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What to do with leftover stuffing: 21 Recipes Waffles, Tacos & More!


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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 leftover thanksgiving turkey bites

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!
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bacon wrapped leftover stuffing bites

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

When looking for ideas on how to use up leftover stuffing these bacon wrapped stuffing bites will have you making more stuffing, just so you can have some!
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Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Repurpose your leftover stuffing into the most delicious savory waffles ever! Serve with a bit of cranberry sauce and a fried egg, and you’ve got a fabulous breakfast in a snap!
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leftover stuffing enchiladas filled with turkey and topped with cheese

Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas

Use up all that leftover stuffing in an untraditional way by making these Thanksgiving Enchaliadas. Super cheesy and delicious you won’t regret making this dish!
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thinly sliced turkey stuffed with stuffing and wrapped into a log topped with gravy

Turkey Roll Ups

Turkey rolls ups are the perfect way to use large pieces of leftover turkey and stuffing! Topped with leftover gravy and served with granberry sauces and greenbeans!
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stuffed pork chips filled with leftovers stuffing and topped with a creamy gravy

Leftover Stuffing Stuffed Pork Chops (With Mushroom Sauce!)

This Stuffed Pork Chop recipe uses leftover stuffing and fresh boneless pork chops and is topped with mushroom soup! A perfect way to use up leftover stuffing, especially if you’ve been turkeyed out!
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shakshuka made with leftover stuffing

Mini Shakshuka with Leftover Stuffing

Love Shakshuka? Make it with leftover stuffing! This recipe is perfect for brunch combining savorty stuffing with tangy tomatoes and a baked egg all in one little dish!
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stuffing balls

Panko Crusted Crispy Stuffing Balls

These Stuffing Balls are the perfect way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing and amp them up with a touch of gooey cheese and a nice crispy coating on the outside!
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turkey and leftovers stuffing dumpling soup

Turkey and Dumplings (with Stuffing Dumplings)

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.
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leftover stuffing tortilla boats filled with stuffing turkey and cranberry

Turkey, Cranberry & Stuffing Pocket

This is the perfect quick leftover stuffing no-hassel lunch! All you need are some tortilla boats, leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry and you’ve got an easy and tasty main dish ready in minutes!
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leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry hand pie

Festive slice – turkey, bacon, stuffing and cranberry pastry

What do you get when you take flaky puff pastry, leftover stuffing, turkey and cranberry sauce? This amazingly portable festive slice hand pie that will have you ditching hot pockets forever!
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leftover Christmas dinner pie topped with flaky puff pastry and filled with leftover stuffing, turkey and more

Leftover Christmas dinner pie

Here’s a second chance to indulge in puff pastry while using up leftover stuffing! This leftover pie uses turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry and adds in bacon and a creamy sauce!
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stuffed mushrooms with leftover stuffing, turkey and mashed potatoes topped with cheese and baked

Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

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!
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easy muffin tin egg muffin that uses leftover stuffing, broccoli and cheese

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffin’ Muffins

Transform your leftover stuffing into a savory breakfast muffin with broccoli and cheddar they are the perfect make ahead dish.
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stuffed baked potatoes filled with leftover thanksgiving foods

Loaded Thanksgiving Potatoes

This is a powerbomb of flavor in potato form! This is an easy and delicious stuffed potatoes recipe that you can use your leftover stuffing to make.
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eggs benedict that uses stuffing as a base instead of an English muffin topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce

Leftover Stuffing Eggs Benedict

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.
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leftover stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey thrown in a pan for a delicious casserole

Leftover Turkey Bake

Leftover Turkey is a delicious skillet meal that starts and ends in one dish. It’s made with leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, gravy and stuffing!
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chicken and stuffing casserole

Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

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!)
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green bean and leftover stuffing casserole side dish

Stuffing and Green Bean Casserole

This Stuffing Casserole with sausage and green beans is an easy Thanksgiving side dish idea. Make on the Stove Top or in the Crock Pot!
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a woman is pulling a stuffing casserole out of the oven

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Casserole

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!
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Leftover Turkey Dinner Tacos

Leftover Turkey Dinner Tacos

Thanksgiving tacos? Yes, please! Leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce topped with fresh cilantro makes for an innovative way to use up leftovers that is tasty and out of the norm!
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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.

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