A classic Turkey Salad Sandwich recipe - If you loved our Copycat Willow Tree Chicken Salad, you'll love this Turkey Salad too!

We’ve got another recipe for you today that uses up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers in a very delicious way – and it’s our recipe for a simple and super flavorful Turkey Salad Sandwich!

This turkey salad sandwich is reminiscent of our Copycat Willow Tree Chicken Salad (one of the most popular recipes on A Family Feast) – but we’ve changed up the spices and the proportion of ingredients just a bit in order to really complement the flavor of the turkey!

Our not-so-secret ingredients for making this the perfect turkey salad sandwich is a little bit of Bell’s poultry seasoning, plus a touch of brown sugar in the mix along with minced celery, onion, celery salt and mayonnaise.  We also like using a mix of the dark and white turkey meat – but whatever leftovers you have are fine!

A classic Turkey Salad Sandwich recipe - If you loved our Copycat Willow Tree Chicken Salad, you'll love this Turkey Salad too!

Served on a crusty ciabatta bread – we spread a little bit of leftover cranberry sauce along with the turkey salad on our sandwich for a sweet and spicy contrast of flavors – but that is also completely optional.  Enjoy!

Turkey Salad Sandwich - A Family Feast

Turkey Salad Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups cooked turkey (white and dark mixed)
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon Bell’s poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Crusty bread
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cranberry sauce (optional)


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or by hand in a bowl), place turkey and beat on low just enough to break up the meat but not pulverized.
  2. In a small bowl, mix celery, onion, poultry seasoning, brown sugar, celery salt and mayonnaise. Mix and taste for seasoning. Adjust seasoning and add to turkey. Mix by hand.
  3. Serve on Crusty bread with lettuce and tomato, and if desired cranberry sauce

You may also enjoy:

Copycat Willow Tree Chicken Salad

10 Recipes Made from Thanksgiving Leftovers

10 Recipes Made From Thanksgiving Leftovers - A Family Feast


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  • Patti wrote:

    May I please use your photo to add to a link back to your site listing this as a great way to use leftover thanksgiving turkey?

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes Patti – That is fine!

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