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Turkey Rice Paper Dumplings with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Are you about to have leftover turkey and cranberry sauce stuffed in your fridge? You’re in good company! We plan to have leftovers, too. That’s why we’ve made these amazingly delicious Turkey Rice Paper Dumplings with Cranberry Dipping Sauce. This is a fun and flavorful way to use up leftovers and not to brag but I think it might be my favorite holiday leftovers recipe.

The dumplings use leftover shredded turkey, veggie slaw, and a tasty sauce of San-J 25% Less Sodium Tamari, sesame oil, fresh ginger, and garlic all stuffed into rice paper wrapper (double wrap them!) and fried in oil. Then, these are dipped in a yummy sauce made with tamari, rice vinegar, fresh ginger, and cranberry sauce (the jellied kind). The result is a whole different level of repurposing leftovers that tastes nothing like the original Christmas dinner it came from.

If you don’t have leftovers, no problem! Get yourself a can of cranberry sauce and a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and use those ingredients instead. That means you can have this dish any time of year, leftovers or not.

Get more gluten-free recipes that use holiday leftovers.

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Turkey Rice Paper Dumplings with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 dumplings
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Dumplings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag vegetable slaw
  • 2 cups finely shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 2 tablespoons San-J 25% Less Sodium Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12 (8-9 inch) rice paper wrappers
  • Vegetable oil , for frying
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon San-J 25% Less Sodium Tamari
  • 1 ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger


For the Dumplings:

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable slaw and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the turkey, ginger, garlic, tamari, and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through and the slaw is crisp tender.
  • Dip one rice paper wrapper in cold water for a few seconds until pliable and place on a damp surface. Add a spoonful of filling in the center of the wrapper. Starting at the bottom, fold the rice paper wrapper over the filling, then the top over, and finally the sides, making a rectangle.
  • Dip a second wrapper in water, place on a damp surface and fold over in the same manner, double wrapping the dumpling. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Pour enough vegetable oil to come up about ¼ inch in a skillet. Heat over medium-high heat. Fry the dumplings a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Garnish with green onions and serve with dipping sauce.

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • Stir all sauce ingredients together until smooth.


Nutrition Facts
Turkey Rice Paper Dumplings with Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 504mg21%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cranberries Dumplings Leftovers Rice Paper San-J Soy Sauce Tamari Turkey
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