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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a pocket full of deliciousness with this recipe! These little pockets are stuffed with all the goodness of the holiday table, perfect for a post-Thanksgiving snack or a fun twist on a turkey sandwich.

Tasty Team
May 05, 2023
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets


for 10 servings

  • 3 cups mashed potato (750 g)
  • 1 cup turkey (125 g), shredded
  • 1 cup corn (175 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 empanada wrappers


  1. Combine mashed potatoes, shredded turkey, and corn in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Whisk together the egg and water for the egg wash.
  3. Lay out empanada wrappers on a lightly floured surface. Brush egg wash over surface of wrappers.
  4. Scoop two tablespoons of the mashed potato mixture into the center of each wrapper.
  5. Fold each wrapper in half and press the edges together so it is sealed.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a skillet on medium heat.
  7. Cook pierogi for 1-2 minutes on both sides.
  8. Serve with gravy and cranberry sauce. Yum!
  9. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pockets