These incredible leftover stuffing recipes are so good, you’ll want to make stuffing every month of the year just so you can have these dishes!
I don’t know about you, but stuffing is one side dish I can never resist, especially when it’s on a holiday table.
I love it so much, I can’t resist making it at least once a month or so to pair with juicy, oven-baked meat recipes.
Stuffing is savory, filling, and it has to be one of the most cherished comfort food recipes out there.
Once you make these 25 leftover stuffing recipes, you’ll realize just how versatile it can be. Enjoy!
1. Leftover Stuffing, Turkey and Cheese Muffins
I’m not kidding — these muffins are basically like having a full Thanksgiving dinner in a convenient, on-the-go form.
Made with turkey, stuffing, and cheese for some extra savory flavor, these babies are to die for.
For a real treat, pack along a container of cranberry sauce or gravy for dipping. You’re welcome.
2. Leftover Stuffing Waffles
You’ve probably made leftover mashed potatoes into potato pancakes before. But did you know that stuffing can be used to make waffles? It’s true!
You’ll need a waffle iron to make these, and the recipe advises not opening it during cooking, otherwise, the waffles won’t set.
3. Turkey and Stuffing Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings is a classic dish that’s loved by all, but after one bite of these stuffing dumplings? You may never want traditional dumplings again.
This turkey and dumplings soup is hot, comforting, and delicious. It’s also super easy and takes just 30 minutes to make.
4. Leftover Mashed Potato and Stuffing Patties
I always mix my mashed potatoes and stuffing together, and then I cover them in gravy.
This dish takes that concept to the next level by making potatoes and stuffing into potato pancakes.
I’m telling you, if you’re a stuffing-potato mixer like I am, this dish is life-changing.
5. Leftover Stuffing Croutons
Yes, you can make croutons out of stuffing for a salad topper that’s unlike any you’ve ever had before.
They add just the right amount of crunch and an extra dose of savory-ness that’s welcome on top of any salad.
6. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites
Bacon. Wrapped. Stuffing. Bites. Do I really even have to elaborate here?
Everything’s better with bacon, including leftover stuffing. Make these tasty bites for your next family gathering, and you’ll be everyone’s favorite relative.
7. Turkey, Cranberry, and Stuffing Sandwich
If you make leftover turkey sandwiches without adding stuffing to the mix, you’re missing out!
This is the ultimate post-turkey dinner lunch, and it’ll keep you satisfied until you get home and indulge in all of the other awesome stuffing treats.
8. Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos
Yep. These creative nachos have it all — turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and then it’s all topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese.
Forget standard nachos. I’ll have these from now on, please and thank you.
9. Leftover Stuffing and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
For a family breakfast that’s easy, delicious, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, you can’t go wrong with this leftover stuffing and sausage breakfast casserole.
It’s extra hearty from the stuffing and will keep you full for hours. This is also a great addition to any brunch menu.
10. Holiday Hash
This leftover hash recipe uses turkey, gravy, and, of course, stuffing! It’s such an easy breakfast to throw together.
For an added dose of tastiness, serve it with a fried egg on top.
11. Thanksgiving Leftover Empanadas
If you love Mexican empanadas, you’ll flip for these stuffing-filled ones! You can add in any other leftovers you like, from turkey to potatoes to gravy.
They’re great with leftover ham instead of turkey, too.
12. Stuffing Topped Mac and Cheese
Please excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. That’s how in awe of this stuffing topped mac and cheese I am.
Is there anything you can’t throw into mac and cheese to make it even better?
The savory taste of the stuffing paired with the creaminess of the cheese is enough to make me weep.
13. Leftover Stuffing and Cheese Quiche
Quiche is yet another meal that you can pretty much add anything into.
It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even a light dinner, paired with a simple green salad.
14. Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
Move over, barbecue chicken, there’s a new poultry-inspired pizza in town, and it’s here to steal the show.
Before I came across this recipe, I never would’ve thought of topping pizza with stuffing and mashed potatoes.
But what can I say? It works, and it’s magnificent.
15. Thanksgiving in a Blanket
These are so easy, you won’t even believe it.
All you’ll need to do is pop open a can of crescent rolls, add stuffing and your other favorite leftovers, and then roll it all up blanket-style and bake.
Boom. It’s Thanksgiving all over again, in handheld form.
16. Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
Thanksgiving leftovers in egg-roll form? Why not?
These are ideal finger foods to serve at a party, and they have all of the best leftovers, including stuffing, all rolled up into a crispy shell.
Dip them in gravy for an over-the-top experience.
17. Turkey Sandwich on Leftover Stuffing Waffles
The only thing tastier on a sandwich than fresh bread is leftover stuffing waffles instead of the bread. This idea is absolutely genius!
The waffles add a crispiness that you can’t get on sandwich bread or a roll. Trust me, you’ll love these!
18. Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Made with peas, carrots, chicken, and leftover stuffing, this casserole is sort of like a cross between the chicken and Stove-Top Stuffing that mom used to make and a chicken pot pie.
For a hearty meal that will warm you up and fill your belly, look no further than this amazing mash-up.
19. Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing
This recipe is a healthier twist on leftovers, in that the stuffing is served in hollowed-out acorn squash.
The dish screams Thanksgiving and fall, but you could probably swap out other squashes when they’re in season, too.
20. Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust
Calling all chicken pot pie lovers! This one’s for you. Turkey pot pie is incredible enough with a regular crust, but this stuffing crust is pretty impossible to beat.
This is one meal where no one will leave the table hungry!
21. Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells
Traditional Italian stuffed shells are one of my favorites, but this version switches things up!
Instead of being filled with ricotta and covered in marinara sauce, these stuffed shells are packed with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes.
As for the topping? You guessed it. They get smothered in gravy. Mmm!
22. Thanksgiving Leftover Pie
Throw all of your turkey day leftovers, including stuffing, into a beautiful baked pie in this recipe.
It’s a simple one-pan meal that’s easy to make, considering the oven does most of the work.
It’s so tasty, however, that everyone will think you slaved all day in the kitchen.
23. Leftover Stuffing and Cheese Balls
Make these stuffing and cheese balls for your next get together, and no one will even have time to talk to each other, they’ll be so busy stuffing their faces with these.
These remind me of fried mac and cheese bites, but with stuffing being the star instead.
24. Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Stuffed Peppers
Another fun take on an Italian classic, these stuffed peppers are filled with turkey, stuffing, and they’re topped with gooey, melted mozzarella cheese.
They’re healthy yet oh-so-satisfying at the same time.
25. Baked Eggs in Stuffing Cups
These are seriously the cutest little breakfast bites you ever did see! I never would’ve thought of using stuffing as the base for eggs, but they come together so beautifully.
The bright, yellow yolk looks so appetizing against the warm background of the stuffing. I could eat the whole tray!
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