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What To Serve With Hot Turkey Sandwiches?

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by Maria Foster

Serving a plate of delicious hot turkey sandwiches might be fantastic on its own. But no meal is complete without a delicious side. But what do you actually serve with a hot turkey sandwich? This is a question that we have had ourselves. 

What To Serve With Hot Turkey Sandwiches?

Luckily for you, we have done the research and know exactly what you can serve with hot turkey sandwiches. So, in this article, we are going to go over some of the best foods you can serve with a tasty hot turkey sandwich. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started!

What Is A Hot Turkey Sandwich? 

The answer to this question might seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t know what goes on a hot turkey sandwich.

Typically, hot turkey sandwiches will contain lettuce, mayonnaise, sliced turkey, cheese, lettuce, salt, pepper, and cucumber. 

This is a basic hot turkey sandwich recipe, but the contents will change quite dramatically depending on what people prefer. 

The hot turkey sandwich was first created in 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is usually served hot and it is an open-faced sandwich. This sandwich is served on lightly toasted bread, which is when topped with hot turkey and all the other toppings. 

Remember that you can put any toppings you like on your hot turkey sandwich. Gravy, cheese sauce, mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, cheese, jalapeño peppers, or anything else you like on a sandwich. 

What Can You Serve With A Hot Turkey Sandwich?

In this section, we are going to take a closer look at some of the best foods you can serve with your amazingly delicious hot turkey sandwich. Let’s do this!

1. Potato Salad

Potato salad is a classic side dish that is perfect for almost any meal. Because potato salad goes so well with so many foods, it is perfect to enjoy with a hot turkey salad. 

But the key to making the perfect potato salad is having the right recipe. There are so many varieties of this classic dish. You just need to find one that you like. The recipe we have linked here is one of our favorites. 

2. Coleslaw

If you are looking for a classic side that will go perfectly with your sandwich, you need to make a tasty coleslaw. There are tons of fantastic recipes out there, but this one is our favorite. It is crunchy, flavorsome, creamy, and super easy to make. 

3. Green Salad

If you need a healthy side dish that is perfect for a hot summer’s day, this green salad will be perfect for you. Alternatively, you could make use of your turkey sandwich leftovers and add them to make a turkey sandwich salad.

It might sound strange, but this side is actually pretty delicious, and it is easy to make. 

4. Macaroni Salad

If you want to make a super simple side dish, macaroni salad will be just what the doctor ordered. This side is high in protein and if you use the right pasta it can actually be quite healthy as well.

This is the kind of meal that goes a long way, and most people will love it. 

5. Mashed Potatoes

If you want to make an easy classic side dish to enjoy along with your hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes are going to be perfect for you.

We recommend that you try using the recipe we have linked here. But only if you don’t have a special homemade mashed potato recipe of your own. 

6. Steamed Vegetables

If you have the time to put together the perfect hot turkey sandwich, you should have the time to make your steamed veggies. This is a quick, healthy, and delicious side dish that goes well with so many main meals. Including hot turkey sandwiches. 

7. Mixed Leaf Salad

This is a super quick side you can enjoy with your hot turkey sandwich. If you want something light to enjoy along with your sandwich, this tasty yet refreshing side will be just what the doctor ordered. 

You can add anything you like to this salad, but our favorite recipe is the one we have linked. It is refreshing, packed full of flavor, and it is super easy to make. You’ll love it!

8. Pomegranate Salad

If you need a delicious yet refreshing side that you can serve with your hot turkey sandwich, this tasty fruity salad will be just what you need. It is well known that pomegranate fruit goes remarkably well with hot beef sandwiches. 

It is for this reason that this delightful fruity salad goes so well with a hot turkey sandwich. If you want to add a little extra kick to your salad, we recommend adding a hint of cayenne pepper.

Alternatively, if you like sweetness, you can add some dried cranberries to your salad. 

9. Apple And Celery Salad

If you want to enjoy a refreshing salad that perfectly compliments the overall flavor of a hot turkey sandwich, this is going to be the perfect side for you. The tangy apple and crunchy celery go wonderfully with a sandwich. 

