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

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 4

Holy smokes! This open-faced treasure is Thanksgiving in a sandwich.

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


Smashed Potatoes

2 lb(s) new potatoes or baby Yukon gold potatoes

½ cup sour cream

2 Tbsp butter

3 strips par cooked bacon, crisped in microwave and chopped (recommended: Ready Crisp)

Salt and pepper

Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce

1 cup store-bought apple sauce

1 (14-oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce


2 slices whole grain bread


1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan

1 lb(s) maple sausage, bulk removed from large link casing

1 medium onion, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

2 tsp poultry seasoning

Salt and pepper

1 cup chicken stock or turkey broth

Turkey and Gravy

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken stock or turkey stock

1 tsp poultry seasoning


A few grinds black pepper

1 ½ - 2 lb(s) turkey breast meat: roasted turkey breast or thick-cut deli turkey

4 slices whole grain bread

2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley or chopped chives, for garnish


Smashed Potatoes

1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium high heat.

2. Place potatoes in a medium pot. Cut larger potatoes in half. Leave smaller baby potatoes whole. Cover potatoes with water and top with a lid. Place over high heat. When the water boils, salt water and cook potatoes with the lid off pot for 10 to 11 minutes, until tender.

Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce

1. Place a second low pot on the stove top over medium-high heat. Add apple sauce and canned cranberry sauce. Stir to combine and gently heat through, about 10 minutes.


1. Toast 2 slices whole grain bread and butter heavily, 1/2 tablespoon per slice. Chop into small cubes and reserve.

2. Add extra-virgin olive oil and sausage meat to hot skillet. Brown and crumble the sausage with a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula. Add onions and celery to the skillet then season with poultry seasoning and salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add bread to the skillet and stir to combine. Dampen the stuffing with chicken stock and turn to combine. Turn off heat and cover pan loosely with foil to hold heat.

Turkey and Gravy

1. Preheat a second skillet over medium heat to prepare turkey and gravy.

2. Drain cooked potatoes and return to hot pot. Smash with sour cream, butter and crisped, chopped bacon. Season the smashed potatoes with salt and pepper. If they are too thick, thin them out with milk or a splash of broth.

3. Add 2 tablespoons butter to preheated skillet and melt it. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in 2 cups stock or broth. Add the poultry seasoning, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper to the gravy. Allow it to thicken slightly.

4. Cut roasted turkey meat away from the breast bones of rotisserie turkey breast. If you are using deli turkey, remove from packaging and separate slices. Set turkey into gravy.

5. Place a bread slice on dinner plate. Use a large ice cream scoop to place a mound of stuffing on the bread. Place turkey on top of stuffing. Serve smashed potatoes and cranberries on the side. Spoon the extra gravy over potatoes and turkey sandwiches. Sprinkle the plates with chopped parsley or chives and serve.

See more: Thanksgiving, Turkey, Bread, Lunch, Dinner, Fall, Pork, Potatoes


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