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Leftover Thanksgiving Sushi and Crostini

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Leftover Thanksgiving Sushi and Crostini
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Leftover Thanksgiving Sushi and Crostini

Impress your guests this year with some fancy pants leftover Thanksgiving sushi and crostini!


cups leftover turkey, shredded or chopped
cup leftover cranberry sauce
cups leftover cooked wild or white rice
cups leftover mashed potatoes
cup fresh parsley, for garnish
whole flour tortillas


  • 1 Spread a layer of rice on top of a bamboo place mat.
  • 2 Follow with a layer of mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, and fresh parsley.
  • 3 Using the place mat as a guide, roll up the leftovers until it forms a sushi roll. Look at that!
  • 4 Now, if this isn't your bag, you can go the crostini route.
  • 5 Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of the tortillas. Toast them up a little.
  • 6 Do the same layering as you did with the sushi.
  • 7 Serve as appetizers or eat a whole ton of 'em. No one will judge.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers = Sushi + Crostini

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Now, now. Before you glance at the title of this post, set yourself on fire and jump out the nearest window, relax.

Everything is cooked. In fact, all of the ingredients are pulled from the majestic meal known as THANKSGIVING DINNER.

Yep. So put the match down, for real.

You do know you have options in life when it comes to leftovers, right? You have the "spoon it out, plop it down, nuke it up, shove it in" approach.

Or you have me.

NOT TO MICROWAVE, DUDE. Seriously, gross.

You have me to offer you new and ahem, ADORBS options when it comes to leftover land!

Let's make some sushi and crostini, shall we?

Now, you can really use whatever leftovers you have, but this is what I had on hand today.

Ingredients for Thanksgiving sushi

Take a bamboo place mat and spread out some rice.

Thanksgiving sushi - spread out the rice

Next we layer the mashed taters.

Thanksgiving sushi - spread out the potatoes

Then the turkey.

Thanksgiving sushi - spread out the turkey

How 'bout some cranberry sauce? Fresh parsley?

Thanksgiving sushi - add some cranberry

Roll it up with the bamboo mat and LOOK:

Thanksgiving sushi - after rolling up in mat

Can I say adorbs again? Because I'm about to.

Thanksgiving sushi - finished

Okay so if sushi ain't ya thang, let's go with crostini! Cut out some tortilla circles.

Tortilla circles

Layer, layer layer.

Adding layer of rice to Thanksgiving Crostini

More layering. Uh huh.

Adding potato layer to Thanksgiving Crostini

Good grief all mighty.

Adding turkey to Thanksgiving Crostini

I want all of it in my mouth.

Finished Thanksgiving Crostini

So there you have it! Two new ways to fancy up your leftovers. Okay I'm gonna say it, ADORBS!


Bev has only recently taken to saying things like "totes" and "adorbs." It helps her feel young, so lay off. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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