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These leftover turkey dumplings are reminiscent of your favorite take-out appetizer. The turkey gets finely chopped and tossed with flavorful ingredients, such as fresh ginger, tamari, and sesame oil. Have fun experimenting with different dumpling shapes: triangles, purse shapes, or half-moons all work with this recipe. You can even freeze any uncooked dumplings for another time—they'll come in handy on busy weeknights. Serve these with a simple tamari-based dipping sauce, or drop them into a miso broth for a satisfying meal. Try these with ground chicken or pork when all the turkey is gone.


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
4 to 6 servings


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  • Mix turkey, scallions, garlic, tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl until combined. Cover the wonton wrappers with a lightly damp towel (this will keep them from drying out). Moisten the edges of the first wrapper with water, place a scant tablespoon of turkey filling in the center, fold into a triangle, and bring two corners together. Pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and mixture, covering the completed dumplings with a damp towel as you work to keep them from drying out.

  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Lower heat to a rolling simmer and, working in two batches, carefully lower dumplings into the water. Cook until each dumpling floats to the surface, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon; tap on paper towel to drain excess water.

  • Make the sauce: Whisk together the tamari, scallion, vinegar, honey, and ginger in a small bowl. Serve with the dumplings.