Thanksgiving Crunchwrap Supreme — Not sure what to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? Turn them into Thanksgiving Crunchwraps! A soft flour tortilla and crunchy corn tostada base is piled high with your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more before sealing them, toasting, and dunking them in gravy. Leftovers never tasted so good!
Table of Contents
- Homemade Crunchwraps … Using Thanksgiving Leftovers!
- Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Crunch Wraps
- How to Make a Thanksgiving Crunchwrap
- Tips for Making a Thanksgiving Leftovers Crunchwrap
- Make Crunchwraps Any Time of Year (without Thanksgiving Leftovers)
- Easy Crunch Wrap Recipe Variations to Try
- Can Crunchwraps Be Made in Advance?
- Can Thanksgiving Crunchwraps Be Frozen?
- Can I Double the Homemade Crunchwraps Recipe? Or Halve it?
- Is It Possible To Bake or Air Fry Crunch Wraps?
- Thanksgiving Crunchwrap Recipe
- More Easy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes:
Homemade Crunchwraps … Using Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Thanksgiving leftovers are delicious for the first day or two, but after that point I’m looking for other ways to repurpose or freeze them because I just. can’t. eat. another. bite.
If you’re someone who loves nibbling on the leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast for days afterwards, good for you. But if you’re like me and quickly tap out on eating leftovers nuked in the microwave, this Thanksgiving Crunchwrap recipe is going to be your new best friend this holiday season.
Like the original Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell, this Thanksgiving leftovers version has layers of flavors and textures that keep you coming back for bite after bite.
Unlike the original Crunchwrap Supreme, the recipe I’m sharing with you isn’t Tex-Mex inspired in the slightest. Instead it’s Thanksgiving food inspired!
The tostada and flour tortilla base is loaded with leftovers like mashed potatoes, roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. It’s like having the entire Thanksgiving feast in a single dish!
This recipe is easy to customize and can be made using pretty much any combination of Thanksgiving leftovers you have taking up space in your fridge. Flexible, easy recipes like this are so nice to have tucked up your sleeve after the intense amount of work you spent preparing for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Crunch Wraps
Think of this Thanksgiving wrap as more of a general tutorial for repurposing your leftovers than as a strict recipe.
You’re more than welcome to swap out any of the leftovers mentioned in the recipe card for other Thanksgiving foods you need to use up. If a flavor combination sounds good to you, add those ingredients to your Crunchwrap! Easy as that.
Here are the Thanksgiving leftovers I used to make my Crunchwrap Supreme:
- Burrito-size flour tortillas
- Leftover mashed potatoes
- Leftover cooked green beans, green bean casserole, or loaded bacon green bean casserole
- Corn tostadas
- Leftover roasted turkey or slow cooker turkey breast
- Leftover cranberry sauce or apple spiced cranberry sauce
- Leftover stuffing
- Provolone cheese
- Leftover turkey gravy or mushroom gravy (for dipping)
Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.
How to Make a Thanksgiving Crunchwrap
Making a Thanksgiving Crunchwrap Supreme is incredibly simple! I’ll walk you through how to fold a Crunchwrap, so don’t worry about it. It’s very easy – it just looks like it’d be hard to do but it’s not!
Step 1: Lay one of the burrito-size tortillas on a cutting board and cut into quarters. You’ll be using these as filler pieces later on because without them, your crunchwrap won’t close.
If you want, you can then cut a pentagon out of each of the four quarters. It’s not necessary, but if you want to be extra about things, this is what the cut outs look like. You can ultimately discard those little scraps and keep the large pieces to lay over the top of your mound of crunchwrap supreme ingredients.
Step 2: Working one tortilla at a time, begin layering on the leftovers. Add the leftovers to the center of each tortilla in this order:
- Mashed potatoes including white potatoes or sweet potatoes
- Green beans or green bean casserole
- Corn tostadas
- Shredded turkey
- Cranberry sauce
- Filler piece of flour tortilla
Step 3: Fold the Thanksgiving wrap into the signature Crunchwrap Supreme shape. Start with one side of the bottom tortilla and gently fold it inwards. Repeat as you continue to fold around each side, tucking each side over the other until a star-like shape is formed on top.
Place the Crunchwraps folded side-down on a plate until you’re ready to toast them.
Step 4: Heat a little oil in a skillet, then place a Crunchwrap folded side-down in the hot oil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side to toast all over.
