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Vegan Thanksgiving Sandwich on a Plate with Pumpkin and Jar of Cranberry Sauce in the Background
Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These scrumptious vegan Thanksgiving sandwiches are made with savory marinated tempeh topped with cranberry sauce, gravy, or whatever leftovers you've got on hand!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 471 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or high heat oil of choice
  • 4 slices sandwich bread, optionally toasted
  • Vegan mayonnaise (optional)
  • Thanksgiving leftovers of choice, such as mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and veggies
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the broth, soy sauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, poultry seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cut the slab of tempeh in half, thickness-wise, to create two thin slabs. Now cut each slab in half, width wise, to create 4 square shaped slabs.

  3. Place the tempeh slabs in a shallow dish and pour the broth mixture over them. Allow the tempeh to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat the bottom with the oil.

  5. Give the oil a few minutes to heat up, and then arrange the tempeh slabs in the skillet — fit as many as you can without overlapping and cook the rest in a second batch.

  6. Cook the tempeh for about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Ladle the excess marinade over the tempeh towards the end of cooking and allow the tempeh to continue cooking until the liquid evaporates.

  7. Slather the bread slices with the mayo, if using. Assemble the sandwiches using two tempeh slabs per sandwich, and topping the tempeh with Thanksgiving leftovers of choice.

  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information includes bread and tempeh. Mayonnaise and toppings are not included.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 195
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.7g33%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Sodium 1180mg49%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 48.2g16%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 27.2g54%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 22mg122%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.