Thanksgiving Leftover Bites Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Thanksgiving Leftover Bites are a great snack made with all you love about Thanksgiving. Great with cocktails!

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Every year I always do a recipe with Thanksgiving leftovers. I started with a sandwich, then it was eggrolls, and finally tostadas. This time, I’ve decided to go a little fancy pants with what I’m doing with my leftovers this year.

Thanksgiving weekend is always a big weekend not only for the main event, but also for the few days following. There are always a few people stopping by, family that’s in town or friends that just want to keep that Thanksgiving happiness going if they can.

I tend to cling to my leftovers like a child because I hate letting all that goodness go to waste. The three things that always end up in my refrigerator are turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Personally, I think mashing these ingredients together tastes amazeballs.

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There’s not much that goes into making these little heavenly leftover bites, but they sure are tasty. The crunchy of the wonton chip pairs perfectly with the mashed potato, creamy avocado and tasty turkey. Top it with a little spice and cranberry sauce mixed in with some red wine… You have a bite of Thanksgiving that just might rival the actual meal itself.

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Just don’t ever tell anyone I said that out loud… ok?

Whether you need a quick appetizer at the ready for friends and family over the holiday weekend, or you just need a new and fun way to use up all those leftovers, these Thanksgiving leftover bites are the only recipe you need to keep handy this year. 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Bites Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1/2 package Wonton Wrappers, Trimmed into squares, 2 per sheet
  • 1 cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine, Such as Merlot
  • 1/2 pound Shredded Cooked Turkey
  • 1 cup Mashed Potatoes, Warm
  • 1 Avocado, Peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño, Seeded and diced
  • Fresh Chives, For garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add the cut wonton wrappers to a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
  3. Add cranberry sauce to a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to break the sauce up. After a few moments, add red wine to the saucepan and stir to combine. Once the sauce is smooth, remove from heat.
  4. To assemble the bites, spread 1 teaspoon of mashed potatoes onto each wontop chip. Top with a few pieces of roasted turkey. Add avocado and diced jalapeno to the top of each. Finish with 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce and garnish with a 1 to 1 1/2-inch piece of chive.


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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 51
Calories 264

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 270mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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