Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the only thing better than the meal itself is, of course, the leftovers! And I’m no stranger to transforming Turkey Day extras into something special on the second (and third, and fourth…) day after the big feast. My latest creation? Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins. I repeat, stuffing muffins.

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe

This recipe is joining the ranks of its culinary cousins in the leftovers lineup. I’m looking at you, leftover mashed potato pancakesmuffins and waffles. And you, too, leftover cranberry sauce. Why not get the whole gang on board for the post-feast feast?

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe

This quick-fix recipes makes use of not one, not two, but three (and potentially four) of Thanksgiving’s biggest hits: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Add a few eggs and some stock to bind and moisten the mixture, and you’ll transform a classic side dish into grab-and-go muffins.

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe

Simply portion the mixture into a muffin tin then bake the muffins until they’re golden brown and slightly crisped. Top off the muffins with a dollop of leftover cranberry sauce and/or a drizzle of leftover gravy and you’ll be holding all the Thanksgiving highlights in the palm of your hand.

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins

This recipe for Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins makes use of not one, not two, but three (and potentially four) of Thanksgiving’s biggest hits: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. 
5 from 3 votes
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 4 1/2 cups crumbled leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups chopped leftover turkey
  • 3 large eggs, whisked lightly
  • 1/2 cup chicken or turkey stock (See Kelly’s Note)
  • Leftover cranberry sauce or gravy, for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the leftover stuffing, leftover turkey, eggs and stock, stirring until combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly into the 12 muffin cups then bake the muffins for about 30 minutes or until they’re crisped slightly on top and the mixture is cooked through.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the tin before removing them. Serve with leftover cranberry sauce or gravy.

Kelly’s Note:

  • If your stuffing is particularly dry, you may need to add additional stock until the mixture is moist but not mushy.
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Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 407mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 305IU, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1.2mg

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    1. Hi Kelly! No, I haven’t so I can’t say for certain what the resulting taste/texture would be. Let me know if you give it a shot!

  1. My daughter made these last year. e loved them. This year I did the Christmas dinner so today I’m making the Boxing Day Muffins.

    Thanks for your recipe.

    Sharon Kimmel

  2. Hi Kelly
    I have been wondering how to use leftover turkey. I will definitely make these muffins, plan to serve them for Christmas. Thanks.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Kelly!
    These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them this year.
    May I please include this recipe and an image as part of a Thanksgiving leftovers recipe roundup?
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Mel! You’re welcome to include an image but we ask that you not include the full recipe, but rather a link back to this post. Thanks!

  4. I LOVE muffins!!! Anything that can be made in a muffin just sings to me! Since I’m just discovering this recipe and didn’t make turkey for Christmas…I am trying these tonight with ham. Yup…I said HAM!! And using the juice from the ham instead of broth to moisten the mixture. Thank you Kelly for the GREAT idea and I will definitely be trying it again with turkey in the coming months. Happy New Year!!!!