How to Make a Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Learn how to make the best smoked turkey sandwich you’ve ever had!

Whether it’s the day after Thanksgiving or just a quick sandwich from some leftover smoked turkey, we’ve got you covered.

a smoked turkey sandwich

A good leftover turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving is almost as important of an American tradition as football and the Macy’s Parade.

But a smoked turkey sandwich will take your leftover game to a whole new level.

Let’s dive in to find the best way to make one.


Ingredients You Will Need

Picking the right ingredients will make a big difference in how delicious your smoked turkey sandwich is.

Let’s start with the main ingredient, the smoked turkey!



Our favorite way to make a smoked turkey sandwich is with thick sliced Smoked Turkey Tenderloins.

slicing a smoked turkey tenderloin

Smoked turkey tenderloins are basically like very large chicken breasts and are super easy to make in your smoker or pellet grill, especially for sandwiches.

You can also use turkey meat from a whole smoked turkey, a turkey breast, or even just from some turkey thighs or legs.

a traeger smoked boneless turkey breast sliced up
An Easy Smoked Boneless Turkey Breast

Make sure to check out some of these other Smoked Turkey recipes we have available as well:



We love a nice brioche bun for sandwiches, but you can use any type of bread: white, whole wheat, or even a croissant.



We used pepper jack cheese for this sandwich, but you can use your favorite cheese.

Swiss goes well with turkey, as does cheddar.

Heck, you can even use some smoked gouda for extra smoky flavor.



We like some lettuce, tomato slices, and thinly sliced red onion for smoked turkey sandwiches.

Here’s where you can get creative!

How about some avocado, cucumbers, sprouts, or make it a club sandwich with some bacon.

The possibilities are endless!



We chose to go the simple route and use mayonnaise, but you can use a Dijon mustard or even a flavored mayo like this Chipotle Mayo.


How to Assemble a Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Start with your choice of bread or bun. Spread one slice of bread, or the bottom bun, with a layer of your favorite condiment.

You can spread condiments on both slices of bread (or top and bottom bun) if you prefer a little more moisture and flavor.

Top the bottom slice of bread/bun with cheese and toppings. Then add your sliced smoked turkey and place the top bread/bun on top of the sandwich.

Smoked Turkey Sandwiches go great with potato chips, Smoked Potato Salad, or alongside our favorite Smoked Baked Beans.


More Great Smoked Holiday Favorites

smoked sweet potatoes with brown sugar
Our Famous Sticky Smoked Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve still got more leftover turkey after making your smoked turkey sandwiches, make sure to check out our delicious smoked turkey soup recipe as well.

And if you’re looking for some more Thanksgiving and  Holiday favorites, check out this selection of recipes below.










Sides and Desserts


a smoked turkey sandwich

Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Learn how to make a delicious smoked turkey sandwich from start to finish!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Sandwich, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian, barbecue, BBQ, Holiday, Smoked, Thanksgiving
Servings 1 Sandwich
Calories 500 kcal


  • Smoked white or dark meat Turkey cut into slices, see recipes in Notes below.
  • Brioche bun or bread of choice
  • Cheese such as Pepper Jack, Swiss, cheddar

Sandwich Toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato sliced
  • Red Onion thinly sliced


  • Mayonnaise plain or flavored
  • Mustard yellow, Dijon, stone ground, honey mustard


  • Spread the condiments of your choice on one or both slices of bread/bun.
    Brioche bun, Mayonnaise, Mustard
  • Add cheese to one slice of bread or bottom of bun. Place toppings on top of cheese.
    Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion
  • Layer on sliced smoked turkey. Place second slice of bread or top bun on top of turkey.
    Smoked white or dark meat Turkey


Calories: 500kcal
Keyword BBQ Smoked Turkey, leftover turkey, leftover turkey ideas, Pit Boss Turkey, smoked turkey, smoked turkey sandwich, thanksgiving sandwich, Traeger Turkey
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