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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

Thanksgiving leftovers pockets are a stuffed biscuit filled with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce served with leftover gravy. These Thanksgiving leftovers biscuit pockets are an easy and simple out of the box way to use your leftovers. 

These Thanksgiving leftovers pockets are a genius way to use your turkey dinner leftovers. The best way to describe them is as a gourmet hot pocket. Roll out canned biscuit dough add your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers and bake. The flaky biscuit exterior stuffed with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce served with gravy.

This recipe is so simple and easy but also is a crowd pleaser. Don’t get bored with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Find fun ways to serve them to the family.

Looking for other ideas for your leftover turkey? Try this turkey pot pie , Thanksgiving pizza or these turkey sliders. Also looking for a turkey recipe? Here are some of my favorites how to cook a turkey in a roaster oven and an air fryer turkey.

What is a biscuit pocket?

Honestly I am not even sure it’s a real thing. But I had no idea how to describe this recipe. It’s basically a stuffed biscuit. It’s similar to a Kolache or a Lebanese fatayer. Maybe even a hand pie but made out of biscuit dough rather than pie dough. 

What I love about this technique is that you could stuff it or fill it with just about anything. Sweet or Savory. It’s a one hand appetizer with comfort food vibes from the biscuit outside. Try these jalapeno popper biscuit pockets.

How to make Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

How to fold biscuit pockets

Step 1- Roll out biscuits on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll a 4-5 inch round piece of dough.

Step 2- Place a heaping spoonful of the cream cheese filling in the center.

Step 3- Take the top of the biscuit and fold the dough over the filling. Repeat this on the bottom so they overlap. 

Step 4- Fold the side into a point (similar to how you wrap a gift). Repeat on the other side and bring them together at the top.

Step 5- Pinch the seams and slightly flatten it with your palm.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Ingredients

  • Can of Grands Biscuits– I like to use the buttermilk biscuits. These can typically be found in the dairy aisle.
  • Stuffing– Leftover stuffing or if you are all out stovetop stuffing cooks up really fast.
  • Turkey– Leftover Thanksgiving turkey cut into bite size pieces. Need more turkey for this specialty pizza? Bake a turkey breast and cut it into small pieces.
  • Cranberry Sauce– I love a canned cranberry sauce use your leftover cranberry sauce for a sweet and tart addition to the pizza. Not a fan you can leave it out but for me the more the better!
  • Mashed Potatoes (optional)- We almost never have leftover potatoes but if you have some add a few spoonfuls.
  • Gravy- Leftover turkey gravy is best but in a pinch you can use a jar.

How to Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or coat with non-stick cooking spray.

Roll out the biscuits. Start by dusting a work surface with some flour. Using a rolling pin roll out each biscuit to about 4-5 inch round.

Place a spoonful of the stuffing in the center. Top with turkey and cranberry sauce. Fold over the top and bottom of your biscuit dough over the filling. Fold the side into a point (similar to how you wrap a gift). Do this on both sides bringing together at the top. Pinch the seams and slightly flatten it with your palm.

Place these on a lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve warm with gravy.

Yield: 8

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

Thanksgiving leftovers pockets are a stuffed biscuit filled with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce served with leftover gravy. They are kind of like homemade Thanksgiving hot pockets.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. Can of Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1 Cup Stuffing
  • 1 Cup Turkey in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 Cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 Cup Gravy

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Roll out the biscuits. Start by dusting a work surface with some flour. Using a rolling pin roll out each biscuit to about 4-5 inch round.
    4. Place a spoonful of the stuffing in the center. 
    5. Top with turkey and cranberry sauce.
    6. Fold over the top and bottom of your biscuit dough over the filling. Fold the side into a point (similar to how you wrap a gift). Do this on both sides bringing together at the top. Pinch the seams and slightly flatten it with your palm.
    7. Place these on a lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
    8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve warm with gravy.

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