Leftover Pockets

We cook a lot of food around here, and I usually cook more than just the two servings necessary for Heather and I. So we often have leftovers. Sometimes there’s enough left for another entire dinner but not always and we don’t always feel like eating the exact same thing again. So we like to transform our leftovers in various ways to mix things up. This way we still aren’t wasting any food and it’s more interesting and delicious. Leftover pockets are a great example of this and one of the most delicious ways to transform leftovers in general.

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We’ve made these a number of times now with all kinds of leftovers to use as filling and it is always delicious. The premise is fairly simple, place leftover food like meat and vegetables in between two crescent roll triangles and seal them into triangular pockets. Sometimes I add cheese or some kind of sauce or seasoning in with leftover meat, sometimes we make vegetarian pockets with leftover roasted veggies.

From our experience, any leftover food will be delicious in these but I’ll list some combinations and ideas for inspiration below:

  • Roast Beef and Potatoes
  • Broccoli and Cheddar
  • Sausage, Peppers, and Onions
  • Chicken, Mozzarella, and Tomato Sauce
  • Pork and Caramelized Onion
  • Taco Seasoned Ground Beef, Onion, and Cheddar
  • Roasted Root Veggies and Gouda
  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese
  • Salmon and Cream Cheese

For these, I used leftover rice and Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner and they were amazing!

As always, feel free to Chef Around and use whatever you have on hand or feel like eating. I hope this inspires you to have fun with your leftovers!


Leftover Pockets

Makes: 4 Pockets




  • 1 pkg Crescent Rolls
  • Leftovers


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place 4 triangles (crescent rolls) down flat and spaced evenly on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Place filling (leftovers) in the middle of each.
  4. Wrap the other 4 triangles over the filling and seal around edges.
  5. Bake until golden brown, usually 10-15 minutes.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Miz Helen says:

    What a great idea for leftovers, your pockets look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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