Step 5: Repeat with the remaining Thanksgiving Crunchwraps until all have been cooked. Heat up a little gravy before serving, and dig in!
Tips for Making a Thanksgiving Leftovers Crunchwrap
Buy large flour tortillas. You need very specific tortillas for using as the base of the Thanksgiving leftover Crunchwraps. The tortillas should be made with flour so they’re soft, pliable, and can be folded to create the Crunchwrap shape. They also need to be burrito-sized and not ‘taco’ or ‘street taco’ sized, otherwise you won’t be able to layer on all of the Thanksgiving leftovers!
What to do with extra flour tortillas? Make my Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos!
Don’t overfill the Crunchwraps. You need about ¼ cup or less of each of the various leftovers to fill the tortilla. Any more than this and you won’t be able to seal the Crunchwraps and fry them!
Mix and match the ingredients. This is a very flexible recipe that can be made with pretty much any Thanksgiving leftovers you have on hand. I’ve given tons of recipe variation ideas in the section below.
Don’t make the Crunchwraps in advance. They lose their crunchiness if they’re stored in the fridge, so they’re best eaten right after being fried.
Make sure your leftovers are still good before using. Hopefully this is a no-brainer, but if it’s been a few days since you had your Thanksgiving dinner you’ll definitely want to check that the leftovers are all still good to eat before layering them into the Crunchwraps.
Make Crunchwraps Any Time of Year (without Thanksgiving Leftovers)
If you love the looks of these crunchwraps but don’t foresee yourself having turkey and gravy most times of the year – and no one does – you can still make crunchwraps!
Rather than turkey, use leftover shredded chicken (from a whole roast chicken or my perfect 20-minute baked chicken) or just pick up a rotisserie chicken and use it for homemade chicken crunch wraps! Stir in a couple tablespoons of taco seasoning to the chicken.
For homemade beef crunchwrap supremes, make a pound of taco-seasoned ground beef.
Top with lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, fold up like I instruct here, griddle them in a skillet like I instruct, and serve with sour cream or hot sauce for dipping.
Easy Crunch Wrap Recipe Variations to Try
You can use any Thanksgiving leftovers you want to make the Crunchwrap Supremes. I have lots of ideas that deviate a bit from the classics and you can mix-and-match based on what you have on hand and enjoy:
- Roasted Turkey – You can use a mix of your leftover white and dark meat but you solely the turkey breast is fine. Or you try roast chicken or leftover glazed ham, honey baked ham. If you serve pork tenderloin or pork loin for Thanksgiving, they’re also fair game.
- Mashed potatoes — Of course there’s classic mashed white potatoes but if you have browned butter mashed potatoes, funeral potatoes, or any type of sweet potato including – sweet potato casserole, candied yams, roast potatoes – they will all be great. You want a starchy side for this component.
- Green beans — Replace with green bean casserole, roughly chopped roasted Brussels sprouts, baked asparagus, etc.
- Corn tostadas — Corn tostadas are located next to where soft taco shells are sold in your grocery store. There are usually white and yellow corn, either are fine. Feel free to use tortilla chips or corn chips instead. Fritos fans, they are perfect here. Don’t ask how I know this!
- Cranberry sauce — Omit entirely or use store-bought preserves. Fig preserves, plum jelly, hot pepper jelly, even bacon jam will all work.
- Stuffing — Replace with cornbread stuffing, stovetop stuffing, thinly sliced skillet cornbread or sweet potato cornbread, or try ripping up Parker House rolls or pumpkin dinner rolls and using those instead.
- Vegetable casseroles – You want something like a creamed corn casserole or cauliflower gratin. If you have a broccoli-based casserole to use up, go for it.
- Provolone cheese — Swiss, white cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, and Muenster cheese would all be good swaps.
- Gravy — Dip the Crunchwraps in additional cranberry sauce or omit the gravy entirely. Mushroom fans, this is the best mushroom gravy you’ll ever try which is easy to make, too.
Can Crunchwraps Be Made in Advance?
Not really, no. You could possibly assemble the Crunchwraps and cook them within 24 hours but the corn tostada in the middle of the wrap will likely lose its crunch.
So I’d say, no, you can’t make this recipe in advance.
Can Thanksgiving Crunchwraps Be Frozen?
