What to Do With Leftover Stuffing: 14 Easy Recipes
Acorn Squash Stuffing
Got Thanksgiving houseguests? This day-after leftover stuffing-centric one-pan dish will not only use up your leftovers to easily (re)feed a crowd (because who wants to be a short-order cook the morning after preparing such an epic meal?), the extra egg and cheese additions make it akin to a velvety, savory bread pudding.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
It may have reached its apex of popularity in the '70s and '80s, but that doesn’t mean chicken cordon bleu is any less delicious. If you’re contemplating what to do with leftover stuffing at Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is a great reason to bring it back.
Leftover Stuffing Casserole
Leftover Turkey Dressing Meatball
Leftover Stuffing Muffins
We love pinch-hitter dishes, and these grab-and-go leftover stuffing muffins are not only versatile (they make a great breakfast, lunch, or side dish option), but they use up extra Thanksgiving turkey and add in some great, healthy greens, too. If you want to slim these down a bit, simply sub out the tablespoon of cream or whole milk for nonfat or a tablespoon of plain nonfat yogurt.
Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup
It’s absolutely worth it to make the homemade turkey stock in this recipe for leftover stuffing dumpling soup—it makes enough for the latter, but you can take the rest of the broth, freeze it, and use it for a future culinary endeavor. If you need to get dinner on the table quickly, a high-quality, pre-made turkey, chicken, or vegetable broth will do just fine.
Poutine is that decadent French fry, cheese curd, gravy topped building of guilty pleasures that even typically apologetic Canadians aren’t sorry for one bit. These days, poutine has traveled south, spreading across the United States like ladled gravy. This version makes clever use of leftovers, including the all-important stuffing—and, we think, makes a great accompaniment for a day-after-Thanksgiving movie marathon on the couch.