Turkey Leftover Puff Pastry Muffin Cups

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Even before we have the big meal, there is a mad rush to plan what to do with Thanksgiving Turkey leftovers. Of course you can always slap a little mayo and turkey on some bread. Or you could get just a teensy bit fancier with this super easy and dare I say adorable leftover recipe. Who doesn’t love a muffin, after all?

Turkey Leftover Puff Pastry Muffin Cups Recipe

You might want to add a box of frozen puff pastry to your shopping list this week.

Turkey Leftover Muffin Cups
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Darla DeMorrow
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Serves: 12 single servings
Use holiday turkey leftovers or chopped chicken for this elegant little plates.
  • 2 cups finely chopped turkey leftovers (can also use chicken)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (do not add water)
  • 2 cups (or 1/2 bag) frozen California mix
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 box (2 sheets) of Frozen Puff Pastry sheets
  • *Optional zucchini, sliced into medallions
  • Shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  1. Thaw the puff pastry sheets per package directions, then cut each sheet into 6 sections.
  2. Finely chop or grind the turkey or chicken meat.
  3. Mix the meat leftovers with remaining ingredients except puff pastry and zucchini and cheese.
  4. Position each puff pastry sheet into a regular-sized muffin cup in a 12-cup muffin pan, lightly pressing down to the bottom of the cup.
  5. Spoon approximately 1/4 C meat/veggie mix into each muffin cup.
  6. Loosely turn the pastry flaps over onto the topsof the cups. They will only be partially covered.
  7. Top with roughly a tablespoon of grated cheese.
  8. Bake in a 425 degree oven for aproximately 25 minutes or until the tops are browned.
  9. If puff pastry isn’t your thing, an alternative version of this recipe is to alternate layers of sliced zucchini and a tablespoon of meat/veggie mix in each muffin cup, topped with cheese.


Layered zucchini alternative:

Turkey Leftover Zucchini Muffin Cups Recipe

Need even more ideas? Checkout these great leftover ideas over at Brandi’s site, Mama Teaches. Makes me wish I’d gotten a bigger bird!

Happy holidays!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Brandi

    These sound so amazingly delicious! Puff pastry anything is a sure hit in this household!

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