Turkey Dinner Hand Pies Are the Leftover Hack You Need

turkey dinner hand pies on a white plate
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
8 servings

Step aside, turkey noodle soup and hot turkey sandwiches — this reimagined twist on turkey dinner leftovers is the game-changing recipe you need for the holidays. Store-bought puff pastry means you only need 15 minutes of prep time to whip these up before popping them into the oven, so you can get back to snuggling up on the couch and basking in that cozy holiday feeling. Warning! You may never be able to eat regular leftovers again.

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sheets puff pastry, thawed
Flour, for dusting
thick slices leftover roast turkey
cup leftover gravy, plus more for dipping
cup leftover stuffing
cup leftover cranberry sauce, plus more for dipping
egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water, for egg wash
tsp fresh thyme (optional)



Cooling time: 5 minutes.

ingredients for turkey dinner hand pies on a marble countertop
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, lay out pastry sheets. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough until both sheets are roughly 10″ x 12”.

Step 3

With a sharp knife, cut each pastry sheet into 4 rectangles, creating 8 rectangles total.

a puff pastry sheet on a white countertop cut into quarters
Step 4

On the right side of one pastry rectangle, lay a slice of turkey. Spread 1 Tbsp gravy over the turkey. Top with 1 Tbsp of stuffing, followed by 1 Tbsp of cranberry sauce. Brush edges of the pastry with egg wash, and then fold the left side of the pastry over the right, lining up the edges as best you can. Crimp shut the open edges with a fork to seal and use a sharp knife to mark 3 slits in the pastry. Repeat this step with the remaining pastry sheets, creating 8 hand pies total.

steps for stuffing turkey dinner hand pies shown in 4 separate images
Step 5

Brush the tops of the turnovers with remaining egg wash, then sprinkle with fresh thyme (optional).

3 unbaked turkey dinner hand pies on a parchment lined baking sheet
Step 6

Bake the hand pies for about 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and crispy.

Step 7

Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.

4 turkey dinner hand pies on a cooling rack
Step 8

Serve immediately alongside additional gravy and cranberry sauce for dipping.

a turkey dinner hand pie on a patterned plate, cut in half to show filling

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