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With just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your fridge, you can make these easy and scrumptious Thanksgiving in a Blanket appetizers! All of your favorite turkey day leftovers are rolled up in crescent dough, baked, and dunked in gravy.
Thanksgiving in a Blanket
Why do pigs have to have all the fun? Thanksgiving in a blanket allows all your Thanksgiving leftovers to have fun too!
So when you have stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey and more in your fridge from a huge Thanksgiving feast, what are you to do?! Hmm… Have you tried rolling it all up in a crescent roll and baking it at 375°F for 10 minutes, then serving it with turkey gravy?
I might have just changed your life.
Bake these things, then thank me later. Thanksgiving in a blanket will make pigs in a blanket seem like child’s play! These easy to make appetizers are rich with all of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors, all rolled into flaky, soft, mouthwatering crescent rolls. Oh, and don’t forget the gravy for dunking of course!
I know that appetizers are mostly reserved for when you have dinner guests over, but let’s be real.
You deserve these little blankets, even if you don’t have anyone coming over. Why?
Because you just spent all that time and effort hosting Thanksgiving! Give yourself a little TLC with this easy recipe or use it to surprise party guests. Either way, you’ll be glad you made them.
Ingredients for Thanksgiving in a Blanket
- Crescent roll dough – Keep things simple and just buy a tube from the store.
- Mashed potatoes – Whether it’s regular or garlic mashed potatoes, they’ll be delicious in these blankets.
- Stuffing – Because would Thanksgiving ever be complete without it? I don’t think so.
- Turkey – Shredded leftover turkey is what you’ll need.
- Cranberry sauce – Go ahead, use the stuff from the can. I won’t judge!
- Turkey gravy – You can make you own like I like to, or use the stuff from the instant mix packets. It’ll be tasty either way!
- Butter – Unsalted is best to keep the sodium level down.
Tips for rolling the Thanksgiving in a blanket
- Spread an even, thin layer and gently roll. If ingredients fall out, it’s okay! Just tuck it back in through the sides.
- Start with spreading the cranberry sauce, kind of like mayo on a sandwich, then layer everything else on top.
- Press the end of the triangle gently against the dough when you come to the end so it stays closed.
How should I serve this appetizer?
Make sure these little blankets are still a bit warm when you serve them up! They’re best with some warm turkey gravy and a sprinkle of fresh chives, too.
How long will these blankets stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, these Thanksgiving in a blanket apps will stay fresh for up to 3 days. Just make sure to reheat in the oven, not the microwave! The microwave will make them soggy.
Can you freeze this?
After you bake these, you can freeze them. I would not freeze them with the dough raw. To reheat, pop in a toaster oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. Do not reheat in the microwave.
Check out more of my favorite easy appetizer recipes!
Thanksgiving in a Blanket
- 2 8-roll packages of Crescent roll dough
- 1 ½ cup (315 g) mashed potatoes
- 1 ½ cup (300 g) stuffing
- 2 cups (199 g) shredded turkey
- ½ cup (140 g) cranberry sauce
- ½ cup (118 g) turkey gravy
- 2 tablespoons (28 g) unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F (191 °C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Layout one of the Crescent roll triangles then spread 1-2 tablespoons of the mashed potatoes on the lower half of the triangle then add 1-2 tablespoons of the stuffing and spread it out then add 2 tablespoons of the Turkey then a teaspoon of cranberry sauce as well as a teaspoon of the gravy.
- Roll the Crescent dough up and seal at the top Then add it to the baking pan.
- Repeat the process with the remaining 7 rolls from the package.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until light and golden on top.
- Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes on the pan before letting them cool fully on a cooking rack.
- Repeat the process with the other crescent roll package and remaining filling.
- Serve with freshly minced parsley for garnish and gravy for dipping if desired.
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