Southwest Turkey Sandwiches

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AKA, a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers without eating the same meal ten times.

Even when we’re not hosting Thanksgiving, we seem to end up with leftover turkey. I don’t mind replaying the meal once, but after that I start looking for different ways to use up whatever is remaining. These easy sandwiches are a great opportunity to use up some of that turkey.

I’m planning to make these again the day after Thanksgiving. My sister and I always do an early morning shopping marathon, so ten minutes of prep is about all I can handle by the time dinner rolls around!

Southwest Turkey Sandwiches
(adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything)
Serves 8

1 loaf French bread, cut into 3/4″ thick slices
1/2 c. olives, chopped
1 t. taco seasoning
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. green onions, chopped
1 pound turkey, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 ripe avocados, sliced
3/4 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

In a bowl, combine olives and chili powder. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, and green onions.

Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet and spread 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the mayonnaise mixture on each slice. Top with slices of turkey, tomatoes, avocados and cheeses. 

Bake at 350F degrees for 15 min.

Linked up with Eat at Home’s Ingredient Spotlight: How to Use Leftover Turkey


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