5 minute Turkey Roll Ups

by Sarah

in Asian Dishes, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Entrees, Nut free, Thanksgiving, Western Dishes

Make these fast and easy Turkey Roll-ups to eat up your leftover turkey with an Asian flavored twist. These rollups are a spin off Peking Duck Rolls.

Turkey Roll UpThanksgiving was a blur (but a very happy one!) for me. With finals coming up, I flew home for a few short days to see my parents. On Thanksgiving day, we had family friends over, and it was filled with delicious food and good company. Since my family immigrated to the United States, we don’t have extended family here, but our family friends are like our extended family and we usually spend the holidays together rotating among who hosts each dinner party each holiday.

Thanksgiving CollageOur friends also brought many home-cooked dishes – quite a few of our friends are avid cooks! The food was a mix of American and Chinese food. The  jewel of the night was the Turkey my mom made. She marinated it and cooked it in the style Chinese people cook Peking duck, creating a crispy soy-sauce based skin and tender meat inside. We had so much turkey left, I brought quite a bit back to school with me.

Turkey Roll UpOnce I was back, I picked up some flatbread from the local grocery stores and have been eating Turkey roll-ups since. It takes just 5 minutes to make (win because I’m taking finals now!) and the sweet bean sauce makes it taste like Peking duck rolls. There are just 5 ingredients, the flatbread, sauce, turkey, scallions, and cucumbers rolled into a burrito shape roll. The sweet bean sauce (甜面酱) also pronounced Tian Mian Jiang is made from fermented soy beans, and tastes sweet with hints of salty. You can find it at your local Asian supermarket.

Turkey Roll Up

When using scallions, be sure to only use the white part of the scallions an to cut it into thin strips. This is the way Peking duck is eaten, and the thin strips help distribute the spiciness of the scallion whites. Add vegetables first, and meat last, and roll toward the meat – the chunks of meat helps keep the roll together! You can use flatbread or tortilla rolls, whichever is easier to find.

turkey-roll-up-5And just roll it up for a quick lunch or dinner. This is how my family eats up leftover turkey every Thanksgiving, and I love it for the taste and super fast easy recipe. Make these the morning before work for lunch, or spend five minutes in the kitchen to make your dinner. 5 minutes prep for dinner? Yes please.

Turkey Roll Up Collage

How do you use up your leftover turkey? I still have quite some turkey left to try any new ideas!

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5 minute Turkey Roll Ups
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Easy 5 minute turkey roll ups styled after traditional Chinese peking duck rolls
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese-American fusion
Serves: 1 roll
  • ¼ cup chopped turkey
  • 1 teaspoons sweet bean sauce
  • 2 scallion whites, shredded
  • ½ cup shredded cucumber
  • 1 pieces flatbread or tortilla
  1. Spread sweet bean sauce on tortilla.
  2. Add shredded cucumber, then shredded scallions on one side of the roll. Add turkey next to the scallions.
  3. Roll starting from where the cucumber is, rolling over the turkey to complete the roll.
Don't have access to sweet bean sauce? Try replacing with hoisen sauce for a similar taste.



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1 Oriana Romero December 1, 2014 at 4:20 am

This is a great idea! These rolls looks fantastic. I think I need to buy the sweet bean sauce and try this soon. Pinned!


2 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

Thanks Oriana! Let me know how you like it!


3 Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong December 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

Hi Sarah, Glad you had a great Thanks giving!! the turkey surely looks delicious!! And i am so intrigued to this wrap.. Sweet bean sauce is a great addition to this wrap.. Cant wait to try it.. :)


4 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

Thanks Arpita! The turkey was very yummy!


5 Nagi@RecipeTinEats December 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Oooh, I am SO jealous!! Your Asian cross American Thanksgiving is MY perfect thanksgiving!! I have never been in America over Thanksgiving but when I am there, I know where I want to be….I LOVE this. Love love love this!! (Referring to the thanksgiving peking duck roll up :)) I am always after Asian style things to use leftover chicken and turkey with and this is right up my alley. Sweet Bean Sauce! How did I not think of using that in a wrap? It’s so obvious it will be so great! I would probably even warm the tortilla up slightly to make it even more like a duck pancake :)


6 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I’m glad you like this recipe Nagi! Great idea about warming the tortilla up before rolling! I will do that when I eat it tonight!


7 Annie+@+ciaochowbambina December 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Yum! I love the idea of the cucumbers and the scallions. So fresh and crunchy!


8 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Thanks Annie!


9 Connie @ Sprig and Flours December 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

That turkey looks amazing, and turning the leftovers into wraps is such a genius idea (: There are still so many turkeys at the grocery store. Your post is tempting me to go get one just so I can make these wraps!

I’m so glad to hear you had a happy thanksgiving. I love that your family and friends celebrate the holiday together. Also, that pecan pie is gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful finals week.


10 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Hi Connie! I’m glad you like the recipe! Thanks for the wishes :) Hope you have a great week too!


11 Amanda December 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

The combination of flavors in these sounds delicious!!!


12 Sarah December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Amanda!


13 Mira December 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

These look so delicious Sarah! I love the asian flavors! Can’t wait to try them, too bad I have no turkey left :) Pinning!


14 Sarah December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Mira!


15 Joanne December 3, 2014 at 4:14 am

This is such a unique way to use up that turkey! Love the Asian flavor infusion.


16 Sarah December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Joanne!


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