are tricked into thinking I’m eating something that’s definitely not a turkey sandwich. And honestly, that’s not a bad thing. Here are seven creative ways to use up your leftover Thanksgiving bird this year.

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