We cook a big Thanksgiving dinner every year for our extended family – with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce – all of the Thanksgiving classics! The leftovers can sometimes last for days – but that’s actually a very good thing, especially when it comes to these delicious Turkey & Stuffing Turnovers!
These turkey & stuffing turnovers are all about finding ways to use up those leftovers, and in fact, they are just like a delicious Thanksgiving dinner all rolled up into one delectable bite! Chunks of leftover turkey are layered inside squares of puff pastry along with leftover stuffing plus a spoonful of both gravy and cranberry sauce – then baked until golden brown and flaky. They are so simple to make – and very delicious!
You can really make these turnovers using any of your Thanksgiving meal leftovers – adding what we suggest here in the recipe – or other side dishes your family typically serves. Over the years, my husband Jack and I have played around with different filling combinations – sometimes including leftover roasted mashed sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or even adding some of our pearl onions in cream sauce. No matter what leftovers you use for the filling, we think a must-add ingredient is leftover cranberry sauce – the sweet-tart flavor adds a brightness to these turkey & stuffing turnovers that can’t be beat!
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