Can I Reheat a Turkey Sandwich? Tips on Which Method Is Best

So, you have turkey leftovers, and you made a delicious turkey sandwich. Now you have all the fixings for that sandwich, but it’s cold, congealed, and not appetizing.

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Yuck. How do you reheat a turkey sandwich? And is it even possible? Let’s take a look!

Can You Reheat a Turkey Sandwich?

Can You Reheat a Turkey Sandwich

Of course, you can reheat a turkey sandwich!

The trick is to take a look at your ingredients and make sure you can work with what you’ve got.

For example, you don’t want to reheat wet bread. There is no scenario in which that will work. Unless we’re talking about stuffing. But here, we’re not.

Thus, when it comes to a turkey sandwich, we really want to break it down to all its smaller parts.

If you have a genuine turkey sandwich left over, with mashed potatoes and gravy on top of bread, with turkey on top of it all, you’ll need to pull those pieces all apart and heat them separately.

Toss the bread and use a fresh slice, or slices.

The truth is you can reheat pretty much any food that has been frozen or refrigerated. With food that has been breaded or fried, you are often best-off reheating it in the oven or in an air fryer. With food that has been baked or grilled, you are typically better off reheating it back in the oven or back on the grill.

With a leftover turkey sandwich, we are probably going to get our best results using the stovetop. But let’s run through each appliance just to be sure.

Should You Reheat a Turkey Sandwich?

Should You Reheat a Turkey Sandwich

Now, before we get into how to reheat our turkey sandwich, let’s discuss whether we even should.

After all, we have food safety concerns and toxins to worry about. Nobody wants food poisoning from delicious leftovers!

The general guidelines say we should heat any leftovers to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

But of course, you should always do your own research. To get you started on that research, check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline.

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich in the Oven

Reheating your turkey slices in the oven is a cinch!

  1. Separate all your turkey slices out from any other sandwich fixings. Toss the bread and place a new piece of bread in the toaster oven for a few minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to get it nice and crispy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the turkey slices on a baking sheet, spaced out.
  4. Head the turkey slices for about 10 minutes or until they are heated through.
  5. While they are heating, warm up the mashed potatoes and gravy in separate pots over medium heat on the stovetop.
  6. Put the bread on a plate, top it with the turkey slices then place the potatoes and gravy on the turkey slices.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich in the Microwave

The microwave is a good place to heat up a turkey sandwich as long as you’re careful not to let the turkey dry out.

  1. Toss the bread.
  2. Place the turkey slices on a plate, spaced out, and heat in the microwave at full power for 30 seconds.
  3. Check to see if it is heated through. If not, heat for another 30 seconds.
  4. Meanwhile, heat your bread, mashed potatoes and gravy as instructed above.
  5. Compile your ingredients and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich in an Air Fryer

Reheating a turkey sandwich in an air fryer can get your turkey nice and crispy on the outside and warmed through on the inside.

  1. Toss the bread and heat a new slice of bread, the potatoes, and the gravy as noted above.
  2. Place your turkey slices into the air fryer basket and heat them at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes.
  3. Place all your ingredients on top of each other and dig in!

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich on a Grill

Okay, this approach, reheating turkey on the grill, is not one I would ever recommend.

But!

If you’re out camping and all you have is a campfire, your best bet is to set a cast iron pot and a cast iron skillet over direct heat on the campfire.

  1. Place the gravy in the pot and stir in a bit of water or broth. Stir until the gravy is heated through.
  2. Put some butter in the cast iron skillet and once it has melted and is sizzling, place the turkey slices in the pan and toss a few times until they are heated through.
  3. Heat a slice of bread over the fire, directly on the grate. This should only take a few seconds.
  4. Remove the bread and the turkey and place them on your plate. Add mashed potatoes to the skillet where your turkey was and mix it around until it is heated through.
  5. Place the mashed potatoes and gravy on the turkey and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich in a Toaster Oven

Reheating your turkey sandwich in a toaster oven can be quick and easy.

  1. Toss the old bread and place a new slice of bread and your turkey slices onto a baking sheet.
  2. Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Heat the turkey and bread for about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the mashed potatoes and gravy as instructed above.
  5. Compile your sandwich and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich in a Pan on the Stove

Reheating a turkey sandwich in a pan on the stove is quick, easy, and efficient.

  1. Toss the old bread and place a new slice of bread in the toaster or toaster oven.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add a pat of butter to the bottom.
  3. Once the butter melts, add the turkey slices to the pan and toss around until they are heated through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the gravy and mashed potatoes as instructed above.
  5. Make your sandwich as you like it and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat a Turkey Sandwich Is Using the Stovetop

Of course, it has to be the stovetop! The turkey sandwich will come together beautifully, and you can heat pretty much all of your ingredients there. It’s a win/win!

What do you think? Do you have any best tips or tricks for reheating your leftover turkey sandwich? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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