Monday, December 29, 2014

Leftover Turkey Pockets

These creamy little pockets of heaven make leftover turkey my favorite meal ever!

I love the holidays so much that I am one of the many people that tend to go through a little bit of after holiday blues. The decorations, the parties, the fun and festivities? Oh why can't they just go on all year long? But I guess we wouldn't appreciate them as much if they did right? So one of my consolations is that I get to eat leftovers. I don't know if anyone else gets quite as excited as I do about them. I look forward to sandwiches, soups, chowders, and salads. All of it makes my little heart go pity pat.

Some people people may think I am crazy, but I know there are those of you out there that are just like me. Right? All my leftover lovers say haaaaay. I mean I love them so much I make twice as much, ham, turkey, or beef than I really need just so I will have plenty of leftovers after I send the kids home with doggy bags. Speaking of doggy bags, does anyone else out here remember when they actually sent you home from restaurants with "doggy bags"? I can remember brown paper bags that had dogs on the bag. I think one of them said "Doggy Bag" on it, and one said something like "Bones for Bowser". Ha, what a cool little flash down memory lane did I just have? Oops, ADD moment there!

Anywho, where were we? Oh yes, leftover mania. Whether it is leftover ham made over into Jalapeno Ham Salad SandwichesSplit Pea Soup with Ham, or a nice breakfast of Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Peppered Ham Gravy, or maybe leftover turkey turned into some Turkey Noodle Soup, Turkey, Bacon, Corn Chowder, or to take a little Mediterranean detour with a Greek Turkey Pasta Salad, leftovers just make me do the happy dance. It is true. If you don't believe me just ask my family! They are used to my crazy food induced behavior. Most of the time they just shake their heads and walk away. 

But, my darling foodies, these little beauties have far surpassed any of my previous leftover loves. They have made me toss aside those mile high turkey sandwiches topped with stuffing and cranberries. These are now my new favorite vehicle for leftover turkey nomification! 

What about you? Tell me you have a least one leftover dish that you look forward to all year long? Do you turn your leftover side dishes into something tasty too? 

1 year ago - Chili con Queso
2 years ago - Chicken Soup with Brown Rice and Spinach
3 years ago - Reuben Mac and Cheese

Leftover Turkey Pockets

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 12/30/2014
Leftover Turkey Pockets


  • 2 cups chopped turkey
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, plus a pinch for the gravy
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) tube crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pour the bread crumbs into a shallow dish.
  4. Remove rolls from the can and separating them into triangles.
  5. Roll a heaping tablespoon of the turkey mixture into an ball with your hands. Place the ball onto the large end of the triangle and carefully roll it up, tucking the sides in as you roll.
  6. Dredge in bread crumbs, pressing to coat. Place seam-side down onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, to make the gravy, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken stock and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper a pinch of poultry seasoning, to taste.
  8. Serve crescent rolls immediately with gravy.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 12 mins.
Total time: 27 mins.
Tags: turkey, leftovers, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, crescent rolls, Thanksgiving, Christmas,

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