Homemade Thanksgiving leftover hot pockets

Use up Thanksgiving turkey meat leftovers with this hot pocket recipe

When you think about eating up those Thanksgiving leftovers, the first thing that comes to mind is a boring sandwich. But it doesn’t have to be! Instead, have some fun and make these easy Thanksgiving hot pockets the kids will love!

Since all of the ingredients are leftovers, and therefore fully cooked, all you have to do is bake the dough! What a simple and delicious way to eat that leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce (that’s not a sandwich). It’s also an easy way to get rid of any extra pie dough you didn’t use!

Homemade Thanksgiving leftover hot pockets

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  • one 9-inch prepared pie dough
  • 1/2 cup turkey, chopped
  • 1/4 cup leftover gravy
  • 2 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup leftover stuffing (optional)
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Thaw the pie dough until soft enough to handle. Trim the edges to create a large rectangle. Then, cut four 4x8 inch rectangles.
  3. Mix together the turkey and gravy and scoop a small portion into the center of two of the four rectangles. Place other desired fillings, like cranberry sauce and stuffing, on top of the turkey. Carefully place the other two rectangle dough pieces on top. Press a fork around the edges to close the seams of the hot pockets.
  4. Place hot pockets on a parchment lined baking sheet. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water, and brush to create an egg wash. Brush the egg wash over the top of the hot pockets and cut slits on top of each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool slightly. Serve warm.