The World’s Greatest Sandwich

When we were newly married I was discipled by our pastor’s wife, who was a definite “foodie.” She usually had a crowd for Thanksgiving, and then everyone was invited over on Friday to consume the leftovers.

It was no ordinary leftover consumption, however. You entered her kitchen and were instructed on how to make The World’s Greatest Sandwich. I had the pleasure of doing the same thing this past Friday.

Ingredients: Everything you ate on Thanksgiving, plus your favorite artisan bread (thinly sliced), some cheese that melts easily (we used co-jack), and some nice thick bacon. I also have a cranberry-honey mustard that tastes excellent on this sandwich.


Cook bacon. Heat everything else up. Warm up a griddle.

Layer on your bread: cheese, bacon, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and anything else you might think of (some people like gravy…I think it interferes with everything else). If I didn’t think avocado would taste weird on this sandwich, I would probably find a way to work it in. You can put the ingredients on in any order, but put the cheese towards the outside so it melts when you grill the sandwich. Press down hard. Extra points if the mashed potatoes start leaking out the side.

Butter your bread and put the sandwich on your hot griddle, flipping until the bread is nicely toasted and the cheese is melted.


We realized while making the sandwiches this year that this was actually a three-meat sandwich: turkey, bacon, and the sausage in the stuffing. Good stuff.

(I can’t find our camera cord right now, but when I do I will post pictures. I know you can’t wait.)

3 Responses to “The World’s Greatest Sandwich”

  1. Tom

    I can vouch for this – these sandwiches are no joke.Treeeee-mendous.Oh, and I get extra points, because my mashed potatoes were definitely spilling out the sides.Very good times.


  2. Kelly

    …and you shamelessly consumed them the way some people lick an ice cream cone. Well done you.


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