I think we can all agree that eating the leftovers is half the fun of Thanksgiving! Turkey sandwiches are a classic way to use up your leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, but let’s bring that concept into 2021. Instead of making a regular sandwich, make your leftover turkey sandwich in the famous folded “Tiktok wrap” style. The flavors in this Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap are classic, but the presentation is new and fun!
P.S. let me know in the comments below what you like to put on your Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. I want to try some new combos!
What to Put in Your Tortilla Wrap
Obviously, this is flexible and you can put whatever you want in your wrap, but I used leftover turkey, leftover stuffing, leftover cranberry sauce, and brie. Cheese is always a good idea because it kind of helps glue everything together. You also want to make sure you have a mix of solid and soft ingredients. Ssoft ingredients, like stuffing, cranberry sauce, or mashed potatoes, will also act sort of like glue. And make sure to chop any solid ingredients, like turkey, into small pieces, which helps them stay in the wrap.
What Kind of Cheese to Use
I love, love, LOVE brie with cranberry, so I bought some brie specifically to use in my wraps. BUT, in the spirit of using up leftovers, here are some other cheese that would also taste great with the flavors in this wrap:
- Cream cheese
- Chevre (goat)
- Monterey Jack
What Size Tortilla to Use
I used a large, burrito-sized tortilla. Technically, you can use any size that you have, but the larger the tortilla the easier it will be to fold. A small tortilla will be difficult to fold once the ingredients are added.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap
- 1 large flour tortilla
- 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped turkey
- 1/4 cup stuffing
- 3 slices brie
- Cut the tortilla from the center out to the edge (as if you were cutting it in half, but only cut halfway across).
- Place the tortilla in a large skillet and turn the heat on to medium.
- As the skillet and tortilla begin to heat up, spread the cranberry sauce over one quarter of the tortilla, starting next to the cut. Add the chopped turkey in the quadrant next to the cranberry sauce, the brie in the next quadrant, and then the stuffing in the last quadrant.
- Fold the piece of the tortilla with the cranberry sauce over the quadrant with the turkey. Fold it again over the quadrant with the brie. Then fold it one last time over the quadrant with the stuffing.
- Continue to cook the folded tortilla for a couple more minutes on each side, or until the tortilla is brown and crispy. Enjoy hot.
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How to Make a Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap – Step by Step Photos
Cut a large tortilla from the center out to the edge.
Gather your Thanksgiving leftovers to use in the wrap. I used leftover turkey, leftover stuffing, leftover cranberry sauce, and a few slices of brie. I used about a quarter cup of each. It’s important to chop the turkey into fairly small pieces to help it all stay in the tortilla.
I like to put my tortilla in the skillet with the heat turned on (medium) before adding the fillings so I don’t have to try to lift it once everything is added, and so that each portion of the tortilla gets a little toasted. I do not use any sort of butter or oil in the skillet, but you can if you prefer. Place each ingredient in one quadrant of the tortilla. I like put the chopped turkey in the second quadrant so that the cranberry sauce is facing the turkey once folded. This helps the turkey stay in place and the turkey tastes great when covered in the cranberry sauce.
Fold one quadrant of the tortilla (next to the cut) over the second quadrant.
Then fold both of those over the third quadrant.
Then fold it one more time over the fourth quadrant.
Then let the folded tortilla wrap cook for a few minutes on each side until it is brown and crispy.
I suggest enjoying the wrap in its neatly folded form, but I cut mine in half for the photo above so you can see a cross-section of the fillings. :)
I’m happy that I had just enough Thanksgiving leftovers still in the freezer to be able to try this. They were a hit!
This is such a good idea. Thanksgiving leftovers are my favorite part about Thanksgiving because it seems to never end. Although, it does seem to get old after a little while, so I am always on the hunt for new ways to be creative. Next year when I have leftovers I am defiantly going to try this instead of my regular mashed potato and turkey bowl.
I did this with my leftover smoked turkey and some rustic olive oil mashed potatoes. It was fantastic. There isn’t any food that you couldn’t throw on a tortilla with some melted cheese. Also, that same folding technique is really fun with eggs. Think like a crepe-style folded egg with some cheese, green onions, and salsa. Makes for great layers.
These were amazing! Just amazing. I used turkey, cheddar, havarti, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
Just tried this for dinner tonight. Loved it! Nice twist to Thanksgiving leftovers. Thank you!
P.S. Made your green bean casserole again this year. A favorite of ours!
Can I get it pre packaged?
This is interesting–I tried it and did mine with turkey; cranberry chutney; chopped roasted Brussel sprouts that had been cooked with red bell pepper, garlic, and onion; and pepper jack cheese. The last of the dressing went into a frittata this morning so wasn’t available. This technique makes a thick and starchy sandwich. If I do it again, I’ll make 2 quarters with turkey, 1 with cranberry, and 1 with cheese–more likely just do 3 components as a single layer folding the tortilla as usual for a traditional quesadilla. The veggies didn’t work for anyone but me, and I don’t think dressing would have worked for any of us–God forbid potatoes or gravy.
I add leftover warmed up mashed potatoes, along with either green bean almondine or creamed spinach. I dip in leftover gravy.
I like the TikTok style but also as a crunch wrap.
Thanks for all your recipes. P.S. I made the mini pumpkin pies and they were a hit with our family.