Thanksgiving Pockets

Well, Thanksgiving is over, but the leftovers live on. Here is a great way to use some of those leftovers to capture that perfect bite. You know, the one where you load up your fork with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, and gravy all at once. Here I package that perfect bite in a pastry pocket.

Roasted turkey (white and dark meat -- enough for 2 cups chopped)
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands!® Flaky Layers Buttermilk biscuits
1 cup Mashed potatoes
1/2 cup Mashed sweet potatoes
1 1/2 cups Dressing/stuffing
1 1/2 cups Gravy

Preheat your oven to 350º.

Chop the turkey to about 1/4" and set aside.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Thanksgiving Pockets

Mix the mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl and set aside.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Flour your board or counter.

Roll one biscuit to about 7 inches in diameter, keeping it as circular as possible.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Smear two tablespoons of the potato mixture on one half of the pastry.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Evenly distribute about three tablespoons of the turkey on top of the potato mixture.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Evenly distribute about two tablespoons of the stuffing on top of the turkey.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Drizzle about two tablespoons of the gravy on top of the stuffing.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Fold the exposed half of each pastry round over the filling and pinch and roll to seal the edge.

Repeat the stuffing, folding and sealing with the remaining biscuits (eight total).

Arrange the pockets on a baking stone or sheet pan leaving about an inch between each.

Cut a one-inch X in the top of each pocket.

Thanksgiving Pockets

Bake on the center rack until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Serve and enjoy! I served mine slathered in gravy.

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Blogger Kitty said...
John these look super yummy! Love the idea of the quickness to make this dish!
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yeah, great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous Anonymous said...
These look like they'd be quick & easy & delicious! Thanks for the idea.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nice. Looks easy. Thank you.
Blogger Unknown said...
I usually have some Thanksgiving Dinner left over.
This is an excellent idea for them!
Blogger Christine Vieira said...
Would love to see a printable version of this recipe!
Blogger John Dawson said...
Christine - You can just print the page in your browser. Alternately, you can copy the text, paste it into a word processor and format it as you'd like.
Blogger Unknown said...
Egg wash on the outside makes the biscuit dough crispy and shiny!
Blogger Deep Singh said...
Used left over curry chicken for this. Great recipe and fun for the kid. Thanks for the inspiration John!

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