Leftover Turkey Stuffing Crescent Roll Appetizers

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Leftover Turkey Crescent Rolls – Make an easy recipe for crescent roll appetizers, filled with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cheese! Simple and delicious finger foods for holiday parties!

leftover turkey stuffing crescent rolls with green onions on a white plate, easy party appetizers

Every Thanksgiving we buy a turkey to cook on Black Friday or over the weekend. Even though we usually enjoy dinner with family on Thanksgiving Day, we always plan to make our own too, along with turkey gravy and all the fixin’s.

It’s sorta become a family tradition. Of course, we have a ton of leftovers afterward, so leftover turkey sandwiches on homemade dinner rolls  and turkey enchilada casserole are a given for the next day or two.

One year instead of ordinary sandwiches, we tried something new. We stuffed crescent rolls with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cheese, creating the most delicious crescent roll appetizers ever.

leftover turkey stuffing crescent roll sliced in half with turkey, stuffing, and green onions

Turns out, these little Thanksgiving appetizers are the perfect finger foods to serve at holiday parties or even just lunch with the kids.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR LEFTOVER TURKEY CRESCENT ROLL APPETIZERS?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the scrumptious leftover turkey crescent rolls recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

DO I HAVE TO USE LEFTOVER TURKEY?

Nope, the great thing about these stuffed crescent rolls is you can make them with roasted turkey, chicken, or even make leftover ham crescent rolls!

You can also use sausage and make something similar to my favorite maple sausage stuffed pastry bites, only with crescent roll dough instead of puff pastry.

baked leftover turkey crescent rolls with green onions on a cookie sheet

They’re a fantastic way to use up leftover ham from Christmas and Easter.

DOES IT MATTER WHICH CHEESE I USE?

Ok, so cheese is really up to the individual because cheese is such a personal choice. At least, that’s how I look at it anyway.

I’ve been a lover of cheese since I was a kid, sneaking pieces of American cheese out of the fridge when Mom wasn’t looking. In fact, I’d have much rather had a slice of cheese over a cookie any day… Unless they were chocolate chip cookies, of course.

leftover turkey, stuffing, American cheese, and green onions being stuffed into a crescent roll for Thanksgiving appetizers

But no, you can use just about any cheese you want with these. A few suggestions might be…

  • Good old American Cheese
  • Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • Smoked Cheddar – One of my favorites.
  • Speaking of smoked, smoked Gouda would be fabulous, as would smoked Swiss or smoked Gruyére.
  • Pepper Jack

leftover turkey stuffing crescent roll appetizers with Pepper Jack cheese

Really, your options are limitless. Pick a cheese, any cheese, and you’ll have the most delicious appetizers ever.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE LEFTOVER TURKEY STUFFING CRESCENT ROLL APPETIZERS

The first step for making these easy party appetizers is to gather your ingredients. You’ll need canned crescent rolls, leftover turkey, stuffing, your choice of cheese, and green onions.

easy crescent roll appetizers with leftover turkey, cheese, and turkey stuffing on white plate with green onions

When I first made these, I used American cheese, but anymore I’d rather use cheddar or pepper jack.

leftover turkey and stuffing with cheddar cheese on crescent roll dough

Take each piece of crescent roll dough, and add a quarter slice of cheese, a bite of turkey stuffing, and a small pile of leftover turkey.

leftover turkey stuffing crescent roll dough with shredded cheddar cheese

Another additional ingredient idea is leftover cranberry sauce. You can add just a tiny dollop of cranberry sauce on top of the turkey for a li’l sweet and salty flavor.

Roll each crescent up, per the instructions on the can. They’ll probably be a bit bulky and might not be quite as pretty as they  normally would, but that’s ok; they’ll still taste amazing.

baked leftover turkey crescent rolls on OXO cookie sheet

Finally, pop them in the oven and bake as usual, per the instructions on the can. When you take them out of the oven, they’re best eaten while warm.

delicious party appetizers made with leftover turkey, stuffing, cheese, and crescent rolls, on a white plate

Mmmm…. Happy Thanksgiving Leftovers Season!

leftover turkey stuffing crescent roll appetizers on an ivory plate with cookie sheet behind

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sliced leftover turkey crescent rolls on white plate

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Leftover Turkey Stuffing Crescent Roll Appetizers

Make an easy recipe for crescent roll appetizers, filled with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cheese! Simple and delicious finger foods for holiday parties!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Appetizer, Holiday
Keyword crescent roll appetizers, crescent roll recipe, crescent rolls, easy party appetizers, leftover turkey, leftover turkey recipes, stuffed crescent rolls, thanksgiving appetizers, turkey dressing, turkey stuffing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 188 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey leftover and shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups stuffing leftover*
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese **shredded
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375°.

  2. Separate each crescent roll.

  3. Add a bite of cheese, a bite of stuffing, a small pile of turkey, and a sprinkling of green onions in that order.***

  4. Roll each crescent up, per the instructions on the can, and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375° for 11 to 13 minutes or until the crescent rolls turn a golden brown.

  6. They're best served while warm, right out of the oven. 

Recipe Notes

*You can use leftover stuffing or even boxed stuffing for this recipe.

**You can use any kind of cheese you want. I've used American, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Smoked Cheddar, etc.

***If you like, you can add just a tiny dollop of cranberry sauce on top of the turkey for a li’l sweet and salty flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Turkey Stuffing Crescent Roll Appetizers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 388mg17%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
crescent roll recipe with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cheese
crescent rolls stuffed with leftover turkey, stuffing, cheese, and green onions

10 thoughts on “Leftover Turkey Stuffing Crescent Roll Appetizers”


  1. We do the same thing Mel…make our own turkey that is. These look amazing and I am going to try them on Friday. What a great way to “repackage” the leftover turkey ! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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