11/23/2012 09:15 am ET | Updated Nov 24, 2015

6 Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches You'll Look Forward To

Recipes created by Jeff Mauro

Turkey works well with so many flavors, it's a shame to stop at lettuce and tomatoes, says Jeff Mauro, host of Food Network's "Sandwich King" and creator of these tasty recipes for leftovers.

  • The Jerk Turk
    Nigel Cox
    Jeff Mauro rubs a potent Jamaican jerk spice blend on the meat before grilling. "Mango's cooling sweetness helps balance the spiciness of the jerk," he says. Get the recipe: The Jerk Turk Sandwich
  • Greek Turkey Pita Sandwich
    Nealey Dozier
    This Greek-inspired sandwich is heavy on cucumber and lettuce, but there's one essential step that makes it sing: "Don't skip grilling the pita," says Mauro. "The heat makes it pliant and fragrant." Get the recipe: Greek Turkey Pita Sandwich
  • Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich
    Alison Gootee/Studio D
    Mauro's twist on banh mi, the Vietnamese sandwich, substitutes turkey for the more traditional roast pork and pâté. Get the recipe: Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich
  • Citrus Turkey Salad Wrap
    Nealey Dozier
    This tangy wrap gets its flavor from mandarin oranges, and has plenty of texture thanks to roasted peanuts. "I love adding nuts to a sandwich," says Mauro. They deliver phenomenal texture without getting soggy." Get the recipe: Citrus Turkey Salad Wrap
  • Italian Turkey Melt Sandwich
    Nealey Dozier
    If you can't find focaccia for this cheesy delicacy, substitute ciabatta rolls and brush olive oil on the cut sides. Get the recipe: Italian Turkey Melt Sandwich
  • Cranberry Barbecue Turkey Sandwich
    Nealey Dozier
    Knock out multiple Thanksgiving leftovers in a single sandwich. "Cranberries, fried onions, turkey -- these are familiar fall favorites," Mauro says. "But combining them with a barbecue sauce takes them in a new direction." Get the recipe: Cranberry Barbecue Turkey Sandwich