The Turkey Leftover Chronicles – Turkey Ravioli

We give our guests goodie bags; we make turkey club sandwiches on Black Friday; we make turkey pot pies.  And there still seems to be an endless supply of turkey leftovers.
Luckily, we have a great supply of turkey leftover recipes.  Here we are sharing one of our favorite use of Thanksgiving leftovers – turkey ravioli.  We’re giving you three variations:  turkey club (sandwich) ravioli, turkey dinner ravioli (with cranberry sauce and stuffing), and a one with turkey and cranberry sauce.  Using store-bought wonton wrappers makes this recipe quick, easy, and elegant.


Serves 2 to 4

Recipe #1: Turkey Club Ravioli

     Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound shredded leftover cooked turkey
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup mascapone cheese (you can use creme fraiche, or whipped cream cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Leftover turkey gravy (click HERE for The Serious Foodie Turkey Gravy with Beer recipe)
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, chiffonade cut

     Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the turkey, bacon, parsley, egg, mascapone, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
    Mix all ingredients
    Mix all ingredients
  2. Place 10 wonton wrappers on a work surface.  Place 1 tablespoon turkey mixture on each wonton wrapper.  Brush the edges with water using a pastry brush, then fold over the edges and press tightly to seal.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.  Add the ravioli and cook until tender (about 3 to 5 minutes).  Drain the ravioli, and coat with gravy.  Serve immediately, and sprinkle with sage leaves.

 

Recipe #2:  Thanksgiving Dinner Ravioli

     Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound shredded leftover cooked turkey
  • Leftover cranberry sauce (you’ll need about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Leftover turkey gravy (click HERE for The Serious Foodie Turkey Gravy with Beer recipe)

       Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the turkey, parsley, egg, stuffing, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place 10 wonton wrappers on a work surface.  Place 1 tablespoon turkey mixture on each wonton wrapper. Put one teaspoon of cranberry sauce onto the turkey mixture. Brush the edges with water using a pastry brush, then fold over the edges and press tightly to seal.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.  Add the ravioli and cook until tender (about 3 to 5 minutes).  Drain the ravioli, and coat with gravy.  Serve immediately, and sprinkle with sage leaves.

Recipe #3: And one more variation….

Instead of using leftover stuffing in recipe #2, add 1/4 cup mascapone cheese (or ricotta) – this will make for a lighter ravioli.

Here is the step-by-step approach in pictures on how to make these raviolis

Lay out the won-ton wrappers onto a clean surface
Lay out the won-ton wrappers onto a clean surface

 
Place about 1 tbs. of filling onto each wrapper
Place about 1 tbs. of filling onto each wrapper

Brush all four edges with water, using a pastry brush
Brush all four edges with water, using a pastry brush

 
Carefully bring one corner to the opposite corner.
Carefully bring one corner to the opposite corner.

Firmly press all edges, making certain there are no gaps or leaks.
Firmly press all edges, making certain there are no gaps or leaks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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