This is the best way to use leftover Thanksgiving food! Make a low-carb turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and bacon. You’ll actually look forward to eating leftovers.
What To Do With Leftover Turkey
This happens every year. You make a huge turkey for Thanksgiving and then don’t know what to do with all that extra meat! Well, I suggest turning it into the tastiest sandwich you’ve ever eaten.
I’ll be honest, I was inspired to make this low-carb turkey sandwich after watching the episode of Friends where someone eats Ross’s Thanksgiving sandwich.
His sandwich was definitely not keto-friendly! I made a few modifications and there are just 5 grams net carbs in each sandwich.
Best part is that you don’t have to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey! You can make this with thinly-sliced turkey deli meat (like I did in these pictures).
Before you make the low-carb turkey sandwich, this is what you’ll need from the store. All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Keto Bread
- Deli Sliced Turkey or Leftover Cooked Turkey Breast
- Brie Cheese
- Small Tomato
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Keto Cranberry Sauce
There are a few ways that you can change things in this recipe to save yourself time or to make it taste differently the next time. If you make any changes, please let me know. I’d love to hear!
- Bread – Use leaf lettuce or a keto-friendly wrap instead of bread.
- Turkey – either deli turkey or cooked turkey breast will work.
- Brie Cheese – Camembert cheese or goat cheese are both perfect substitutes.
- Bacon – Try it with turkey bacon.
Are Cranberries Keto
No, cranberries are not usually keto-friendly. They can in moderation, but be careful with how many you eat at once. In one cup of cranberries, there are 9.2 grams net carbs.
I used a keto-friendly cranberry sauce in this recipe. In fact, there is only about 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce on each sandwich! So you can still enjoy the flavor and taste of cranberries while keeping the carbs within your macros.
Best Keto Sandwich Bread
I used a low-carb, store-bought bread in this recipe. The best one is kind of a subjective thing. Read the ingredients and pick out the one that matches your nutritional needs the best.
My favorite kind of low-carb bread is from Great Low Carb. Each slice has 1 gram net carbs. It’s made with wheat protein isolate, so it tastes just like regular bread.
If you need a gluten-free option, try Cauliflower sandwich rounds. They are made with just cauliflower, eggs, parmesan cheese, and nutritional yeast.
And if you love making sandwiches that stay within your macros, make my Keto TikTok Grinder Sandwiches next!
There is nothing like the ease of a sandwich and salad for lunch. There are just 5 grams net carbs in each sandwich, so you have plenty of carbs left to enjoy a salad.
Enjoy your turkey sandwich with a Keto Cottage Cheese Chicken Salad. You can use turkey instead of chicken if you want.
I used bacon in my turkey sandwich, so make one of these bacon salads with it. Keto BLT Coleslaw is full of fiber and nutrients and Keto Radish Salad With Eggs and Bacon is a bit higher in carbs but worth every bite!
How Long Does Cooked Turkey Last In The Fridge
If you make turkey for Thanksgiving, you’ll probably have a lot of it leftover! Cut up the turkey meat into small pieces and store it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator.
Cooked turkey will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to three days.
You can freeze cooked turkey, too. Place it in a freezer-safe food storage bag and keep it in the freezer for up to six months.
Here are the step-by-step pictures of the process that you’ll follow to make delicious low-carb turkey sandwiches. All of the ingredients and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Net Carbs: 5 net carbs per serving
Slices keto bread
Deli sliced turkey
Brie cheese sliced
Small tomato sliced thin
Green leaf lettuce
Keto cranberry sauce
Toast the bread slices.
Place two slices of the bread on baking sheet.
Layer half of the turkey on each slice of bread and then add the brie on top of the turkey.
Place the baking sheet in the oven on broil until the cheese has melted.
Layer the lettuce, tomato and bacon.
Spread the cranberry sauce on one side of the remaining two slices of bread, and place them on top of each sandwich cranberry side down.
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Low Carb Cranberry Turkey and Bacon Sandwich
- 4 slices Keto Bread
- 10 ounces Deli Sliced Turkey
- 2 ounces Brie Cheese sliced
- 1 small Tomato sliced thin
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- 4 slices Bacon cooked
- 4 tbsp Keto Cranberry Sauce
- Toast the bread slices.
- Place two slices of the bread on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Layer half of the turkey on each slice of bread.
- Add the brie on top of the turkey.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven on broil until the cheese has melted.
- Layer the lettuce, tomato and bacon.
- Spread the cranberry sauce on one side of the remaining two slices of bread, and place them on top of each sandwich cranberry side down.
Keto Lunch Ideas
If you enjoyed this recipe for low-carb turkey sandwiches with keto cranberry sauce, here are some more tasty keto lunch ideas you should make next. There are so many delicious things you can eat for lunch on keto!