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16 Ways to Make a Leftover Turkey Sandwich (Even More) Awesome

In the fullness of time, turkey time will yield to leftover turkey sandwich time and so the circle of life progresses. But as you work your way through that pile of turkey in the fridge, you can begin to feel that perhaps time has stopped. To assure yourself that you’ll make it to the other side of leftovers, and with a smile on your face to boot, it’s important to keep your sandwiches fresh by using something a little more exciting than mayo.

With that in mind, here are 16 tasty turkey sandwich ingredients that can make your leftovers almost as delicious as Thanksgiving itself!

  • 16 Awesome Ideas for Leftover Turkey Sandwiches 1 of 10
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    16 ideas for spreads, condiments, jams, and dips that will make your leftover turkey sandwich even more awesome!

  • Roasted Red Peppers 2 of 10
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    Simply roasting up a few red peppers can add a delicious and unexpected smokiness to your turkey sandwich.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Sheri Silver 

  • Bacon Jam 3 of 10
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    Sweet and smoky bacon jam is easier to make than you might think!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal 

  • Caramelized Onions 4 of 10
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    Few things make a sandwich tastier than caramelized onions. Luckily, with a little patience, they're so simple anyone can make them expertly!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jane Maynard 

  • Toasted Pepita Kale Pesto 5 of 10
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    Toasted pepitas and kale give this pesto a seasonal twist that complements your Thanksgiving leftovers excellently.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Cranberry Mango Chutney 6 of 10
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    Tart cranberries provide a wonderful contrast to sweet mango in this simple chutney.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jamie Richardson 

  • Molasses Barbecue Sauce 7 of 10
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    A little sweet, a little tangy, this barbecue sauce is outstanding with turkey.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Classic Guacamole 8 of 10
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    A staple of Mexican food like guacamole may seems strange with turkey, but central Mexico was actually where the turkey was first domesticated. Make a sandwich that's a celebration of New World flavors.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Paula Jones 

  • Cranberry Grapefruit Marmalade 9 of 10
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    Did you buy more cranberries than you needed for Thanksgiving? Make a tart but sweet marmalade that's a fantastic sandwich spread.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Avocado, Lime, and Roasted Garlic Aioli 10 of 10
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    Turkey has a mild taste that's perfect for showcasing strong flavors like garlic and lime.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

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