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Turkey Crescent Wreath with Gravy

On the menu tonight – Turkey Crescent Wreath!

Thanksgiving has passed and now you have a refrigerator full of leftovers. You can only make so many turkey sandwiches before you are ready for something different. This recipe uses just about all the leftovers for one meal.

I used turkey, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and craisins in my recipe, but feel free to add other things like green bean casserole, or any other leftovers. The only thing you may need to buy are the crescent rolls you find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.

You already did most of the cooking. All you need to do to make this dish is chop the turkey into small pieces and combine it with a few other ingredients in bowl. Then assemble the crescent wreath and bake. 30 minutes later, you have a fresh new meal for the family.

I hope the next time you are looking for an idea to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, you will try my Thanksgiving Crescent Wreath!

Thanksgiving Crescent Wreath with Gravy

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Thanksgiving Crescent Wreath with Gravy


  • 2 8 oz containers crescent rolls (8 count)
  • 2 cups cooked and chopped turkey
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce or craisins
  • 8 oz block cheddar or Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1-2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, scrambled
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups turkey gravy



Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees


Carefully unroll the crescent rolls and arrange them on a baking sheet in a circle with the "fat" side of the triangle in the center and the points facing outward. You can use a bowl in the center as a guide


In a large bowl, add the turkey, cheese, craisins, mayonnaise, sage, thyme, salt and pepper, then mix to combine.


Taste the mixture and adjust seasoning


Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time on the "wreath" and continue around the circle


Spoon about the same amount of mashed potatoes on top of the mixture


Be careful not to overfill the wreath, you need to leave enough room to be able to fold the "points" over the mixture


Begin folding the points over the top and use a butter knife or offset spatula to fold the dough under to make the center pretty


Continue around the wreath until it is fully formed


Brush the egg on the dough and then put in the oven


Bake for 25-30 minutes (look for the top to be browned and the dough fully cooked)


When finished, let it rest at least 10 minutes before serving


Heat up the gravy while the wreath is resting


Serve and enjoy!


The method I used to form the wreath was using individual dough triangles formed into a circle and folding the points over. The dough comes out of the can in rectangles that you pull apart. You could also simply arrange the rectangles into a circle, fold the ends over the filling, and then carefully separate the pieces once the wreath is filled. Using that method, you could put a little more filling in. So, depending how many leftovers you have, you can choose which method you want to arrange the dough.

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