Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Braid

Happy Thanksgiving! For me one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is all the leftovers (least favorite is the dishes)! I love that there is so much good foo leftover to use for future lunches and dinners. But why does it feel kind of lame to just re-heat the exact same dinner you had yesterday? Maybe it’s just me…

A really easy way to maximize your leftovers is to throw them into a simple Crescent braid! If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little obsessed with braids. 🙂 They look so beautiful, but it really only take minutes to put together; easy for lunch or dinner.

Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial

Don’t be intimidated by the braid, it’s easy to do. So if you still have company for the holidays that you want to impress, look no further than a Crescent Dough sheet and the leftovers in your fridge.

Preheat your oven to 375 and unroll a Crescent Dough Sheet (or Crescent Dough and pinch together at the seams). Cut one-inch strips up both sides, leaving space in the center for the filling. I cut off the strips at the very bottom (as shown).

Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial

I layered mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey pieces, and cranberry sauce on top. Other good fillings would be sweet potatoes, green beans, etc. Don’t worry about reheating anything either, since it’s going into the oven. Just put it on cold.

Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial

Fold up the two end pieces, then starting at one end fold over the strip on the right, then repeat with the strip on the left. Continue the right-left pattern all the way down to close it up.

Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial

Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes until the dough is golden brown.

Easy Thanksgiving leftovers braid recipe tutorial

Enjoy!

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