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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!
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, cheesy turkey noodle casserole, 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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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 (or you can make homemade crescent rolls), leftover turkey, stuffing, your choice of cheese, and green onions.
When I first made these, I used American cheese, but anymore I'd rather use cheddar or pepper jack.
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.
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.
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.
Mmmm…. Happy Thanksgiving Leftovers Season!
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LEFTOVER TURKEY STUFFING CRESCENT ROLL APPETIZERS RECIPE
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- 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
- Pre-heat your oven to 375°.
- Separate each crescent roll.
- Add a bite of cheese, a bite of stuffing, a small pile of turkey, and a sprinkling of green onions in that order.***
- Roll each crescent up, per the instructions on the can, and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375° for 11 to 13 minutes or until the crescent rolls turn a golden brown.
- They're best served while warm, right out of the oven.
Serving Size:16 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 388mg Carbohydrates: 15g Sugar: 3g Protein: 6g