You can mix and match your ingredients as you see fit. So, if you don’t like celery, you can always use sweet potato chips instead. 

10. Baked Potato

It is almost impossible to mess up a baked potato. This versatile side goes well with most foods. You can eat it with almost any topping, which is why it goes so well with a hot turkey sandwich. 

All you need to do is slice a potato up and cook it in the microwave or the oven until it has been cooked through entirely. With a little salt, pepper, and cheese you will have a phenomenal side. 

11. Crispy Courgette Fritters

If you want to turn your hot turkey sandwich into a full-blown meal, you need to make some crispy fried courgette fritters. These are perfect if you want to make a quick and delicious side.

If you want to make these fritters even better, you should use a tempura batter. 

12. Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salads are known for their refreshing flavor and delicious taste. Especially when you add the seasoning and other ingredients. We particularly liked the Asian cucumber salad, but you can do what you like with this delicious, refreshing dish. 

13. Steamed Potatoes

Steamed potatoes are super quick and easy to make. They go well with so many foods, including hot turkey salads. With the right seasoning, you can really make your steamed potatoes taste phenomenal.

Especially if you add garlic to it, like the dish in the recipe we have linked. 

14. Spicy Peanut Salad

If you have a peanut allergy, this side is not going to be for you. But, if you like peanuts, this delicious spicy salad might be just what you have been looking for.

This salad can be enjoyed as a snack or as a side to enjoy with a meal, like a delicious hot turkey salad. 

15. Garlic Bread

You can’t go wrong with a delicious side of garlic bread. It goes well with so many sides, but we particularly loved it along with our hot turkey sandwiches. 

You can make your own bread, or you can purchase ready-made bread at your local supermarket. Either way, you get to make and enjoy some delicious garlic bread. That is what you call a win!

16. Fried Tomatoes

Fried tomatoes are great as a side with your hot turkey salad, but you can also enjoy them on your sandwich if you like. You really can’t go wrong with a delightful spicy fried tomato. 

These tomatoes are super easy to fry up and will take mere moments to get ready. So you do not need to waste too much time waiting for your side once your sandwich is ready. 

17. Greek Chickpea Fritters

Fried chickpea fritters are perfect if you need something fast and simple to serve alongside your hot turkey sandwich. It is very easy to make and perfect if you are serving a buffet-style meal. 

The recipe we have linked is absolutely phenomenal. The Greek-style flavors are to die for! You will love each and every bite of these tasty fritters with your hot turkey sandwich. 

18. Steamed Green Cabbage

Are you looking for a simple yet nutritious side that you can enjoy with your sandwich? If this sounds like you, we recommend trying steamed cabbage.

This is a very easy dish to make, and it goes well with just about any meal. Including hot turkey sandwiches. 

19. Roasted Potatoes

We love roasted potatoes. They are an easy side that goes well with most meals. But we particularly loved them along with a hot turkey sandwich.

The process of making roasted potatoes is wonderfully easy. They may take a bit of time to make, but it is 100% worth it. You will love your tasty, fresh homemade roasted potatoes. 

20. Overnight French Toast

You can’t get much better than a delicious serving of overnight French toast. It is crunchy, flavorsome, and it perfectly compliments the flavors you will get on a typical hot turkey sandwich. 

There is a bit of prep involved with making the perfect overnight French toast, but you are sure to love this delicious side. Check out the recipe we have linked to learn more about how to make this tasty side dish. 

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and learning about these fantastically delicious foods you can serve with a hot turkey sandwich.

It is super easy to make this amazingly warm and delicious sandwich. Serving it with a side can really turn this sandwich into a meal. 

Which side you go for is entirely dependent on what you like best. At the end of the day, you can serve anything you like with your sandwich.

There are tons of things we have not even mentioned that might go wonderfully with this delicious classic sandwich. 

If you have enjoyed reading this article, you should take a moment to peruse our site. We have a range of fun and interesting food-related articles available that you are certain to like. 

Thanks for reading!

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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