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Make a delicious Turkey Salad Sandwich with leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Turkey Salad Sandwich

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!


Turkey Salad Sandwich

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!

Turkey Salad Sandwich

Serve your turkey salad between slices of crusty bread. We sometimes also 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 completely optional.)  Enjoy!

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Turkey Salad Sandwich

Turkey Salad Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: salad
  • Method: mixed
  • Cuisine: American


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



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 pulverize it.
  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

Keywords: turkey salad sandwich, turkey leftovers


Turkey Salad Sandwich

Turkey Salad Sandwich


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  • Betty presnell wrote:

    This is a very simple recipe, not calling for elaborate ingredients. I also think the brown sugar made it especially tasty for my husband. Thank you so much. In CHRIST, the presnells. Merry Christmas!!

    • Martha wrote:

      We’re glad you enjoyed the salad Betty – Merry Christmas to you too!

  • Linda R wrote:

    I made the turkey salad today and it was delicious. This was my first time to cook turkey with Bell’s Seasons. I purchased it earlier in the year when you suggested it in a previous post. I had never heard of it before…but will be my go to seasoning for poultry in the future.
    Thank you, Linda

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you liked it Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Doris wrote:

    Hello Martha! Just want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving ! I am not making anything this year due to a surgery last week but not to worry.. doing fine! First year in memory I have not baked or cooked. My mother was never without Bell’s seasoning during this time of year. I will refrain from saying .. What , no garlic!. LOL. Have a blessed holiday and Merry Christmas to all!

    • Martha wrote:

      Happy Holidays to you too Doris! Hope you have a speedy recovery – and just RELAX! 🙂 And I hope at least one of the dishes you get to eat has at least a little bit of garlic!

  • 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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