I know Thanksgiving is months away but the other day I had a hankering for a taste of that Thanksgiving goodness without going through the full laborious effort of preparing a full Thanksgiving dinner just for a sandwich. Enter my open face turkey sandwich. In order to make this more efficient you can roast a turkey breast or get freshly sliced store roasted turkey from a good deli. I use Knorr’s packaged turkey gravy, the roasted variety which doesn’t call for drippings, watch the salt in this but the flavor is very good. I use a simple stove top stuffing and add a little extra butter, dry rosemary, sage and thyme to the stuffing and it’s easy and very tasty. Add canned cranberry sauce, Ocean Spray, at room temp and your all set that open face turkey sandwich will melt in your mouth. Enjoy the goodness.


1 slice of whole grain or rye bread
¼ pound of sliced turkey ( I prefer the dark meat which stays a little more moist and has a little more flavor
2 ½ - 3 tablespoons of stuffing (room temperature)
2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce (room temperature)
¼ cup of warm leftover gravy
Salt and pepper to taste


On slice of bread evenly spread cranberry sauce add stuffing and spread even layer over cranberry sauce. Add turkey slices over stuffing. Pour warm gravy (generously) over top of turkey. Serve with pickles. Salt and pepper to taste. Simple, but oh so good!

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. Any opinions expressed are Big Joe’s own.

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