If you are like us, you probably have a ton of turkey and stuffing leftovers from the holidays! Usually, we wouldn’t have much but, given that my wife has Gestational Diabetes yet again I have to watch my carb intake. She can’t indulge as she would typically do. So we’ve had to come up with some ideas to use up all we have left.
Freezing is an option which we did, half our turkey but we still have tons left over! Soups are another great idea, a nice turkey soup or stew is delicious! But, what about something a little more creative?
Turkey and Stuffing Pockets!
Delicious, easy and you can fill them with all the delicious fillings you’d like from your leftovers.
We have some picky kids, so most of ours were only turkey and stuffing, but I also put some cranberry sauce in a couple of mine. Yum. Such a good idea.
I love being able to freeze these as well. They make a really quick and easy meal for the kids on weekends, and being frozen shortly after cooking makes them fresh tasting when you thaw zap them in the microwave, oven or toaster oven!
Ingredients for the Pocket:
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- 3 cups flour divided (1/2 cup aside)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/8 cup warm/ hot water
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tbs olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450
- Add yeast to water in a medium mixing bowl and let activate ( about 10 mins).
- Combine all other ingredients and mix until it forms a dough ball. Let dough rest for about five minutes
- Using your 1/2 cup flour, dust your workstation generously and turn out your ball.
- Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thick and determine how much dough you will need to make your pocket.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut out the desired amount and shape for pockets and set aside.
- When all dough is cut, fill the bottom half of dough with turkey, stuffing, and any other Christmas dinner delights you have left over.
- Personally, I prefer my gravy on the inside with all the goodies, but mama and the kids prefer gravy as the topper. Either way, one bite is too many…. highly addictive!!! Enjoy
Don’t they look amazing? My kids can’t wait to take them to school. I can enjoy one or two here and there as well!
Pouring gravy over the top is my favourite way to eat them, and they taste just as amazing as Christmas Day!