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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing Balls

Leftover Turkey Stuffing Balls

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftover turkey recip, Thanksgiving Balls, Turkey Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 448kcal
What to do with leftovers?? Here is an amazing way to repurpose turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy! These gastro-pub style Turkey Stuffing Balls are SO good you will end up making them on purpose!
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  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 cups stuffing
  • 1 ½ cups shredded turkey
  • Gravy
  • Optional: Black pepper
  • Panko (see notes)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  • Warm-up your potatoes and stuffing so that they are easy to handle.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, stuffing and turkey and season with black pepper if you like. (There should already be enough salt in the ingredients)
  • Form into balls, pressing down firmly as you would when making a snowball.
  • Place balls onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Plate and coat with hot gravy.
  • Dig in!
  • See notes for the addition of panko and frying these balls up.


No real measurements are needed, simply combine equal parts mashed potatoes and stuffing and then add half the amount of shredded turkey.
As far as nutritional info goes, I really have no idea since everyone makes their stuffing and potatoes differently, its just an estimate.
Over the years as I make these, I now encrust the balls in seasoned panko and fry them up in a bit of butter and grapeseed oil in a nonstick pan.  Just start with the ingredients at room temperature (or warm them up a bit) and form into balls and press panko on. 
Then when ready to enjoy fry them up in a bit of butter/oil, as you would a crab cake and enjoy. If they are super soft, chill just a bit before frying.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g