Creamy Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Creamy Hot Turkey Sandwiches

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Hellooooo! I hope you all had a stellar Thanksgiving! Ours was pretty low key, but my sister Brittany flew into Dallas from San Francisco, so I had both my sisters here to celebrate the holiday with us.

This was the first time Kyle and I have hosted a Thanksgiving in our home. I think it’s actually the first time in maybe five years we’ve been in Dallas for Thanksgiving? My memory doesn’t serve me very well, but I do know last year we were in Puerto Vallarta. In any case, there were a few lessons learned from hosting this year.

Mostly, lessons about purchasing a 20-pound turkey.

  1. My 20-pound turkey was a bit overzealous to host six people for the holiday.
  2. Said turkey was also too big to fit inside our roaster with the lid on…but as it turns out we didn’t really need the lid for long anyway.
  3. The butterball label for cook time on the turkey is not super accurate. They estimated 3.5–4 hours, when in reality it took 5–5.5 hours. Talk about hangry.

To be honest, I didn’t think one way or the other when I purchased this giant turkey. I bought it at Costco, and ALL the turkeys looked huge, so I guess I thought it was normal. We only paid $20 for it, so I’m thinking we got a pretty good deal out of it. But let me tell ya something…we have a freakin’ ton of leftover turkey.

Healthy hot turkey sandwiches are the best way to use leftover Turkey from your Thanksgiving feast! | slimsanity.com

Leftover turkey meant one thing to me—hot turkey sandwiches! My sisters were totally on board for this too. Our mom always used to make them, but she’d toss leftover shredded turkey in a crockpot with cream of celery soup. In an effort to keep the recipe a bit healthier after indulging on calorie-laden sides, I opted for a creamy base of Greek yogurt and almond milk instead! I wasn’t sure whether they’d pass the sister-test or not because I often get comments about ‘making the real versions’ of food instead of the healthy ones. But it passed their taste tests, which means it must be good!

I only used white meat in this recipe. I never have liked the darker meat of poultry, but you could add this into the mix if you wanted. As it turned out, there is a lot of dark meat on a 20-pound bird!

Healthy hot turkey sandwiches are the best way to use leftover Turkey from your Thanksgiving feast! | slimsanity.com

Creamy Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 6 -8 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup original unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (could sub 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop or shred your cooked turkey. I opted to chop, because it’s quicker and easier than shredding, which you’ll likely have to do by hand.
  2. Add meat to crockpot. Stir in all ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 1 hour.
  4. Serve on rolls.

Courses Lunch

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 140

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5 g

8%

Saturated Fat 2 g

10%

Unsaturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 81 mg

27%

Sodium 474 mg

20%

Protein 22 g

44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

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