Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole

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Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole takes all your favorite holiday leftovers and creates a brand new delicious meal.  Use up that leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and dressing by stuffing them in a canned crescent roll and baking in a yummy sauce of leftover gravy and milk.

Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole Recipe:

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for easy leftover turkey recipes after Thanksgiving.  It’s nice to use up a bunch of leftover turkey and gravy in one easy Thanksgiving leftover casserole.

This Thanksgiving leftover casserole is inspired by my family’s favorite Chicken Crescent Bake.  The theory is the same – wrapping up yummy ingredients in a canned crescent roll and baking in a sauce until the rolls puff up and brown on top.

Wondering what to make after Thanksgiving? This leftover turkey recipe is perfect because you can customize it to your liking and based on what leftovers you have hanging around.

You could totally swap in some mashed potatoes for the dressing or add in green beans or leftover corn too. Try making a version with just leftover turkey and cranberry sauce – maybe add a bit of cream cheese too.

Here’s a helpful leftover tip.  If you don’t have any leftover gravy, use a can of cream of chicken soup instead. Just be sure to dilute it with 1/2 cup of warm milk before pouring over the leftover Thanksgiving casserole.

How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Casserole:

For the full recipe for leftover turkey crescents, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unfold crescent dough; smear with a dollop of cranberry sauce. Top with chopped turkey and a small scoop of stuffing; roll up.
  3. Place in a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  4. Warm leftover gravy and milk; pour over stuffed crescents.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Notes About Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe:

  • These crescents are completely customizable.  Stuff with a combination of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, etc.
  • Resist the urge to over-stuff these leftover turkey crescents.
  • Depending on the how thick your leftover gravy is, you may want to dilute it with a little more or a little less than the 1/4 cup milk.  If it’s super thick, go up to a 1/2 cup.
  • If you don’t have leftover gravy, substitute it for a 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup.  Be sure to still dilute it with warm milk.  Looking for some more leftover turkey recipes?  Here’s a whole post dedicated to just that!

Here’s Our Best Leftover Turkey Recipes:

Easy Turkey Enchilada Bake

3 Ingredient Turkey Salad

Thai Turkey Wraps

Grandma’s Turkey and Rice Casserole

Turkey and Sausage Pot Pie from Beyer Beware

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Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole

Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole takes all your favorite holiday leftovers and creates a brand new delicious meal.  Use up that leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and dressing by stuffing it in a canned crescent roll and baking in a yummy sauce of leftover gravy and milk.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover thanksgiving casserole, leftover thanksgiving crescent bake, leftover turkey crescents
Servings: 8
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • Up to 2 cups leftover turkey, diced
  • 1 package refrigerator crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry relish or sauce
  • 1/2 cup leftover stuffing or dressing
  • Up to 2 cups leftover gravy
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Unfold refrigerator crescents. Smear with desired amount of cranberry sauce (1 to 3 teaspoons).
  • Add diced turkey and leftover stuffing, approximately 1 heaping teaspoon each.
  • Roll up crescents and arrange in baking dish.
  • Heat milk and leftover gravy; pour over crescents.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Notes

  • This recipe is inspired by a blog favorite - Chicken Crescent Bake
  • These crescents are completely customizable.  Stuff with a combination of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, etc. 
  • Resist the urge to over-stuff these leftover turkey crescents. 
  • Depending on the how thick your leftover gravy is, you may want to dilute it with a little more or a little less than the 1/4 cup milk.  If it's super thick, go up to a 1/2 cup. 
  • If you don't have leftover gravy, substitute it for a 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup.  Be sure to still dilute it with warm milk.  Looking for some more leftover turkey recipes?  Here's a whole post dedicated to just that!

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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