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Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter

There’s no getting around having a ton of leftovers at Thanksgiving. These Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter are the perfect way to use them up in a fun and easy way!

Cheese pull of a cranberry coated turkey roll

These Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter are sponsored by Rhodes Bread. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create unique content and recipes for you from readily accessible ingredients. All opinions are always my own.

I am in absolute denial that we’re so close to the holidays! Wasn’t it just Easter? With all of the stressful things going on at the moment, I’m so glad that there are brands like Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® who strive to make mealtimes less stressful for families.

Every Thanksgiving, we sit down hash out who’s bringing what to dinner. I’ve been on turkey duty the last few years and I’m always, always responsible for bringing the Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls.

Depending on the size of your crowd this year, you’re bound to have some, if not a lot of leftovers. We’re always only cooking for 6 or 7, so we’re used to repurposing our leftovers for days. 

These Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter are my favorite way to get extra life out of your turkey, cranberries, butter, and of course, Rhodes Dinner Rolls.

Ingredients & Sub

For the Cranberry Butter
cranberries
orange juice
Butter
honey — You could sweeten with maple syrup
orange zest

**If you have leftover cranberry sauce, that’s perfect! You’ll need about 2/3 of a cup to mix with 1 cup of butter. 

For the Leftover Turkey Rolls
Non-stick spray
Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls — I can’t stress this enough. I always have these in my freezer. They never fail me and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been low on groceries and decided to make something random with the frozen Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® Yeast Dinner Rolls in my freezer. They’re a lifesaver.
dijon mustard — Whole grain or honey mustard would also be good. 
Swiss cheese — Any cheese you like is just fine! I love these with cheddar as well.
leftover sliced turkey — You can most certainly do leftover Thanksgiving turkey, or you can use deli turkey if you’re making this off-season!
everything bagel seasoning — You can use a sprinkle of garlic powder, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds if you have those on-hand. 

How to Make

For the Cranberry Butter
Cook cranberries and orange juice in a medium saucepan until popped and tender (about 10 minutes).
Allow the cranberry sauce to cool completely. If using leftover cranberry sauce, you want about 2/3 cup.
Mix cranberry mixture into the butter with the honey and orange zest until well combined.
Transfer mixture to a jar OR form into a log and wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap, twisting ends and tucking to store in the fridge.

For the Leftover Turkey Rolls
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. (If you’re looking for a baking sheet Nordic has a few great one!)
On a cutting board, roll out each thawed roll into a square, roughly the size of your cheese slice. Spread each dough square with 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard, then top with swiss cheese and turkey.
Starting with the side closest to you, roll the dough up tightly. Place seam-side down in the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-28 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and spread the tops with a few parts of the cranberry butter. Top with everything bagel seasoning. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
Allow the rolls to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with more cranberry butter.

Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter on a plate with thyme and cranberries Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter on a plate with a slice showing the inside with cranberries and thyme.

How to store

Baked rolls may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat roll in microwave for 15 seconds on high or bake for 5 minutes at 350˚F.

Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter piled on a plate with thyme and cranberries and a Rhodes Rolls bag in the background

Hot Tip

I love that Rhodes is a family business that’s dedicated to creating quality products. I’m obsessed with the Thaw, Rise & Bake! Dinner Rolls, the Warm-N-Serve Artisan French Rolls, and of course, the Cinnamon Rolls that I used for today’s recipe.

My family also can’t go a holiday without making a loaf of their White Bread, particularly for Thanksgiving and Christmas when leftover sandwiches are essential, so plan accordingly!

Check out their store locator to see where you can purchase Rhodes products near you!

Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter piled on a plate with thyme and cranberries

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Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter piled on a plate with thyme and cranberries and a Rhodes Rolls bag in the background

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Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter

Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
There's no getting around having a ton of leftovers at Thanksgiving. These Leftover Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Butter are the perfect way to use them up in a fun and easy way!

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Butter

  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

For the Leftover Turkey Rolls

  • Non-stick spray
  • 6 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices leftover sliced turkey
  • 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

  1. For the Cranberry Butter
  2. Cook cranberries and orange juice in a medium saucepan until popped and tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Allow the cranberry sauce to cool completely. If using leftover cranberry sauce, you want about 2/3 cup.
  4. Mix cranberry mixture into the butter with the honey and orange zest until well combined.
  5. Transfer mixture to a jar OR form into a log and wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap, twisting ends and tucking to store in the fridge.
  6. For the Leftover Turkey Rolls
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  8. On a cutting board, roll out each thawed roll into a square, roughly the size of your cheese slice. Spread each dough square with 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard, then top with swiss cheese and turkey.
  9. Starting with the side closest to you, roll the dough up tightly. Place seam-side down in the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-28 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and spread the tops with a few pats of the cranberry butter. Top with everything bagel seasoning. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
  10. Allow the rolls to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with more cranberry butter.

Notes

See the blog post above.

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Delta Carney

Friday 6th of November 2020

Where can I get the rolls? I live in Western Mass.

Paige

Friday 6th of November 2020

Looks like you can get them at the Super Stop and Shop in Holyoke. I would head to this website and enter your city and it'll tell you exactly where you can pick them up! https://rhodesbakenserv.com/store-locator/

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