Thanksgiving “Leftover” Wontons & Cranberry Salsa

on November 9 | in Appetizer, Holiday, Recipes | by | with 7 Comments

Thanksgiving Leftover Won Tons & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Two years ago, the day after Thanksgiving, I was roaming around the kitchen bored and hungry. I felt the need to come up with an inventive way to use up our Thanksgiving leftovers, beyond soup or a sandwich. I happen to have won ton wrappers in my fridge, so I decided to get creative.

I wanted to make something similar to Crab Rangoon {the crab and cream cheese stuffed won tons you get at Chinese restaurants}, so I started throwing leftovers in a bowl mixed with a little cream cheese, and fried it all up inside of a won ton wrapper. I made a little cranberry salsa on the side for dipping, and I have to brag because it was amazing with the won tons. I’m pretty sure I impressed our guests with this recipe.

I made these again last year and they disappeared as quickly as I could fry them up. Most of these items will already be on your Thanksgiving shopping list, but plan ahead by adding the few ingredients that are not. That way you can be lazy the day after Thanksgiving.

Servings: 10

Ingredients

Turkey and Stuffing Won Tons

  • 1 1/2 c cooked and shredded turkey
  • 1 c prepared stuffing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 T thick prepared gravy
  • 1 14 oz package won ton wrappers
  • 1 T water
  • 3 c canola (or vegetable) oil
  • salt to taste

Cranberry Salsa

  • 1 c cranberry sauce (or minced dried cranberries for texture)
  • 2 T minced onions
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 t minced jalapeno
  • 1 t minced garlic

Directions

1. To prepare, heat oil over medium heat in a large deep skillet. In a small serving dish, mix cranberry sauce (I used minced dried cranberries), onions, lime juice, and garlic. Add in jalapeno to desired heat.

Thanksgiving Leftover Won Tons & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

2. Mix turkey, stuffing, cream cheese, and gravy in a medium bowl.

Thanksgiving Leftover Won Tons & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

3. Place about 1 T of the mix in the center of each won ton wrapper. Wet edges of each wrapper lightly with water, fold in half, and press the edges with a fork to seal. Lightly salt to taste.

Thanksgiving Leftover Won Tons & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

4. Place a single layer of won tons in the skillet. Heat for about 4-6 minutes or until golden brown flipping once halfway through. Remove with a large spatula onto plate covered with paper towels. Repeat for remaining won tons.

Thanksgiving Leftover Won Tons & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

5. Let sit for about 5 minutes and serve while warm with the cranberry salsa.

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