Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Turkey Bahn Mi Sandwiches, BBQ Sliders & More!

Posted On: November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone – and like any good holiday, there are bound to be leftovers. Crowding in the kitchen, calling dibs on the last of the mashed potatoes in between football games and family visits, Thanksgiving leftovers are almost as great as the big day itself (depending on whom you talk to!) The go-to sandwich on a roll is a classic – but one that can always be improved upon.

Turkey Bahn Mi Sandwich

If you find yourself with extra turkey and extra baguettes from the tenderloin appetizer you prepped, take the opportunity to create a delicious bahn mi sandwich!


  • leftover turkey
  • baguette, sliced in half
  • spicy sauce, like this homemade Sriracha from Nom Nom Paleo
    • 1½ pounds fresh red jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
    • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
    • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • cucumber, peeled
  • carrot, grated
  • cilantro


Chop the leftover turkey and layer on a toasted baguette. Add the sliced cucumber, carrot and lots of cilantro. Drizzle with homemade Sriacha or Asian chili sauce.

Barbecue Turkey Slides

Adapted from Amanda Gold’s recipe.



Mix the turkey with the bbq sauce and broth in bowl, adding more if needed

Pile turkey onto the roll, add whatever kind of “Thanksgiving” topping you like! Mashed potatoes, cranberries or green beans! Or just leave as it as serve immediately.

Gluten Free Turkey Noodle Soup 

Adapted from Chef Gayle Covner’s recipe.


  • Leftover turkey/chicken or ham bones.
  • Celery, onions and carrots, herbs
  • Leftover veggies – yams, mushrooms, onions – anything really!
  • Leftover shredded or chopped turkey
  • Cooked Gluten Free Beetnik Pasta 


Cover carcass of turkey and bones with water, leftover gravy and pan drippings and let simmer. Sauté your leftover ingredients (sweet potatoes, celery, spinach,  etc) in oil, butter or ghee and then toss them all into the broth! Let simmer. Once it reaches your preferred thickness, add the cooked gluten free noodles and stir. Garnish with lemon zest, salt pepper, sage and parsley

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