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What a Face! Open Faced Hot Turkey Sammys with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy, Smashed Potatoes with Bacon, Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce

What a Face! Open Faced Hot Turkey Sammys with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy, Smashed Potatoes with Bacon, Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce

When it comes to comfort food, few things can beat a hearty sandwich. And when that sandwich is open-faced, piled high with tender turkey, savory sausage stuffing, and smothered in rich gravy, it becomes a true delight for the taste buds. Add a side of creamy smashed potatoes with crispy bacon and a dollop of warm apple cranberry sauce, and you have a meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and oh-so-happy.

The Magic of Open-Faced Sandwiches

There’s something special about an open-faced sandwich. It’s like a work of art, with all its delicious layers on display. It’s a sandwich that demands attention, with its bold flavors and mouthwatering textures. And with each bite, you can savor every component, from the tender turkey to the flavorful sausage stuffing.

But what exactly sets open-faced sandwiches apart from their closed counterparts? Well, it’s all about the presentation. Instead of hiding everything between two slices of bread, an open-faced sandwich showcases each ingredient, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the dish. It’s like a canvas, where every element plays a part in the overall masterpiece.

Turkey: The Star of the Show

When it comes to open-faced hot turkey sandwiches, the turkey itself is undoubtedly the star of the show. Its succulent, juicy meat is the foundation upon which the rest of the sandwich is built. Whether you roast it to perfection or use leftover turkey from a holiday feast, this humble bird brings warmth and comfort to every bite.

Sausage Stuffing: A Flavor Explosion

What’s a turkey sandwich without stuffing? In this case, we take it up a notch by adding savory sausage to the mix. The combination of herbs, spices, and tender meat creates a flavor explosion that perfectly complements the turkey. It’s like a symphony in your mouth, with each ingredient playing its part in creating a harmonious melody of taste.

Smashed Potatoes with Bacon: A Perfect Sidekick

No sandwich is complete without a side dish, and what better choice than creamy smashed potatoes? These velvety spuds are a perfect companion to the open-faced hot turkey sammys, adding a delightful texture and a touch of indulgence. And when you sprinkle crispy bacon on top, it’s like a crescendo of flavors that takes the meal to a whole new level.

Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce: A Sweet Finale

No Thanksgiving-inspired meal is complete without cranberry sauce, but we take it a step further by adding a touch of sweetness with warm apple cranberry sauce. The tartness of the cranberries combines with the natural sweetness of apples, creating a sauce that adds a burst of flavor to every bite. It’s the perfect finishing touch to this delectable feast.

A Sandwich Worth Savoring

So, next time you’re craving a comforting meal, why not try these open-faced hot turkey sammys with sausage stuffing and gravy, smashed potatoes with bacon, and warm apple cranberry sauce? It’s a feast for the senses, a symphony of flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and longing for more. And with each bite, you’ll savor the magic of a perfectly crafted sandwich, where every ingredient shines and every mouthful is a delight.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use chicken instead of turkey?

Yes, you can substitute chicken for turkey if you prefer. The flavors will still be delicious!

2. Can I make the stuffing ahead of time?

Absolutely! Making the stuffing ahead of time can save you precious minutes on the day of the meal. Just reheat it before assembling the sandwiches.

3. Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Of course! Sweet potatoes can add a unique twist to the dish and complement the flavors beautifully.

4. Can I skip the bacon in the smashed potatoes?

While the bacon adds a delicious crunch and smoky flavor to the dish, you can omit it if you prefer a vegetarian option.

5. Can I add other ingredients to the warm apple cranberry sauce?

Definitely! Feel free to experiment with different spices or add a splash of orange juice for added complexity.

6. Can I make these sandwiches for a crowd?

Absolutely! Simply scale up the recipe and assemble the sandwiches on a large platter for everyone to enjoy.

7. Can I use gluten-free bread for the sandwiches?

Yes, you can use gluten-free bread to make these sandwiches suitable for those with dietary restrictions.

8. Can I freeze any leftovers?

While it’s best to enjoy these sandwiches fresh, you can freeze any leftover turkey and stuffing for future meals.

In conclusion, open-faced hot turkey sammys with sausage stuffing and gravy, smashed potatoes with bacon, and warm apple cranberry sauce are a true comfort food masterpiece. The combination of flavors, textures, and presentation make these sandwiches a delight for both the eyes and the taste buds. So why not treat yourself to this mouthwatering feast? You deserve it!

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What a Face! Open Faced Hot Turkey Sammys with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy, Smashed Potatoes with Bacon, Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 pounds new potatoes or baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 strips pre-cooked bacon , crispy and chopped (recommended: Ready Crisp)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup store-bought apple sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • Butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil , 1 turn of the pan
  • 1 pound maple sausage , ground or removed from large link casing
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 2 celery ribs , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock or turkey broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock or turkey broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt
  • A few grinds black pepper
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds turkey breast meat: roasted turkey breast or thick-cut deli turkey
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley or chopped chives , for garnish


  • Preheat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  • In a medium pot, place the potatoes. If they are large, cut them in half. Leave smaller baby potatoes whole. Cover the potatoes with water and put a lid on top. Place the pot over high heat. Once the water boils, add salt and cook the potatoes without the lid for 10 to 11 minutes until they are tender.
  • On the stove top, place a second low pot over medium-high heat. Add apple sauce and canned cranberry sauce. Stir to combine and heat gently for about 10 minutes.
  • Toast 2 slices of whole grain bread. Spread a generous amount of butter, 1/2 tablespoon per slice. Cut the toast into small cubes and set aside.
  • In the hot skillet, add extra-virgin olive oil and sausage meat. Brown and crumble the sausage using a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula. Add onions and celery to the skillet, then season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the bread cubes to the skillet and mix together. Moisten the stuffing with chicken stock and stir. Turn off the heat and loosely cover the pan with foil.
  • Preheat a second skillet over medium heat to prepare the turkey and gravy.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the hot pot. Mash the potatoes with sour cream, butter, and chopped, crispy bacon. Season the mashed potatoes
Keyword Cranberry, Fruit, Gravy, Holiday, Poultry, Sandwich, Sausage Recipes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Turkey, Turkey Recipes
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