Quick & Easy Leftover Turkey Recipe: Turkey Turnovers

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by Leanne's Life

Do you struggle with what to do with all the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? I have a simple, delicious, easy leftover turkey recipe for you that I’m sure your whole family will love. It’s the best recipe for leftover turkey so they won’t say “Turkey again?” This Thanksgiving leftover recipe is called Turkey Puffs, or Turkey Turnovers.


  • 2 cups of cooked turkey
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese
  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • Salt and pepper
Cutting up the turkey

1. Cut up turkey

Dice the leftover turkey into small pieces and put it all into a large bowl.

Spraying the tin with oil

2. Spray tin

Lightly spray a muffin tin with oil so the turnovers don’t stick.

Pressing the dough into the tin

3. Insert dough into the tin

Take one triangle of dough (just take apart at the scored edges) and press it into a baking tin cup. Press the dough so it comes all the way up the sides of the cup. Leave the long pieces of dough hanging out of the cup (you will fold them over later). Fill each cup with a triangle of dough.

Adding mayonnaise to the mixture

4. Add mayo

Add the mayonnaise to the bowl of turkey.

Adding cheese to the mixture

5. Add cheese

Add the cheese to the bowl of turkey.

Seasoning and mixing the filling

6. Season and mix

Add salt and pepper. Mix it all together in the bowl.

Adding the turkey filling to the dough

7. Fill muffin tins

Fill each muffin tin with the turkey mixture.

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8. Fold the dough and bake

Fold the hanging sides of the dough over the mixture to make a little covered cup. Bake these in the oven according to the directions on the crescent rolls package.

Leftover turkey recipe

Here are the baked turkey turnovers. They have that perfect lightly browned color on top.

You can also add dried cranberries or walnuts to the turkey mix for extra crunch.

Leftover turkey recipe

Let me know if your family thought this was the best recipe for leftover turkey! If you have a great Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipe, please share it below in the comments.

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