Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are made with a combination of leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turkey, and then served with a side of gravy for one of the most creative and delicious recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers!
Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
When it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers, you can't get much more creative than this recipe for Turkey Egg Rolls.
Egg Roll wrappers are filled with leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing and then baked until crispy. While delicious served plain, they are fabulous when dipped into turkey gravy or warmed cranberry sauce.
Notes On Ingredients
- Egg Roll Wrappers: You can find egg roll wrappers in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store.
- Turkey: Use leftover roasted brined turkey or Instant Pot turkey breast--any leftover turkey you have.
- Mashed Potatoes: You may want to warm up your leftover mashed potatoes to thin them out and make them easier to spread. If the mashed potatoes are too thick add in a bit of warmed milk or butter.
- Stuffing: For these egg rolls, you can use any leftover stuffing you have. I use my bread stuffing but any stuffing you have will work in these egg rolls.
- Egg Wash: You will need an egg wash to help the egg rolls crisp up. But if you have an egg allergy, feel free to brush with oil or spray with cooking spray.
How to Make Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
- Spread an egg roll wrapper with about two tablespoons of mashed potatoes.
- Top the mashed potatoes with a bit of leftover crumbled stuffing.
- Top the potatoes and stuffing with a bit of leftover turkey. Be sure that the turkey is cut or shredded into bite-sized pieces so that the egg rolls are easy to bite into.
- Roll up the egg roll wrapper, by folding up the bottom of the wrapper then folding in the sides to resemble an envelope.
- Roll the egg roll over and then place them onto a sheet pan.
- Brush the egg rolls with an egg wash or spray with cooking spray to help them brown and crisp up evenly.
Air Fryer Instructions
Prepare the Thanksgiving Egg Rolls as directed, but do not brush with an egg wash. Instead spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place into an the basket of an air fryer. Air fry for 3 minutes at 400 degrees F. Flip and air fry for an additional 3-4 minutes at 400 degrees F, or until crispy.
Prep in Advance
If desired, you can assemble these egg rolls up to 24 hours before baking or air frying. Roll up the egg rolls as directed and place into an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, brush with the egg wash and bake as directed. Alternatively, spray with cooking spray and air fry as directed.
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Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
- 2 ½ cups mashed potatoes
- 1 ½ cups stuffing
- 1 ½ cups chopped turkey
- 20 egg roll wrappers
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes in the center of an egg roll wrapper.
- Top the mashed potatoes with 1 tablespoon of crumbled stuffing and 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped turkey.
- Roll up egg roll like an envelope by folding the bottom up over the filling. Fold the 2 sides of the egg roll wrapper into the center, and then roll the egg roll up. Place the egg rolls onto a baking sheet.
- Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush evenly over the egg rolls.
- Bake for 20 minutes, flipping over after 12 minutes.
- Serve with leftover gravy or cranberry sauce for dipping.