Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are the perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but they also make an easy and unique weeknight meal! Filled with turkey and stuffing and dipped in gravy or cranberry sauce, these tasty egg rolls are made quickly in the air fryer.

thanksgiving egg roll cut in half showing the turkey & stuffing.

Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

Making egg rolls in the air fryer is such a good idea!

I was anti-frying for years. I didn’t allow it in my house because it makes a mess (on top of being unhealthy), but now that I have an air fryer, my horizons have been broadened and I can make things I normally wouldn’t.

Thanksgiving egg rolls have such good flavor and are far from boring.

Use leftover stuffing and turkey after Thanksgiving to easily make them, or whip them up during the week for dinner because they really are that easy.

If you make these and still have leftover turkey, throw it into some slow cooker turkey noodle soup!

sliced air fryer egg roll

Tools you’ll need

  • Air Fryer – This is the air fryer I have and so far so good. I had a smaller one first and am happier with the larger 5.8QT size.
  • Pastry Brush – To spread the egg wash. I feel like the silicone version is easier to clean.
  • Tongs – I use tongs more & more in the kitchen. They’re great for flipping the hot egg rolls.

Ingredients

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Stuffing – Either use leftover stuffing or make a box of Stovetop (or your favorite).
  • Turkey Breast – Again, either leftovers, or use cooked, cubed, turkey breast. Shown here is a smoked turkey breast from Honey Baked Ham but try my slow cooker turkey breast!
  • Egg – For the egg wash to seal the egg rolls.
  • Egg Roll Wrappers – These are easy to find at the market.
  • Chicken Stock – To fancy up the stuffing.
  • Thyme – Thyme is herby and a bit peppery, but still sweet. Use fresh if you can, otherwise dried will work.
  • Rosemary – Rosemary is peppery, lemony, and woodsy. Again, fresh or dried.
  • Sage – Sage is earthy and even a bit minty. The three herbs work really well together.

overhead shot of turkey & stuffing in pan

How to make Thanksgiving Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

  1. STEP ONE: First, to a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the chicken stock to a simmer. Remove it from the heat and add the prepared stuffing and chopped fresh herbs. Stir in the cubed turkey.
  2. STEP TWO: Next, to a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash to seal the egg rolls.
  3. STEP THREE: Then, lay an egg roll wrapper out so it looks like a diamond. Brush the edges with the egg wash. Spoon in two tablespoons of the stuffing mixture across the center. Fold the bottom up, then the left side in, then the right side in, and finish rolling tightly. Place them seam side down while you finish rolling the rest.
collage of how to wrap an egg roll
  1. STEP FOUR: Once you have all the egg rolls wrapped, spray your air fryer basket with olive oil and place 4-5 in, seam side down. Lightly spray the tops with more olive oil (or avocado oil). Cook for 6 minutes at 390 degrees. Then use tongs to flip, spray again, and cook another 4 minutes.
five egg rolls in air fryer basket

Let cool and serve with gravy and/or cranberry dipping sauces.

How long to cook egg rolls in air fryer

You will cook these turkey & stuffing egg rolls for 10 minutes at 390 degrees in the air fryer, flipping after 6 minutes.

stack of air fryer egg rolls with dipping sauces

What to serve with them

I dipped my turkey & stuffing egg rolls in gravy and a cranberry sauce.

Gravy options: make ahead turkey gravy, brown gravy, or mushroom gravy.

You can use leftovers for these or I’ll give you easy recipes for both below.

Other than that, you could serve these egg rolls with baked mac & cheese, roasted green beans, and chocolate lush for dessert.

white plate with stack of turkey & stuffing air fryer egg rolls

Cranberry Dipping Sauce

  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup sugar

To a medium saucepan, over low heat, add the cranberries, strawberries, sugar, and orange juice. Bring to a simmer, cooking until the cranberries pop, about 6-8 minutes. Stir and simmer for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and use a masher until the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a small dish for dipping.

Gravy for Dipping

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp salt to taste

To a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add the butter and melt. Then, add in the diced onion and saute until translucent. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the flour and pepper, making a roux. Add in the herbs, chicken stock, and salt. Continue simmering over low heat until the gravy thickens, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small dish for dipping.

air fryer egg roll being dipped into cranberry sauce

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white plate with stack of turkey & stuffing air fryer egg rolls
4.67 from 6 votes

Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

Servings: 12 egg rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are the perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but they also make an easy and unique weeknight meal! Filled with turkey and stuffing and dipped in gravy or cranberry sauce, these tasty egg rolls are made quickly in the air fryer.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

For the egg rolls

  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups stuffing (1 box) prepared
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage chopped
  • 1 pound turkey breast cooked & cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 12 egg roll wrappers

For the gravy

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp salt to taste

For the cranberry dipping sauce

  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar

Instructions

For the egg rolls

  • Bring the chicken stock to a simmer over low heat in a medium sauce pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the prepared stuffing, fresh herbs, and cubed turkey.
  • Whisk together the egg and water in a small bowl to make the egg wash.
  • Lay out one egg roll wrapper so it looks like a diamond. Brush the egg wash along the edges of the wrapper.
  • Scoop 2 Tablespoons of the stuffing mixture and lay across the egg roll wrapper.
  • Bring the bottom of the wrapper up first, then the left side, then the right, tucking and rolling tightly. Place seam side down on a plate while you finish rolling the rest.
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray (I use olive oil) and lay in 4-5 egg rolls, seam side down, and lightly spray them with non-stick spray.
  • Cook at 390 for 6 minutes, then use tongs to flip the egg rolls, lightly spray again, and cook another 4 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Remove and enjoy!

For the gravy

  • To a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add the butter and melt. Then, add in the diced onion and saute until translucent. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the flour and pepper, making a roux. Add in the herbs, chicken stock, and salt. Continue simmering over low heat until the gravy thickens, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small dish for dipping.

For the cranberry dipping sauce

  • To a medium saucepan, over low heat, add the cranberries, strawberries, sugar, and orange juice. Bring to a simmer, cooking until the cranberries pop, about 6-8 minutes. Stir and simmer for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and use a masher until the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a small dish for dipping.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Aaron McCargo Jr.
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. I recommend reheating in the air fryer, or in the oven until warmed through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published December 9, 2009.

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6 Comments

  1. Melissa I love egg rolls, I love stuffing, I love turkey! What’s not to love about these? Cannot wait to tru them. Since I love alone, a senior and don’t have an air fryer, could these be baked in the oven? I also can’t wait to try the Buffalo Chicken egg rolls! Thank you!

    1. Hi Sharon, yes, you can definitely bake them. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving a little space in between each one. Spray or brush with oil and bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Let me know how you like them!

  2. I love these !!! My question is can they be frozen so you can reheat ? Would you cook them first (air fry ) or fry then when thawed ? I have so much turkey that I need to use !