These Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up any remaining turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing from your holiday meal. These crescent rolls are flaky, filled with a savory mixture of Thanksgiving leftovers, and brushed with melted butter for an extra indulgent touch.
I don’t know about you but we are always looking for ways to use up our leftovers and turn them into a tasty meal that our family will enjoy. And, thanksgiving crescent rolls have turned into one of our favorites to make every year.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers
- Easy and quick to make plus they are kid-friendly!
- Great for a post-holiday brunch or snack.
You will need a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at the grocery store while you are doing your Thanksgiving shopping. And, then you will need your Thanksgiving leftovers to make these crescents. You can’t go wrong!
- refrigerated crescent roll dough
- leftover turkey
- leftover mashed potatoes
- leftover stuffing
- leftover cranberry sauce
- poppy seeds
- dried parsley
See the recipe card below for quantities.
🔪 How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Rolls
Making these Thanksgiving leftover rolls is so simple. Just follow the step-by-step instructions and you will have a delicious leftover makeover to enjoy with your family in no time at all.
Step 1: Roll out your crescent rolls
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Unroll and separate your crescent rolls into triangles.
Step 2: Fill the rolls
Evenly spread the mashed potatoes on each crescent roll. Next evenly divide the turkey between the crescent rolls. Divide the stuffing between the crescent rolls. Divide the cranberry sauce between the rolls.
Step 3: Roll and top the crescents
Roll the crescent rolls up and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Melt your butter and mix in the poppy seeds and dried parsley. Brush the butter mixture onto each crescent.
Step 4: Bake the crescents
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with cranberry sauce or leftover gravy for dipping.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Add a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top before baking for a cheesy twist.
- Swap out the cranberry sauce for leftover gravy to make it more savory.
- Use other leftovers like green bean casserole or sweet potato casserole as fillings instead.
Here is a quick overview of the equipment that you will need to make this delicious recipe:
- Large baking sheet
- Knife or spoon
Store leftover Thanksgiving crescent rolls in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure this recipe turns out perfectly for you every time that you make it.
- Make sure to evenly distribute the filling on each crescent roll for a balanced flavor in every bite.
- Not a fan of poppy seeds? You can leave them out and just use parsley for the tops of your crescent rolls.
- I like to line my baking sheet with parchment paper because it helps prevent the crescent rolls from sticking and makes for easier clean-up.
- Feel free to change up the leftovers that you use for these to suit your family’s preferences.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Yes, you can use homemade crescent roll dough if you prefer. Just make sure to roll it out and separate it into triangles before filling and baking.
Yes, you can freeze these Thanksgiving leftover crescent rolls for up to 3 months. Just allow them to cool completely before wrapping them individually in plastic wrap and then placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to eat, defrost them in the fridge overnight before reheating.
To reheat these crescents, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through. You can also microwave them for about 30 seconds each. The oven method will give you the best results.
🍽 More Crescent Roll Recipes
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Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Rolls
- parchment-lined baking sheet or cookie sheet
- 8 refrigerated crescent rolls 1 can of dough
- ½ pound leftover turkey
- ½ cup leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 cup leftover stuffing
- ½ cup leftover cranberry sauce plus more for dipping
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Unroll and separate your crescent rolls into triangles.
- Evenly spread the mashed potatoes on each crescent roll.
- Next evenly divide the turkey between the crescent rolls.
- Divide the stuffing between the crescent rolls.
- Divide the cranberry sauce between the rolls.
- Roll the crescent rolls up and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Melt your butter and mix in the poppy seeds and dried parsley.
- Brush the butter mixture onto each crescent.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with cranberry sauce or leftover gravy for dipping.