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Graveyard Sandwich Tray

This simple show-stopper is pleasing to the eye and taste buds! An assortment of turkey, chicken and ham salad sandwiches carved up like gravestones -- this is the perfect Halloween platter. The salads are made with protein rich canned chicken or turkey, tuna or ham, from your pantry.

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance
lunch, dairy free, nut free, sugar free, main-dish


  • 4 cans (5 ounces each) chunk breast of chicken or turkey in water, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 cans (5 ounces each) chunk lean ham in water, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 24 slices white sandwich bread
  • 1 head lettuce, finely shredded Ketchup and mustard, for garnish, in squirt bottles


  1. To make any of the sandwich fillings break the canned chicken, turkey, tuna or ham into flakes in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the seasoning (poultry seasoning, celery seed, or pumpkin pie spice) and mayonnaise; mix to combine.
  3. Trim the bread slices into tombstone shapes.
  4. Toast in a toaster oven until the bread has browned.
  5. Divide the filling, spreading evenly on half of the toasted bread slices.
  6. Assemble by topping with the remaining toasted bread slices.
  7. Decorate each sandwich with "R.I.P." or skull and crossbones with ketchup or mustard in squirt bottles.
  8. Arrange shredded lettuce on a large tray and set the sandwiches on the end -- in the field of shredded lettuce -- so they look like tombstones in a graveyard.