Thanksgiving Bundles

This recipe would be great to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. I saw it on Good Things Utah (a local television show) yesterday and decided to make it last night for dinner. The recipe was made by viewer Amber Gillespie. Now as the recipe is, it made way too much filling for just 2 rolls of crescent dough. Luckily I had a couple more rolls of them in the fridge. I ended up making 24 of them and still had leftover filling. So I cooked them all and put half in the freezer for another night when I need a quick dinner. So adjust accordingly, either make more bundles or less filling. I also didn’t add any gravy to the filling, I just served it on top. The whole family loved these and I think they would have even been better with leftover Thanksgiving turkey in place of the ground turkey. I may also try to use the 2 packages of crescent rolls next time and make it into a ring. I would think if you make it that way you could get more filling into it.

Now, I’m not exactly sure how Amber shaped these on the show, but this is how I did it. I put the filling in the rectangle and rolled it into a log.

Then I shaped them into a U.

Then when I put them in the muffin tin, I sealed to top of the u together and kind of smashed it into the muffin tin a little.

This is how much filling was left after making 16 bundles.

This is how much filling was left after making 24 bundles.

Thanksgiving Bundles
Recipe makes about 16 bundles (More like 24)

2 rolls of Crescent creations dough
6 oz. Turkey Flavored Stove Top Dressing (plus ingredients to make)
2 Celery Stalks
3 cloves garlic
1 pound ground turkey
.87 oz Gravy (pick your style)(I used Tone’s from Sam’s Club)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Follow the directions to cook the Stove Top in the microwave. While the Stove Top is cooking, ground the turkey until browned. Cut up the garlic and celery into small pieces. Cook the gravy according to package directions. Combine the ground turkey, celery, garlic, salt and pepper and half of the gravy (I didn’t add the gravy, I just served it over it when it was cooked) in a large bowl.
Roll out the dough and cut into 2X2 inch squares. Place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of each dough square and fold edges to meet at the top. Place in muffin cups and cook about 13 minutes or until dough is golden brown on top. Serve with remaining gravy, mashed potatoes and a veggie of your choice.

12 comments on “Thanksgiving Bundles

  • I’m making these bundles right now,Laura, and I’ll be featuring them on my blog once I’m finished! Also, I feel for you, Brindi! I’ve got a new M-I-L myself and it’s been quite an adventure so far… Good times indeed, haha!

  • oh…these look great!
    I’m going to try them.

  • After reading my post, it sounded odd – seriously, I take things to her house, but she won’t set them out. I offer every year to take something, and she will tell me to make sweet potatoes, and then will fix sweet potatoes herself. Good memories, good fun!

  • This makes me likely to steal leftover turkey from my MILs. (She insists on doing all the cooking so that she has something to complain about and then, doesn’t share the leftovers.)

  • What a great idea, and you can’t go wrong with anything cooked with crescent rolls!

  • That looks so awesome and what a great, new way to use that leftover turkey. I’m always looking for different, creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes! I’m from utah and don’t live there now–so I miss Good Things Utah!!!


  • Yum, these look great! It’s just my hubby and me for Thanksgiving this year, so I’ll need all the recipes I can get for leftovers, haha!

  • These look awesome. A great way to use the leftover turkey. Thanks for the recipe. I want to try this. I notice you are advertising on your blog. Way to go!

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