Leftover Pockets

Leftover Pockets

Pinable image for Leftover Pockets. The concept is to take any leftovers you have on hand, and place them between 2 crescent roll triangles. A delicious way to use anything you have leftover.

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. Also, we just don’t always feel like eating the same exact 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.

Assembling Leftover Pockets.  The concept is to take any leftovers you have on hand, and place them between 2 crescent roll triangles. Triangles are laid out on a baking sheet, leftover food is placed in the center, and a second triangle is used to wrap all the leftovers up.

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 this particular batch, I used leftover rice and Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner and they were amazing!

Leftover pockets on a baking sheet after just coming out of the oven. They are golden brown, flaky and delicious. A very creative way to use any leftovers you have on hand.

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!

 

Two different kinds of leftovers were used in our Leftover Pockets. We had rice and leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet. We wrapped a little of both up into four pockets using one roll of crescent dough.
Leftover Pockets

Makes: 4 Pockets

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 pkg Crescent Rolls
  • Leftovers

Directions

Assembling Leftover Pockets.  The concept is to take any leftovers you have on hand, and place them between 2 crescent roll triangles. The first layer of triangle dough is placed on a lined baking sheet.
Assembling Leftover Pockets.  The concept is to take any leftovers you have on hand, and place them between 2 crescent roll triangles. Triangles are laid out on a baking sheet and leftover food is placed in the center.Assembling Leftover Pockets.  The concept is to take any leftovers you have on hand, and place them between 2 crescent roll triangles. Triangles are laid out on a baking sheet, leftover food is placed in the center, and a second triangle is used to wrap all the leftovers up.
  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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