Best Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas: Air Fryer Turkey Cups

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If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers after Thanksgiving then you may be looking for Thanksgiving leftover ideas. In that case look no further. Today we have a fantastic and delicious recipe for Air Fryer Turkey Cups.

This is a great recipe to use up those leftover Thanksgiving ingredients and it tastes amazing. The combination of flavors in these Air Fryer Turkey Cups is unbeatable. Plus, it’s a super easy recipe to make. So if you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers then this recipe is for you!

Air Fryer Turkey Cups

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How To Store Leftover Turkey

Whether you have leftover stuffing, leftover gravy or left over mashed potatoes, you’ll need to store your thanksgiving leftovers in a safe way.

The best way to store your Thanksgiving leftovers is in an airtight container. This will keep your food fresh and prevent it from spoiling. You can also freeze your Thanksgiving leftovers. Just be sure to label everything clearly so you know what you’re thawing out later on.

When it comes to storing leftover thanksgiving turkey, the best way to do it is to remove the meat from the bones. This will make it easier to store and will help the turkey last longer. Once the turkey meat is removed from the bones, you can store it in an airtight container or freeze it.

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Using Silicone Baking Cups In The Air Fryer

If you’re not familiar with silicone baking cups, they are a great way to cook food in the air fryer. They are made from food grade silicone and are heat resistant. That means they can go directly from the freezer to the air fryer. Plus, they are non-stick so cleanup is a breeze.

We love using silicone baking cups in the air fryer because they make cooking and cleanup so easy. If you don’t have any silicone baking cups, you can use foil cupcake liners but we prefer the silicone cups when making these Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas.

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Ingredients For Air Fryer Turkey Cups

  • 2 cups of stuffing 
  • 1.5 cups of mashed potatoes 
  • 1 cup of chopped cooked turkey 
  • 1/2 cup of brown gravy 
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry jelly 
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How To Make Turkey Cups Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

Warm up your stuffing leftovers to make it more pliable. 

Form a 1/2” layer on the inside of a jumbo silicone muffin liner. From the bottom of the cup and then press the stuffing to the side of the liner to form a cup. 

Bake the stuffing cups in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes at 400°f.

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While cups are baking. Mix the leftover gravy, mashed potatoes, and turkey meat to create a filling.

Using a large spoon to fill the stuffing cups with the filling. 

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Return cups to the air fryer basket and bake for 5 minutes at 350°f

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Remove and let cool.

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Once cool spoon a tablespoon dollop of cranberry jelly. If you prefer more gravy as an addition or substitute, have at it.

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Enjoy

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More Ways To Use Holiday Leftovers

If you’re looking for more ways to use your holiday leftovers then check out these recipes.

  • Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie – you could use mashed potatoes or even sweet potatoes and mash combined.
  • Creamy Leftover Mashed Potato Soup – This is a delicious soup and makes a cozy meal.
  • Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Pizza – a great way to use turkey leftovers.
  • Turkey Cranberry Sliders – This is a fun way to use up those leftover cranberries.
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More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes And Ideas

  • If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving leftover recipes and ideas why not try these:
  • Use leftover casserole to make a Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Pie
  • Use stuffing to make Turkey Stuffing Sliders
  • Use leftover mashed potatoes to make Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes even the pickiest eaters will love.
  • Turn leftover cranberry sauce into Cranberry Sauce Bars
  • Make a leftover turkey pot pie with cream cheese. This is a comforting food the whole family will love.
  • Use stuffing to make crispy and delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Fritters.
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Yield: 6

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious and tasty thanksgiving leftover turkey cups. A great way to use your Turkey leftovers after thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of stuffing
  • 1.5 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup of brown gravy
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry jelly

Instructions

    Warm up your stuffing leftovers to make it more pliable. 

Form a 1/2” layer on the inside of a jumbo silicone muffin liner. From the bottom of the cup and then press the stuffing to the side of the liner to form a cup.

Bake the stuffing cups in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes at 400°f.

While cups are baking. Mix the leftover gravy, mashed potatoes, and turkey meat to create a filling.

Using a large spoon to fill the stuffing cups with the filling. 

Return cups to the air fryer basket and bake for 5 minutes at 350°f

Remove and let cool and spoon a tablespoon dollop of cranberry jelly. If you prefer more gravy as an addition or substitute, have at it.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g

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