Turkey and Stuffing Pockets!

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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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Add yeast to water in a medium mixing bowl and let activate ( about 10 mins).
  3. Combine all other ingredients and mix until it forms a dough ball. Let dough rest for about five minutes
  4. Using your 1/2 cup flour, dust your workstation generously and turn out your ball.
  5. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thick and determine how much dough you will need to make your pocket.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut out the desired amount and shape for pockets and set aside.
  7. When all dough is cut, fill the bottom half of dough with turkey, stuffing, and any other Christmas dinner delights you have left over.
  8. 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!

22 Comments

  • Reply robin rue January 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Ummm, BRILLIANT!!! I made a roast chicken for Christmas this year, but that’s basically the same thing and would fill these pockets quite nicely! Love this idea.

  • Reply Krystal Butherus January 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Usually during the holidays we will split the leftovers. I’m going to start calling dibs on some turkey and stuffing!

  • Reply Laura @ MommyDearest January 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    This is a brilliant idea and now I know what to do with the left over Turkey I kept. I know these will be a hit in this house. So excited to make these. I think I know what I am doing tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Karen Morse January 2, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This is the perfect way to use up all those left overs! I think it’s really awesome that you can freeze them too, it’s really convenient and it saves you time!

  • Reply Di January 2, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Ah Americans call these pockets, in England they are called a Pasty. I love making these as they are a tasty way to use up leftovers, plus who doesn’t like pastry?

  • Reply Kate January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    These look amazing, I wish I’d seen them before I threw my leftover turkey away! They’d be a great thing to give to my son to take to school for lunch, virtually no mess!

  • Reply Maria Katsulos January 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    OMG! Those pockets look soooo good, and I love that they’re easily portable for meals at school/work or on-the-go!

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls January 3, 2018 at 12:05 am

    These look great! Quick and easy too.

  • Reply Shandy Kaye January 3, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Wow! The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, it is very pleasing. I will try this at home!

  • Reply Terri Steffes January 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I am a big fan of hand pies and I would adore this! I just never have leftovers! I will have to see about that for next year.

  • Reply reesa January 3, 2018 at 9:35 am

    OH my goodness!! I am saving this recipe! My family would LOVE to enjoy these!

  • Reply Rachel January 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I didn’t get sent home with any leftovers, but if I did, I would totally make these. They look delicious. I want some now!

  • Reply Censie Sawyer January 3, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Okay, what a great idea! I usually just make soup with our left overs or sandwiches. I am going to keep this recipe for next year. Looks great.

  • Reply Kimberly Lewis January 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    oh my goodness, this looks so good! it would be a perfect recipe for my family

  • Reply Ashley Hargrove January 3, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh my mouth is watering right now! This is such a great idea that I need to try!

  • Reply Serena January 3, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Such a great idea. Seems like we always have so much turkey and sides left over. This would even be yummy with chicken throughout the year.

  • Reply Carolyn January 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I love all the leftovers from a turkey dinner. This is such a creative way to make it fun to eat.

  • Reply Morgan January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Oh wow, that looks yummy. Such a good idea for leftovers. We sadly didn’t have turkey and dressing, went a less traditional rout this year.

  • Reply Toughcookiemommy January 4, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    These are some great ways to maximize on those holiday leftovers. I always feel like we end up wasting so much food that is left over after family gatherings.

  • Reply HilLesha January 5, 2018 at 11:53 am

    While I don’t eat meat, I know my mom and one of my brothers would love this idea. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  • Reply Krystle Cook January 6, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    This is such a great idea for that leftover turkey! I really need to look into making these for sure.

  • Reply Heather January 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I might make another turkey just for the leftovers because I’ve seen so many yummy recipes this week!

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