Once Thanksgiving is over, it's time to make the fun Thanksgiving leftover creations! These Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are super fun way to use up all the extra leftovers, and literally any of them. Thanksgiving egg rolls are your new favorite thing you didn't know you were missing!
What goes inside Thanksgiving Egg Rolls?
Wondering what goes inside Thanksgiving egg rolls? Pick your favorite of all the leftovers, and layer them inside the egg roll wrappers!
I definitely wouldn't mix the leftovers together, be sure to layer them or spread them in sections, so you can taste them together or individually. So yummy!
Using cranberry sauce inside adds some tangy sweetness, and it will balance out with savory and salty mashed potatoes and/or mashed squash. Add in turkey for protein! Put in green bean casserole for a creamy texture of umami flavor. So many options and combinations!
Thanksgiving Dipping Sauce
What better Thanksgiving sauce to dip these Thanksgiving egg rolls in than gravy? Perfect! Gravy adds such a nice complement to these, texture wise and taste wise.
My favorite gravy recipe is this paleo and Whole30 gravy! While using egg roll wrappers means that this Turkey egg roll recipe is not Whole30, Paleo, or even gluten free as are almost all of my recipes, I generally like to eat as healthy as possible, so everything I'm personally stuffing inside and dipping in these eggrolls are clean and healthy.
This gravy recipe is not only gluten free but grain free to! It also has a dairy free option. Great for any kids or adults with food allergies or sensitivities.
It makes roughly two and a half cups, so if you're serving a large crowd after Thanksgiving, be sure to double or even triple the batch!
Some people enjoy a cranberry dipping sauce instead! If that sounds like you, perhaps try this paleo cranberry sauce out!
How to Make Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
It's so easy to make these, and so versatile!
First, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Next is the fun part! Fill the egg roll wrappers with whatever Thanksgiving leftovers you prefer! Make them different or all the same!
Seal them according to the package directions. It's pretty easy. Use the water to wet the edges first! Keep tucking if needed as you roll.
Lastly, fry them up! They cook quickly since the wrappers are so thin. You only need roughly 30-45 seconds per side. Get them all around, and the ends to if needed, though you may need to hold them sideways using tongs to get the ends.
Don't skip the gravy! So delicious and adds a nice sauce to them. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
- coconut oil for frying
- egg roll wrappers 12 come in a pack
- Thanksgiving leftovers of choice
- water for sealing wrappers
- 1 batch Gravy recipe (see above)
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Spread out the egg roll wrappers. Fill them with desired Thanksgiving leftovers.
- Wrap and seal the egg roll wrappers using the water according to package directions.
- Place the egg rolls in the fry pan, working in batches if they don't all fit. Fry 30-45 seconds per side. Be sure to fry all 4 sides, and the ends too if needed.
- Sprinkle lightly with salt on each side every time you turn them.
- Remove from the fry pan and serve with the gravy dipping sauce!
Growing up we typically made turkey sandwiches with the leftovers. Basically layering turkey and whatever else on white or wheat bread with some sort of condiment.
They weren't my favorite, so I usually had the leftovers on their own, just like I did for the actual Thanksgiving meal. However, this recipe puts a twist on thanksgiving sandwiches!
With a much lesser "bread" to filling ratio, you get way more of the leftovers with each bite. This means each bite is packed in with flavor and goodness!
Let me know in the comments below any fun ways you like to eat your leftover Thanksgiving dinner! I'm sure there are many fun and creative ways to eat them!
Did you make these Thanksgiving Egg Rolls with Gravy Dipping Sauce? Let me know by a rating in the comments below! I love hearing if you enjoyed them!
Feel free to post a picture on Instagram and tag me @thecleanhappylife so I can see how they came out! Let me know how you filled yours too!
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