Have you had your fill of stuffing? These leftover stuffing recipes are so delicious you'll wish it were Thanksgiving every month!

savory leftover stuffing waffle, from Shelf Cooking

If the thought of eating another microwaved plate of Thanksgiving leftovers makes you want to cry, then we've got good news! You don't have to throw away all that holiday goodness! There are SO many fun ways to turn your leftovers into something brand new.

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Wondering what to do with the turkey? We've got a whole post devoted to turkey leftovers, but today we're going to give you some brilliant ideas for using up your stuffing. We hope you're hungry because all ten of these leftover stuffing recipes are to die for. Here we go, you guys!


Want to turn your stuffing into a new side dish to serve with all the leftover turkey? Here are three options:

  • Stuffing Muffins – These are like cornbread's cousin! Preheat your oven to 375°F, then grab a mixing bowl. Mix three cups of leftover stuffing with six eggs, two tablespoons of milk, and a little salt and pepper. Then, scoop the mixture into the muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes. Be sure to leave a little room in your cups because they will expand! You can add in some minced veggies or leftover turkey, too!
  • Broccoli & Cheese Stuffing Casserole – You can’t go wrong with a cheesy casserole! This broccoli casserole recipe from food.com is the perfect way to use your leftover stuffing.
  • Cheesy Stuffing Balls – More cheese? Yes, please! Try these leftover cheesy stuffing balls from Simply Delicious.

Easy, peasy, and anything but boring, huh?


loaded turkey and stuffing panini, from Shelf Cooking

With a bit of effort, you can turn Thanksgiving's star side dish into an entree. Try one of these three recipes:

  • Loaded Turkey Panini – Round up all the leftovers and make a panini! We love to top ours with some cranberry sauce or a little gravy. Pile on the toppings, then grill on the stove or pop in a panini maker. If things get messy, you can always serve yours open-face style. 
  • Turkey & Stuffing Balls – These are so easy and yummy! Preheat your oven to 375°F, then mix three cups of mashed potatoes with three cups of stuffing and a little leftover shredded turkey (just eyeball it). Form into balls, then lay flat on a greased baking dish and cook for 10-12 minutes. Serve with gravy on top and veggies on the side, and enjoy!
  • Stuffing Cakes – This is a similar take on the turkey and stuffing meatballs but in patty form. You can toss stuffing cakes on a hamburger bun or fry an egg to put on top! Just mix one egg and two cups of leftover stuffing, form into patties, and pan-fry in oil for around three minutes on each side. Voila! You can serve your leftover veggies on the side.

Simple, filling, and delicious meals, for the win! (And no food left behind.)


We saved the best for last! Does anyone else think breakfast is the best meal of the day? You'll love these recipes:

Brunch party, anyone?!


We hope these ideas will help keep your stuffing from going to waste this year! If you try a recipe or two, let us know how it goes.

Does your family have a favorite leftover stuffing recipe? Let us know in the comments!

Waffles on a plate and a stuffing sandwich from Shelf Cooking.

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