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.
This recipe is joining the ranks of its culinary cousins in the leftovers lineup. I’m looking at you, leftover mashed potato pancakes, muffins and waffles. And you, too, leftover cranberry sauce. Why not get the whole gang on board for the post-feast feast?
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.
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.
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- 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
- 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.
- 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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Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not reprint this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.