Even though turkey on Thanksgiving never gets old, sometimes you just want something a little different. What if we found a way to keep turkey as the main dish but deviate from the original recipe? Say hello to our deli turkey pockets!
Deli turkey pockets are a unique alternative to your classic poultry dishes. Instead of getting a whole turkey and working with the meat, you can buy a few turkey slices at your local deli. This recipe will be different every single time you make it, and that’s its magic.
How to make Deli Turkey Pockets?
Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
Make Stove Top stuffing according to package instructions.
Wrap some stuffing in a turkey slice. Do the same for the remaining stuffing and turkey slices.
Put a toothpick in the middle of each turkey pocket to keep the turkey from unwrapping.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Use a Knorr packet to make gravy.
Pour some gravy over the deli turkey pockets and leave some for later.
Serve while it’s hot!
What kind of turkey slices are best for turkey pockets?
That’s entirely up to you! I like to go with whatever is on sale at the moment, but you can splurge and get an extravagant variety. We’re going for a smoky flavor here, so all that matters is how you cook it and how much gravy you use.
Should I get thick slices of turkey for turkey pockets?
I say the thicker the better, until a certain point. Think about the fact that you’re going to have to wrap stuffing in your turkey slices. If the slice is so thick that it won’t even go around the stuffing, it’s probably too thick. Some people like a thin slice that leaves more room for stuffing and the flavor of gravy.
What should I serve with my deli turkey pockets?
Because this can be a recipe for a modern Thanksgiving, I recommend going with some classic Thanksgiving sides. Think mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, peas, and maybe a casserole. Most importantly, don’t forget to make enough gravy for everyone!
- 6 medium thick slices of Turkey, approximately 4 to 6 ounces. You could use deli style, I prefer thicker
- 1 box Turkey stuffing mix, made according to directions
- 2 pkg Turkey Gravy mix, made according to directions
Preheat the oven to 350*
Lightly spray a casserole dish with non stick spray
Prepare the stuffing mix according to package directions and set to the side
Make the Turkey gravy according to package directions
Set out each of the Turkey in front of you on the counter
Place a large spoonful of stuffing mix in the center of each Turkey slice
Fold the Turkey slice over, first one side and then the other.
Using a toothpick, insert the toothpick into the turkey slice at an angle, into the stuffing. The angle will hold the roll together.
Place each of the rolls into the prepared casserole dish and bake for 20 to 30 minutes to heat through.
Remove from the oven and using a ladle, spoon a spoon of gravy over each of the Turkey rolls.
Return to the oven for another five minutes
Remove and serve hot
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 399TOTAL FAT: 19gSATURATED FAT: 8gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 9gCHOLESTEROL: 134mgSODIUM: 1726mgCARBOHYDRATES: 27gFIBER: 2gSUGAR: 3gPROTEIN: 28g