Easy Leftover Turkey Curry Puff Pastry

Easy Leftover Turkey Curry Puff Pastry

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 5 pieces
Author: Marvellina
Use your Thanksgiving leftover turkey to make this absolutely easy and delicious curry puff pastry. You will not be disappointed!
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  • 1 sheet of all-butter puff pastry I used Trader's Joe all-butter puff pastry (not affiliate)
  • 1 cup left over turkey meat (breast or thigh meat or combo) shredded or diced
  • 1 large potato peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cube
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp good quality curry powder
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Take the frozen puff pastry out from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature to soften, this may take from 30-40 minutes, depending how warm it is where you are
  • While waiting for the puff pastry, bring a small pot of water to a boil and then cook the potato for 5 minutes. While potato is cooking, shred or dice the leftover turkey meat and set aside. Remove the potato from the heat when it's fork tender and set aside
  • Mix the turkey, potato, cheese, curry powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix everything. Line a piece of parchment paper on a clean working surface, about the size of your baking sheet. Place the puff pastry sheet on top and the turkey mixture in the lower half of the puff pastry sheet, leaving about  1-inch border on the sides. Gently fold the other half over the filling. Use your fingers to pinch the border to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges. Transfer this to the freezer for 15 minutes. If you are making this few days ahead, place in a freezer bag and bake whenever you want to. Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Transfer the puff pastry from freezer to baking sheet. Use a knife to make 4 small slits on top of the puff pastry (to release steam). Brush with beaten egg and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven when it's golden brown and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Serve as it or with sriracha dipping sauce if you like it a bit spicy