Leftover Turkey & Fixin' Phyllo Packets

"One year when I was a kid, my great-aunt Helen visited us for Thanksgiving. I have this memory of her and my mom in the kitchen having fun creating a clever way to "re-package" thanksgiving leftovers. I couldn't have been older than 6 or 8 years old but my mom never tried it again. As an adult the memory stuck with me and here is how it came out...its so easy! And you can substitute the ingredients with whatever left-overs suit your taste."
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  • Mix together the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy in a large bowl.
  • Cut the stack of Phyllo Dough in half both directions, creating four stacks of rectangles. Start with one rectangle, covering the rest with a damp towel to keep moist as you work. Brush melted butter on the first sheet. Repeat this process with two additional sheets. Place a large scoop of the leftover mixture to the center and fold over edges to seal in a rectangle shape. Be careful not to over fill and seal well. Repeat this process until you have used up all of your leftover mixture.
  • Place the phyllo packages on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-17 minutes, or until flaky and golden brown.
  • You can make these in any size or shape with any mixture of leftovers desired. Also, they are freezable for up to 2 months.

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  1. This looks like a cross between a turkey pot pie and an empanada. I'm definitely going to try it,, and post again with the results,, but I've made similar empanadas, with phyllo dough too, and they've been very popular!


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