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We all know what happens to leftover stuffing. It becomes a sad, lonely dish in the back of the fridge—a once glorious holiday side dish reduced to an over-seasoned pile of breadcrumbs that we so desperately don’t want to waste, but then again don’t want to eat on its own. While we are all clamoring to use up any leftover turkey, stuffing tends to fall by the wayside. So, what’s the next best option when it comes to using your leftover stuffing? Why repurposing it of course!
Stuffing is delicious and versatile and can be used in many different dishes. Sure you have your traditional stuffing leftover ideas like making bites, casseroles, or balls. But then you have some out-of-the-box recipe ideas like tacos, waffles, muffins, and even enchiladas that can really take your leftover stuffing up a notch! The uses for leftover stuffing are endless. To help you figure out what to do with all that leftover stuffing goodness, we’ve gathered a list of 21 recipes to get you started on using up your leftover stuffing.
What To Do With Leftover Stuffing: 21 Uses for leftover stuffing
Deep Fried Thanksgiving Bites
A good way to use up leftover stuffing is with these deep fried Thanksgiving bites! They’re crunchy and perfect – almost like a Thanksgiving hush puppy, and may even rival your holiday meal altogether!
This Turkey and Dumplings soup has these amazing crispy stuffing dumplings made from leftover Thanksgiving stuffing (or any leftover stuffing). A deep rich, turkey broth with chunks of roasted turkey and crispy baked balls of leftover stuffing is all you need to keep warm and snuggly.
What’s better than stuffed mushrooms? Stuffed mushrooms that taste like the holidays are an absolute treat! Use up that leftover stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, etc. Top with cheese and fresh herbs for a lip-smacking dish!
Think outside the box when you’re looking for ideas on how to use up your leftover stuffing with this eggs benedict recipe! Throw out the English muffin and bring in the stuffing topped with an egg and smothered in hollandaise sauce.
A super easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole smothered in a creamy sauce that’s topped with green beans and savory leftover stuffing. Add any leftover veggies, cheese and gravy you’d like! (This recipe is also Crock Pot Friendly!)
Not sure what to do with your leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner? Combine your leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more together in this delicious leftover turkey casserole recipe!
How long is leftover stuffing good for in the fridge?
Stuffing will last about three to five days in the fridge, depending on how cold you keep your refrigerator.
Can you freeze leftover stuffing?
Absolutely! Just make sure you cool it down first before placing it in the freezer. Then, wrap tightly with aluminum foil and then place inside of a large ziplock bag to prevent any freezer burn.
How do you reheat leftover stuffing?
Reheating leftover stuffing is a delicate process due to the fact that it can dry very quickly when heat is added back to it. To reheat, simply add a tablespoon or two of water and stir well in a saucepan on medium heat until heated thoroughly throughout. Add more water as needed if you notice that your stuffing is drying out fast.
can you eat stuffing cold the next day?
Sure! If you like to eat cold stuffing go for it. There isn’t anything in it that requires you to reheat it before consumption after it has already been cooked.
What do you do with mushy stuffing?
If you put your stuffing in the fridge and it got mushy, don’t worry! You can spread your mushy stuffing out on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 – 20 minutes depending on how mushy it is.