I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had such a fun day with our family and have so much to be thankful for this year. I plan on doing a post for you early next week to tell you all about it, but for now I give you this sandwich. The “Gobbler.” You’ll want to go make this as soon as possible with all your leftovers.
So let’s backtrack a bit. If you grew up in New Jersey (or some of the states nearby), then you are probably more than familiar with the wonder that is Wawa. Yes, I just said wonder. I’m obsessed. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Wawa, it’s sort of a convenience store. They have some of the best coffee on the planet and I make multiple visits whenever I’m at home in New Jersey. They also have a deli where you get to customize your order on fun computer screens. Each year they bring back the “gobbler” as a special holiday sandwich. Turkey with gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce on a fresh roll.
I think I ate two of them within a 48-hour period the last time we were visiting my family.
So this is my own version of the “gobbler.” I fancied it up a little bit with the addition of some arugula and gruyere cheese, but it still has those same wonderful basics that come on the one from Wawa. Get creative and make it your own. There’s really no wrong way to go with your Thanksgiving leftovers combined into one glorious sandwich.
- two slices cranberry walnut bread, or bread of your choice
- one to two slices gruyere cheese
- leftover cranberry sauce
- leftover turkey
- leftover stuffing
- leftover gravy, if desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- To assemble the sandwich, take one slice of bread and add the cheese. Top with the cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing and arugula (if desired, first dip the turkey slices in the gravy, shake off the excess and then add to the sandwich). Top with the other slice of bread.
- Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is lightly toasted. Alternatively, you can just toast the bread and then assemble the sandwich.
Inspired by the Wawa Gobbler.