The Ultimate Leftovers Snack: Turkey Reubens

When you wake up on Boxing Day, open the fridge and are faced with a mountain of leftover turkey you are no doubt going to wonder what to do with it all. Well, lest year I suggested the healthy option of a turkey salad.

That’s a tasty recipe, but it doesn’t scream “EAT ME!”. At least, not like THIS one…

Turkey Reubens

Turkey Reubens are a superb and delicious alternative to your bog standard leftover turkey sandwich. Here’s how to do it.


  • Turkey Reubenslices of rye bread (or whatever bread you prefer really)
  • tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • tablespoons of Russian dressing
  • slices of leftover turkey
  • cup of sauerkraut
  • slices of Swiss cheese
  • tablespoon of olive oil
  • cups of potato chips (I suggest Ruffles)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced pickles


  • Spread 4 slices of bread with the mustard and 4 slices with the Russian dressing.
  • Dividing evenly, top the mustard-spread slices with the turkey, sauerkraut, and cheese, then the remaining bread.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the sandwiches and cook, pressing occasionally with the back of a spatula until the bread is golden brown and crisp and the cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with the potato chips and pickles.

Seriously, how good does that sound? And if you’re planning on having people over on Boxing Day or beyond, these make a great snack for everyone to tuck into. Or just veg out in front of the TV and enjoy, up to you!