Thanksgiving Leftover Wontons with Cranberry Salsa

Thanksgiving Leftover Wontons with Cranberry Salsa

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  J-Shep

“I made this the day after Christmas to use up the leftovers in my fridge and the in-laws LOVED it. It takes a bit of prep time, but it's quite easy. You may even want to try a little cilantro in the cranberry salsa.”

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Original recipe yields 40 wontons



  1. Pour the lemon juice over the dried cranberries in a bowl; set aside. Mix the turkey, stuffing, cream cheese, and turkey gravy in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place a wonton wrapper on a work surface; spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Moisten two opposite edges of the wrapper with a finger dipped in water, fold the wrapper in half the long way, and press the edges together with a fork. Sprinkle the wrapper with salt. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; pan-fry the filled wontons in batches until crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain the fried wontons on paper towels; allow to cool for about 5 minutes to set the filling.
  4. Drain the lemon juice from the dried cranberries. Place cranberries into a food processor; pulse several times until the cranberries are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the onion, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and water. Serve with the hot fried wontons.

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to the previous reviewer, the 2 recipes are the same in that they are both "thanksgiving leftover" recipes that both use thanksgiving leftovers lol. did you even make the recipe before you reviewed it??? not good for the community! i made this and it was amazing. can't wait to make them again next year, or maybe after christmas if we have the leftover ingredients!



the turkey part is not bad....the sauce is the key. It sounds odd and comes out awesome. I made a couple minor changes...I wanted more filling and less fried stuff so I made mine as eggrolls instead of wontons. In the salsa I tossed the whole (de ribbed/de seeded) jalepeno in and I did not drain the lemon juice off of the cranberries...I heated em up and they absorbed all of it as my quick plumper upper method.Added: these were such a hit the family wanted them again....but I was out of cranberries and only had dried cherries on hand/tried using them. Dried cherries worked well too!



I brought these to my monthly ladies night. The ladies were hesitant to try it since it sounds so weird, but after they did, they couldn't stop eating them. One lady even suggested to her sister that this is what they should have for Thanksgiving dinner. I made recipe pretty much as is. 1/2 the recipe for the Cranberry Salsa seemed to be more than enough.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 330 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 39.6 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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