Crescent rolls, filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce, then brushed with an egg wash, and cooked for just 8 minutes! It’s a great way to use leftovers!
Help! Thanksgiving is over and I have a ton of leftovers! If you’ve had that happen in the past, or you’re looking for a new way to use leftovers, this is the recipe for you.
We’re used to having leftovers after holiday dinners, and have had our share of turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pies, turkey noodle soup, etc., but we wanted something new and different, and this recipe is great! It’s like enjoying Thanksgiving dinner all over again, and there is less food waste by preparing everything in the crescent rolls.
Tips to making crescent rolls:
Crescent rolls expand while cooking, so leave space between each roll. If the rolls are too close together, they will take longer to cook. The crescent rolls are cooked when the dough is fluffy and the outside of the rolls are golden brown.
Variations on this recipe:
If you prefer, you can use ham or chicken instead of turkey, or leave out meat altogether.
Use whatever leftovers your family prefers.
How should I store my Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Rolls?
Leftover crescent rolls can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Reheat in the air fryer, the oven, or the microwave until the crescent rolls are warmed through.
Can I double this recipe or cut it in half?
You can absolutely multiply this recipe! It’s understandable especially if you have ALOT of leftovers! It’s a great way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers up! You can also cut the recipe in half, but you will need to find another way to use up your remaining crescent rolls as they come in a package of 8. You can also just cook them up as is and enjoy them with a pat of butter!
No air fryer? No problem!
If you don’t have an air fryer available, you can bake your Leftover crescent rolls in the oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the crescent rolls as you would according to the recipe, and then place the rolls in a lightly-greased baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes. The crescent rolls should be cooked through and rolls will be a golden brown.
Crescent rolls – I used one can of crescent rolls as they work the best for this recipe. But you can absolutely multiply this recipe.
Turkey – leftover cooked turkey. Best to have it shredded. Here is a link to my recipe for the best Roasted Turkey!
Mashed potatoes – the potatoes should be firm, not runny, when using them.
Stuffing – stuffing tastes so good in this recipe – if you don’t have any leftover, feel free to use one box of Stove top or other brand of stuffing, cooked, before using. If you use a box mix, Stove Top is my preference!
Egg – this is for the egg wash on top of the rolls.
Gravy – leftover gravy is perfect to use for dipping the crescent rolls.
Roll out each crescent roll triangle. Place a few slices of turkey along the wide edge of the roll.
Top with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes, a tablespoon of stuffing, and a teaspoon of cranberry jelly.
Carefully roll the roll up, brush with egg wash, and place in your oil-sprayed air fryer basket.
Cook at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Remove and let cool. Dip in gravy or more cranberry jelly for extra flavor.
Here is a list of the supplies I used!
The Air Fryer I used!
As mentioned before, you do not need an Air Fryer for this recipe. You can place on a cookie sheet in the oven and follow the air fryer instructions. However, if you are searching for a new air fryer, this is the one our family has! It works well, is an 8 quart with a great size for our family of 4, and has a viewing window.
If you like this Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Roll-Ups recipe, you should try my Roasted Turkey!
Air Fryer Thanksgiving Leftover Crescent Roll-ups
- Air Fryer
- 1 can of crescent rolls 8 count
- 1 cup sliced leftover turkey
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 1 cup stuffing
- 1/2 cup cranberry jelly
- 1 egg
- Roll out each crescent roll triangle.
- Place a few slices of turkey along the wide edge of the roll.
- Top with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes, a tablespoon of stuffing, and a teaspoon of cranberry jelly.
- Carefully roll the roll up, brush with egg wash, and place in your oil-sprayed air fryer basket.
- Cook at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Remove and let cool. Dip in gravy or more cranberry jelly for extra flavor.