"Stuffing" Biscuit Turkey, Mashed Potato & Cranberry Sandwich - What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Buttery flaky biscuits that taste just like stuffing! Piled high with your favorite Thanksgiving leftover turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry. All the best tastes of the Thanksgiving day feast together in one sandwich.
Around this time last year I became a little obsessed with low-fat copycat Cheddar Bay biscuits . I get why people are crazy about Cheddar Bay biscuits especially when they are served piping hot out of the oven all cheesy and flaky and buttery soft. I whipped up a batch ( they are super easy and only take about 5 min. hands on time) and topped it with an egg, bacon , avocado, spinach and cheese. (The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich).
I got to thinking…hmmm…what else could I do with these delicious little puffs of cheesy goodness. When the idea to add some spices (sage, celery seed, thyme, onion powder) and see if I could make them taste like stuffing came along. Born was the “Stuffing biscuit” ( you can read more about that here)
Now…Thanksgiving is fast approaching and my local Whole Foods has turkey available on the hot bar (meaning you can buy just a small quantity and it’s already roasted ) and the most beautiful fresh cranberries. Standing in the store with a big grin on my face, I knew exactly what that meant! Stuffing Biscuit sandwiches!
Making these biscuits is SO easy! I use Bisquick ( I like the “heart healthy “(low-fat version) but you can use the regular version or they also make a gluten-free version. ( no, I’m not affiliated with Betty Crocker or Bisquick…it’s just that Bisquick works so well for these biscuits) . Mix the Bisquick with a little buttermilk , the stuffing spices (sage, celery seed, thyme, and onion powder) and form the dough into balls. Pop them in the oven for about 7-9 min. Brush them with a little butter and you are ready to commence eating these tasty soft ..flaky…”OMG can I have another” biscuits. Fair warning, they are highly addictive!
While these pair really well with all things Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving leftovers that’s not all you can do with them.
Try stuffing them with:
1. Sliced Apples and Cheddar Cheese
2. Rotissieri Chicken, Lettuce and Tomato
3. Artichoke hearts, Arugula, Roasted Red Peppers and Feta
4. Brie, Prosciutto, Arugula, and Caramelized Onions
5. Black Bean Veggie Patty and Fresh Spinach
6. Cooked Sweet Potato Slices and Kale
7. Mini turkey burgers and melted cheese ( the kiddos should love this one!)
Whatever you decide to stuff these biscuits with (or not- they are fantastic all on their own) I'm pretty sure once you take a bite you'll be smiling too!
"Stuffing " Biscuit Turkey & Cranberry Sandwich
For the "Stuffing" Biscuits
- 2 cups Bisquick reduced fat (called "heart smart"- avail in the baking aisle of most grocery stores, use gluten-free Bisquick for GF option))
- ⅔ cup buttermilk low fat
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded (more or less to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground sage
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon celery seed
- pinch of onion powder
- 2 tablespoon butter
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
For the sandwich filling
- any of your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry.
For the "Stuffing" Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 450 F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or aluminum foil)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine Bisquick, milk, cheese, sage, thyme, celery seed and onion powder ,use hands to mix thoroughly.
- Divide dough and form into six balls.* Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake until tops turn golden brown (approx 7-9 min.) Remove from oven and let cool to touch.
- In a small microwave safe bowl or mug, microwave butter, garlic and salt until butter becomes liquid (approx. 10 sec.). Brush the tops of the biscuits with butter mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.
* if you'd like slightly larger sandwiches form dough into 4 balls instead of 6.
- Cut the biscuit in half horizontally. Pile your favorite fillings on bottom half of biscuit and top with other half.