Thanksgiving on a Roll

November 25, 2016 By Cathy — 7 Comments
The king of all sandwiches is served! Thanksgiving on Roll combines roasted turkey with all of your favorite sides layered onto a roll. Hope you saved room.

Thanksgiving on a Roll

So how was your Thanksgiving? Did you overdue it with turkey and stuffing? Or was it that last slice of pie that put you into a food coma? Since I have no shut-off valve on Thanksgiving, for me it was both. But boy, was it worth it.

Thanksgiving on a Roll

Of course I declared I would never eat again after that last bite of pumpkin pie. And by never, I meant until today.

Isn’t amazing how you can feel so full that you might burst, and then hours later you’re caught “evening out” the apple pie on the counter? Once I digested I began mentally preparing my dream sandwich of Thanksgiving leftovers. And you know what? Today’s sandwich may be even better than yesterday’s meal.

Thanksgiving on a Roll

How you ask?

Well, let me explain. This sandwich is inspired by my Grandma Ruth. I always loved watching the way she ate her meal. First of all, she truly enjoyed her food, both in making it and sitting down to eat it. She had this way of eating that always made me want to try what was on her plate, like it just tasted better there. And my favorite part was at the end of her meal she always ended up with the perfect bite…a little bit of all the meal’s components in one forkful.

Well this sandwich is just that, but, well, times fifty. It’s everything I love about Thanksgiving, sandwiched in a roll. Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce…and every bite is the equivalent to Grandma Ruth’s last forkful. Clearly the recipe here is just a guide because this is my dream sandwich. So if you’re a mash potato junkie, throw it on. Don’t like cranberry sauce (then you’re nuts), just omit it. This is your sandwich…so go for it.

Remember, it’s completely acceptable to continue the overindulgence of Thanksgiving through the weekend. Calories count half til Monday, I promise. Now go make Grandma Ruth proud and make the sandwich of your dreams. We can hit the gym on Monday.

Thanksgiving on a Roll

5 from 1 vote
Thanksgiving on a Roll
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
The king of all sandwiches is served! Thanksgiving on Roll combines roasted turkey with all of your favorite sides layered onto a roll. Hope you saved room.
Course: Sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Cathy Roma |
  • 1 large roll sliced in half
  • 1 scoop of stuffing
  • 3 slices of turkey
  • 1 ladle of gravy
  • 1 scoop of sweet potatoes
  • 1 spoon of cranberry sauce
  1. Lightly toast the roll if desired.
  2. Warm the stuffing, turkey, gravy and sweet potatoes.
  3. On the bottom half of the roll, layer the stuffing and turkey and top with gravy.
  4. Next, layer the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce and top with the the roll.
  5. Enjoy! Gobble Gobble!
Thanksgiving on a Roll

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7 responses to “Thanksgiving on a Roll”

  1. What an awesome looking sandwich Cathy! I love a good leftovers sandwich and this one looks epic. Granny Ruth would be so proud.

  2. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving, Cathy! I mean, eating yourself into a food coma should be a requirement on Turkey day! Sounds like your Grandma Ruth had a flawless way food on her plate since she inspired this EPIC sandwich! Seriously, Cathy, this is one amazing sando! I could eat this daily… if only there were enough left overs! 😉 Cheers!

  3. Oh, my that sandwich looks amazing! That is clearly a perfect bite of all the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner. Your Grandma Ruth knew what she was about. And you are definitely the only one who ‘evens out’ the desserts when no one is looking…

  4. Food comas and Thanksgiving just go together perfectly, don’t they Cathy! It’s one day a year where all caution is thrown to the wind! I’m with your Grandma Ruth, saving a little bit of everything for that last bite! And it looks like you got everything in this epic sandwich! She’d be proud!

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