Leftover Turkey Ravioli with Gravy

You’ve got piles of Thanksgiving Leftovers crowding your fridge. You could make turkey sandwiches, loads of sandwiches. Or how about taking your turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce and coming up with some inspired thanksgiving leftover recipes?

How was your Thanksgiving?

We had a fairly peaceful day of friends and festivities. The daddies took the bouncy brew of banshies out for a hike in the crisp mountain air, allowing the ladies some alone-time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Gotta say, it was a pretty sweet plan on the part of the daddies.

They had fun tromping through the woods, and we girls casually cooked, cocktails in hand, with no one coming into the kitchen every five minutes asking when we were going to eat.

Sigh… I think we started a new family tradition!

And for a second new family tradition, how about NOT making hoards of turkey sandwiches this year. Instead, let’s turn our Thanksgiving leftovers into something spectacular.

I used my Thanksgiving leftovers to make ravioli.

Leftover turkey, potatoes (sweet or white), cranberry sauce and gravy all came together to make little pockets of pasta goodness.

With the addition of 1 egg, a handful of parmesan cheese, and a package of wonton wrappers, I had a Round Two dinner that was fun for the kids to make and a hit at the table.

Simply place a teaspoon of potatoes in the middle of the wonton wrapper, followed by a little chunk of turkey and a scant amount of cranberry sauce.

Then brush the edges with egg wash and fold like a package. Boil for a couple minutes and serve with gravy.

If you ran out of gravy yesterday, this turkey ravioli would be lovely with a little brown butter instead.

I’m not the only one offering fantastic Thanksgiving leftover recipes today.

Check out:

Turkey Pot Pies ~ Tickled Red

Turkey Mushroom and Brown Rice Soup ~ Reluctant Entertainer

Rosemary Hummus Turkey Cranberry Wraps ~ She Wears Many Hats

Baked Ham Penne Pasta ~ Miss in the Kitchen

Cranberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes ~ All Day Long I Dream About Food

Turkey Shepherds Pie ~ Poor Girl Eats Well

Thanksgiving Salad ~ Serious Eats


Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Ravioli


1 cup mashed sweet potatoes or white potatoes
1 cup chopped turkey meat
1/4 cup cranberry relish
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
12 oz. package wonton wrappers
1 egg


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Mix the Parmesan cheese into the mashed potatoes.

Place a scant teaspoon of potatoes in the center of each wonton wrapper, followed by a chunk of turkey and a 1/4 teaspoon of cranberry relish.

Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash around the edges of each wonton wrapper. Fold the opposite corners over the center, then bring the other corner to the center and press the corners firmly down. *Any gaps will allow water to wash your filling away.

Carefully place the ravioli in the boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Drain an serve with warm turkey gravy or brown butter.

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31 Responses to “Leftover Turkey Ravioli with Gravy”

  1. #
    Belinda @zomppa — November 23, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Ridiculous amount of food left! This definitely doesn’t seem like “leftovers to me!” Sounds like a great family tradition!


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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 23, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    This has to be the most creative way to use the leftovers, I love it! I must try using the wonton wrappers to make ravioli, brilliant! Also thanks for the link love!


  3. #

    I agree with Miss. This may be the most creative use of leftover anything that I’ve ever seen. They looks fantastic.


  4. #
    Sandy @ RE — November 23, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    You are amazing, girl. Love the recipe!

    Great round up, too! Happy weekend!


  5. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — November 23, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Can I like this x 100’s : )


  6. #
    Melissa — November 23, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful new way to serve leftover turkey!

    Sounds like you had fun cooking in the kitchen while the kids went on a hike! =)


  7. #
    Holly — November 23, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    What a creative idea and a great way to use leftovers! I have to admit, eating the leftovers is almost more enjoyable than the actual meal for me. No pressure to keep everything warm and ready for the big meal– just eat whatever combination sounds good.


  8. #
    Kate@Diethood — November 23, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Great idea!! This ravioli sounds awesome!


  9. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 23, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Love these ravioli, and I’m loving the brown butter sauce idea!


  10. #
    Sharon Pike — November 23, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Sounds great! Giada has a great ravioli recipe as well, with a quick gravey if have run out of yours.


  11. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 23, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Great idea! I love it!!!


  12. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 23, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    What an awesome way to use up leftovers! And using gravy as the “sauce”? GENIUS!


  13. #
    Carolyn — November 24, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    I never would have thought of filling ravioli with thanksgiving leftovers but it’s brilliant!


  14. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — November 24, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    You’re officially crazy. (just kidding) I actually love your creativity on this one. Neat idea!!


  15. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 24, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    What a great idea Sommer!!


  16. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 24, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    cutest and yummiest little packets ever!


  17. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 24, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    These look amazing, Sommer. What a great idea!


  18. #
    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — November 24, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the idea of creating entirely different cuisine using the same ingredients. Fantastic!


  19. #
    Cookin' Canuck — November 24, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Okay, this is flippin’ brilliant! I am totally using this idea. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, Sommer.


  20. #
    Brian @ A Thought For Food — November 24, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    Oh yeah! I don’t think there’s anything better than homemade ravioli. And then when it’s paired with Thanksgiving leftovers… it’s just brilliant.


  21. #
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — November 25, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    omg great idea!!


  22. #
    Jeanette — November 25, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    What a fun idea for Thanksgiving leftovers! I know what you mean – great idea for the guys to take the kiddos outdoors so you all could get the feast ready!


  23. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 26, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    yum! thanksgiving in a bite :)


  24. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 26, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Fantastic!! These look like a perfectly fun way to use up those leftovers. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Sommer.


  25. #
    Shaina — November 27, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    What a fantastic idea!


  26. #
    Angie — November 27, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Cute idea!


  27. #
    love cooking — December 6, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    This is definitely very good. I am sure I will try sweet potatoes or maybe yam, and try to deep fry or bake it. :)



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