10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)


Turkey Sandwich

For a nontraditional turkey sandwich with your leftovers, try this Rueben Crostini recipe recommended by Sara Williams-Clark, chef-instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, St. Louis, and member of the American Culinary Federation [source: Williams-Clark].


  • French baguette, cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices
  • Melted butter
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • Leftover cooked turkey slices, cut thin
  • Sauerkraut, drained of liquid
  • Swiss cheese, cut in thin slices
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Lay bread slices on cookie sheet.
  • Lightly brush with melted butter.
  • Add pepper and salt to taste.
  • Bake in a 350-degree Fahrenheit (176-degree Celsius) oven for 4 to 6 minutes, until slightly crispy.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Assemble by spreading a thin layer of Thousand Island dressing on each bread slice.
  • Place a few slices of turkey breast on top.
  • Spread with a thin layer of sauerkraut.
  • Top with one slice of cheese, cut in half.
  • Place under the broiler in your oven until the cheese has melted.