Turkey Cranberry Wreath


This is one of my most favorite ways to use up leftover turkey. If you don’t have turkey, you can always use chicken. However, turkey is always better. I’m not even sure where this recipe came from. It’s on a handout of recipes for holiday leftovers that I got from somewhere. The recipe serves 8 but my family of 5 can finish this off with no problem. This of course uses one of my favorite ingredients – crescent rolls. I just love all the things that you can make with that stuff. I’ve included more pictures for this one.

First open one can of the crescent rolls. With wide end of triangles toward the center, arrange 8 triangles in a circle on a pizza pan or stone. Corners of the wide ends will touch and points will extend 1 inch or so beyond the edge of the pan. It should look like a sun.

Now open the other roll and match wide end of the remaining 8 triangles to the wide end of each outer triangle. Press seams together with fingers. Points of inside the circle should overlap in the center.

Mix your filling up and scoop the mixture onto dough over seams of crescent rolls forming a ring.

Fold over crescent dough alternating outside and inside points, tucking ends under.

Now you’ve got a nice ring or wreath shape. Brush it with beaten egg. This helps give it that glossy golden color and extra crispness to the crust.

See how beautiful that egg made the crust. Now it’s time to dig in.


Turkey Cranberry Wreath

2 (8 oz.) packages crescent rolls
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper (I probably use more like 1/8)
2 cups cooked turkey diced
1/2 cup celery sliced
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley snipped or 1 Tablespoon dried (Or leave it out. I did this time)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 oz Swiss cheese shredded (1 cup)
1/4 cup walnuts chopped (optional, I never add this)
1 egg beaten

Unroll crescent dough into 16 triangles. With wide end of triangles toward the center, arrange 8 triangles in a circle on a pizza pan or stone. Corners of the wide ends will touch and points will extend 1 inch beyond the edge of the pan. It should look like a sun. Then match wide end of the remaining 8 triangles to the wide end of each outer triangle. Press seams together with fingers. Points of inside the circle should overlap in the center. Mix mayo, mustard, and pepper in medium bowl. Mix in turkey, celery, parsley, cranberries, cheese and nuts (If desired). Scoop mixture onto dough over seams of crescent rolls forming a ring. Fold over crescent dough alternating outside and inside points, tucking ends under. Brush with beaten egg. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

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10 comments on “Turkey Cranberry Wreath

  • This recipe came from Pampered Chef, I really like the Chicken Broccolli version too! :0)

  • Hi, I don’t know you, and I don’t remember how I found your blog, but I love to look at the recipes, and I keep thinking, wow, I should make this! Well, this one I did make, and it was so good! I left out the celery, since my family doesn’t like it, but we had a bunch of fresh spinach that we mixed in and it was so yummy. Instead of the egg on top, we sprinkled the parsley and drizzled some olive oil, and it turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  • I’m so making this…

  • Wow that is beautiful! Bet it was delicious too.

  • I think it is a Pampered Chef recipe:-) It is really yummy!

  • Wow, that looks so good! I’ve never seen anything like that, it’s so cool! It looks delicious.

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