Sure, you can eat the same meal again: Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, etc. But it’s more fun to get creative and repurpose leftovers. Like with this recipe for Thanksgiving leftover burritos, filled with delicious Thanksgiving leftovers and dipped in a sweet-savory sauce.

Thanksgiving leftover burritos: Thanksgiving favorites turn into something new and fresh!

One of my favorite food moments of the year happens the day after Thanksgiving, when I’m deciding what to do with my Thanksgiving leftovers.

So here’s a new recipe to add to your Thanksgiving-leftover-recipes repertoire: Thanksgiving leftover burritos!

These aren’t your average burritos.

In this recipe, leftover turkey, stuffing, and asparagus get a makeover and are wrapped in a large burrito shell. These ingredients are placed on a base of cream cheese and Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment. They’re rolled up into a hearty burrito with the flavors of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving leftover burritos: Repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers and make something new and delicious!

 What You Need To Make Thanksgiving Leftover Burritos

Here’s what you’ll need to make Thanksgiving leftover burritos:

  • Large burrito shells: Look for the largest flour burrito shells you can find. A regular-size tortilla shell won’t be big enough to make a proper burrito.
  • Cream cheese: A layer of cream cheese tastes great and serves as the culinary “glue” to keep this burrito together.
  • Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment: This sweet-tangy dressing adds a lightness and subtle sweetness to these burritos.
  • Leftover turkey and stuffing: The bulk of the burritos is the turkey and stuffing. Add as much as you want!
  • Leftover asparagus (or green beans): Adding leftover veggies adds a fresh element.

What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Make these burritos, with turkey, stuffing, and more leftovers!

Assembling The Burritos

How to make Thanksgiving leftover burritos: Click through for recipe!

Here are a few tricks to make burrito rolling a breeze:

  • Heat tortilla shells in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds to soften. A soft shell is much easier to fold than one that is room temperature.
  • Place ingredients just below the center of the shell.
  • Start rolling from the bottom up, folding in sides as you get to them.
  • At the end, tighten the burrito and rest seam side down. You can use a bit of cream cheese under the fold to keep the burrito together.
  • Spread a bit of butter on the outside of the burrito. Place in a frying pan or a George Foreman grill to heat and brown the burrito.

Thanksgiving leftover burritos with Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment on the side. Click through for recipe!

About The Sauce

One item I always have stocked in my pantry is Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment. This sweet, tangy, tomato-y dressing can be used in so many different recipes, from sauces to stir frys to marinades to salads and dips.

This dressing is available in Hy-Vee, Walmart, other grocery stores, and can also be purchased online. It is available in Home Style and Light & Lean varieties.

Here are some more recipes using Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment:

More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Get creative with your Thanksgiving leftovers by making one of these resourceful recipes:

Thanksgiving leftover burritos with Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment on the side. Click through for recipe!

Thanksgiving Leftover Burritos

Yield: 1 burrito
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe makes one large burrito, big enough for one hungry person. Feel free to double or triple the recipe to feed more.


  • 1 extra large flour tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment
  • 1/2 cup leftover stuffing
  • 3/4 cup leftover turkey
  • 4 stalks leftover asparagus
  • Chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment, as a dipping sauce


  1. Heat tortilla in microwave for 5 to 10 seconds to soften. Alternatively, you can place the tortilla over a low flame for a few seconds to soften (watch carefully!)
  2. Spread cream cheese on center of tortilla. Add Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment.
  3. Place leftover stuffing on top, followed by turkey, asparagus, and green onion.
  4. Starting at the bottom of the tortilla, start folding up, folding in edges when you come to them.
  5. Tightly fold at the end, securing with a bit of cream cheese, if necessary.
  6. Spread butter on the outside of the tortilla shell. Place burrito in a George Foreman grill or frying pan to heat and brown the tortilla.
  7. Cut burrito in half and serve with Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment on the side.

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