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Leftover Turkey Recipe with Crescent Dough

Leftover Turkey Recipe with Crescent Dough

Crescent Turkey Squares are a great leftover turkey recipe.

There are many things to enjoy about Thanksgiving including spending time with family and homemade pumpkin pie.  One of my favorite things is getting to enjoy this leftover turkey recipe.  The homemade turkey salad is very easy to make.  The dough is even easier when you use a premade canned crescent roll dough.

Don’t care for crescent dough?  Try experimenting with using a biscuit dough or even your favorite pizza dough instead.  Substituting a different dough is easy because the turkey is already cooked through.  All you have to do is follow the baking instructions for the dough that you decide to use.

For another easy variation try using dried cranberries instead of the pimiento.  However you decide to make this recipe it is great served with your favorite side dish.  I like it accompanied by cranberry sauce and stuffing.

Do you have a favorite leftover turkey recipe?  Let us know in the comments below.

Turkey Crescent Squares

Serves 4
Allergy Milk, Wheat
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Remake leftover turkey with this easy and delicious recipe for Turkey Crescent Squares.


  • 3oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon onion or chives (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento (optional)
  • 8oz crescent dinner roll dough
  • 3/4 cups seasoned croutons (crushed)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
In medium bowl blend the cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine until smooth.
Step 3
Add turkey, milk, onion or chives, salt, pepper, and pimiento (if desired) and mix well.
Step 4
Separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal.
Step 5
Spoon 1/2 cup turkey mixture into the center of each rectangle. Bring the four corners of crescent dough up and to the center and press together.
Step 6
Brush tops with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and sprinkle with croutons.
Step 7
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 to 25 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Melinda (29 Posts)

I am a musician and lifelong crafter. When I'm not playing flute or piccolo I am often reading, crocheting, knitting, or making my own jewelry. I am always looking for new techniques to learn and interesting patterns to try.

1 Comment
  1. These freeze very well. Set finished crescents on a baking tray and place in freezer. Once they have frozen solid, transfer to a storage container or freezer bag. To cook, either defrost in the fridge overnight and bake as directed, or add an extra 10-15 minutes to the baking time if cooking frozen.

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