I don’t suggest freezing the Thanksgiving leftovers wraps. The corn tostada will lose its crunchiness, and the flour tortilla might become soggy as the leftovers release moisture within the wrap. Therefore, I really don’t even recommend storing leftovers in the fridge. Consume what you made at the time you make it.
Plus, why do you want to save leftovers of leftovers? Eat things up and keep the contents of your fridge and freezer going down, not up!
Can I Double the Homemade Crunchwraps Recipe? Or Halve it?
Yes by all means! If you happen to be stuck (or luckily stuck, depending on your perspective) with lots of leftovers, this easy crunch wrap recipe with Thanksgiving leftovers doubles or triples very easily.
Or perhaps you’re feeding a big family for lunch, afternoon snacks for all the kids and cousins, or are using this recipe for a quickie dinner with your leftovers, yes you can certainly double the recipe.
Small family or just you and your spouse and need to halve the recipe and make two rather than 4 crunch wraps? By all means, halve all the ingredients and make as directed.
Is It Possible To Bake or Air Fry Crunch Wraps?
Baking: As much as I would like to say yes you can bake them and achieve the same results, it’s not true. You won’t really achieve a truly crunchy texture unless you brush on a pretty decent amount of oil. If you want to try it, I would bake them on a nonstick baking sheet at 350F for about 15-20 minutes, or as needed, flipping once midway through cooking. Don’t forget to be generous with the amount of vegetable or canola oil you brush over the flour tortillas though! I do a version of this in my Beef Taco Salad Bowls with Baked Flour Tortillas.
Air Frying: I am not much of an air fryer user but this is one recipe where I think it could be handy. You’ll still need to brush them with oil or mist or spray them with oil or cooking spray. Then air fry them as needed. Because I have never tried, I can’t say for sure how long it will take or the temperature. But 360F for about 15 minutes total are my guesses, flipping once midway through. I doubt you’ll be able to make more than one at a time though which is a big drawback so somone will be babysitting an air fryer for about an hour, and not eating together, and someone is eating a cold crunch wrap if you wait for them all to be air fried. Womp!
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- 5 large, burrito-size, flour tortillas (do not use small taco sized tortillas nor corn tortillas)
- 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes
- ¾ cup leftover cooked cut green beans or green bean casserole; divided
- 4 corn tostadas
- 1 ½ cups leftover roasted turkey, shredded; divided
- ½ cup leftover cranberry sauce; divided
- 1 cup leftover stuffing; divided
- 4 sliced provolone cheese, Swiss, Munster, Monterey Jack, or Gouda may be substituted
- 1 cup leftover gravy, warmed for dipping; divided
- Place 1 large tortilla on a cutting board and cut into four equal pieces; and set aside. You will use these as filler pieces later because without placing them on top of the mound of filling ingredients, your crunchwrap won't close all the way. Optionally, you can trim off the edges of each of the 4 filler pieces, so that they're pentagon-shaped, if you're so inclined. Refer to the blog post photos. This isn't necessary, but if you don't want excess tortilla, you can do it.
- Assembly – With the remaining 4 tortillas, you will build the crunchwraps. Assembling one at a time, start by laying a single tortilla on a flat surface.
- In the center, place ¼ cup mashed potatoes.
- Next add ¼ cup green beans over the top.
- Add 1 tostada over the top.
- The over the top of the tostada, add ¼ cup shredded turkey, ¼ cup cranberry sauce, ¼ cup stuffing.
- And top it with a slice of provolone cheese.
- Place one of the reserved flour tortilla filler pieces over the top.
- Folding – Start with one side of the bottom tortilla and gently fold it inwards. Repeat as you continue to fold around each side,
tucking each side over the other until a star-like shape is formed on top.
- Place fold side down on a flat surface or plate until ready to fry.
- Repeat – Repeat steps 2 through 10 to create three more crunchwraps.
- Frying – In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat a thin layer of oil such as vegetable or canola oil.
- Cook one crunchwrap at a time, placing the fold side down onto the hot oiled skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla is as golden brown and crunchy as desired; repeat with the remaining 3 folded up crunchwraps until they've all been fried. Tip – Depending on the size of your skillet, yo may be able to fry two at a time, but better to not overcrowd them if it's questionable.
- Serving – Slice in half if desired, and serve with warmed gravy for dipping. Crunchwraps are meant to be enjoyed warm, fresh, and hot. I do not recommend refrigerating or freezing leftovers. After all the point is to actually consume your Thanksgiving leftovers and not create more!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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