Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Need a creative and fun way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers? These are so good, you’ll want them year-round. 

With Thanksgiving a few days away, I’m already thinking of the mounds of leftovers there will be. My husband loves Thanksgiving and turkey sandwiches. I love cute food. So I had to put the two together and make this fun lunch! By using up your leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, you can make a completely new dish the next day that will be a huge crowd pleaser!

And of course, these are perfect to fit inside the lunch box! Remember to add extra cranberry sauce and gravy on the side for extra “dipping.”

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Thanksgiving Cupcakes

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Lunch


  • Leftover turkey, shredded
  • Leftover stuffing
  • Won ton wrappers (you can find them in the produce section)
  • Leftover cranberry sauce
  • Gravy, if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mix the shredded turkey with the stuffing.
  3. Reheat the turkey and stuffing before filling the won ton wrappers.
  4. Spray your cupcake pan with nonstick spray.
  5. Gently push one won ton wrapper into each cupcake cup.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon of turkey/stuffing mixture into each won ton wrapper.
  7. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce over each top.
  8. Make a second layer of won ton wrappers. Gently push the won ton wrapper in the opposite direction, and add another 1 tablespoon of turkey/stuffing mixture. Hold the second layer of cranberry sauce—the top cranberry sauce is added at the end.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the edges.
  10. Leave your cupcakes in the pan to let them cool slightly before you remove them.
  11. Add a spoonful of cranberry sauce over each cupcake (it’s the frosting!) and have gravy on the side to dip if desired.


About Michelle

Michelle is married to her college sweetheart David and together they have a beautiful daughter and a cute puppy. She has a love for baking, breakfast foods and presenting her daughter’s lunch in creative ways. In her personal blog, Creative Food, she shares fun and creative bentos and lunches that she makes for her daughter.