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The Pilgrim Sandwich

Let me start by saying that this is not so much a recipe as it is a Thanksgiving state of mind.  An embodiment of all that was great about Thanksgiving dinner all in one bite.  A final embrace of feasting and gluttony for the day after turkey day.  This is the Pilgrim Sandwich, which could be considered the American version of the English “Bubble and Squeak.”

Whatever you call it, it’s a tradition in my house and I look forward to this the day after thanksgiving almost as much as I look forward to Thanksgiving dinner itself.  How could you not love it?  It’s the perfect brunch for the day after a feast and the perfect way to get through a bit of leftover… Well, a bit of leftover everything.

And did I mention that it’s fantastically good?

The Pilgrim Sandwich
Yield: 1 sammich

The Pilgrim Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Perhaps the most iconic leftover turkey-day sandwich ever.


  • 1 - 2 slices leftover homemade bread
  • A few slices leftover Turkey breast
  • A Few tbsp. leftover dressing
  • Cranberry sauce, if desired
  • 2-3 ladles leftover turkey giblet gravy


  1. Lay out a thick slice of bread on a large plate. Layer turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce (if desired). Pour gravy over the entire thing. top with another slice of bread, if desired.
  2. Serve immediately.
  3. Share. Indulge. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1051Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 733mgCarbohydrates: 157gFiber: 5gSugar: 91gProtein: 59g

What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:

I would have used another ladle of gravy, LOL

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