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Black Friday Lunch: What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers [Easy Recipes]

Everybody usually has a fridge full of leftovers on Black Friday. Instead of forgetting these leftovers, make it a point to use them right away for yummy lunch recipes that will power you up as you rummage shop shelves and score deals on Black Friday!


Leftover Turkey And Cranberry Sauce Salad (The Healthy Maven)

This Leftover Turkey And Cranberry Sauce Salad from The Healthy Maven is such a versatile recipe. You can eat it on its own or use it as filling for a sandwich. Or, if you're trying to lower your calorie intake to make up for all those slices of pie, mix it with lots of greens and you're good to go!

"Not sure what to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? Repurpose them in this Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad! It’s delicious and a healthy alternative for the days after Thanksgiving!"


  • 3 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded*
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped (whites and light green only)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (optional: toasted)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise**
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • splash lemon juice

via Leftover Turkey And Cranberry Sauce Salad (The Healthy Maven)


Oven Baked Turkey Sandwiches (Wonky Wonderful)

What's better than a turkey-cranberry sauce sandwich? A baked one! This Oven Baked Turkey Sandwich recipe from Wonky Wonderful will surely brighten up your Black Friday. Baking the sandwiches help the flavors of turkey, cranberry sauce and cream cheese mingle with one another resulting in a sandwich that's hard to resist!

"Soft rolls, leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and a cream cheese drizzle. That’s how you do it! Well, I may have been a little heavy handed with the cranberry sauce. I suggest a small dollop unless you want messy sandwiches. Delicious . . . but messy."


  • 12 Soft Hawaiian Rolls - halved
  • 1 lb Carved Turkey
  • 3/4 Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • Pinch Cracked Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • Sea Salt

via Oven Baked Turkey Sandwiches (Wonky Wonderful)


Roast Turkey Club Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce (Closet Cooking)

This Roast Turkey Club Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce from Closet Cooking is the epitome of a holiday sandwich - it's tasty, it's rich, and it looks festive! The bacon adds flavor to the savory deliciousness of turkey, balancing our the sweetness of the cranberry sauce and the freshness of lettuce and tomato.

"Inevitably the first thing that I do with the leftover breast meat is make roast turkey club sandwiches and they always includes a healthy dose of homemade cranberry sauce!"


  • 2 slices bread or a bun, optionally lightly toasted
  • 2 slices roast turkey breast, warm
  • 2-3 strips bacon, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 leaf lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

via Roast Turkey Club Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce (Closet Cooking)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

If you want a delicious sandwich, start with good bread. You can also toast the bread a bit to bring out its natural sweetness.


Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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