Left-over cheesy stuffing balls

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These cheesy stuffing balls recipe is the perfect way to use up left-over stuffing after Thanksgiving or Christmas and makes a great snack.

Left-over stuffing and cheese balls

Thanksgiving and Chrismas leftovers are just the best, aren’t they? There’s nothing like making yourself a really good sandwich with all those delicious bits that are left over after the big feast. But why just stick to a sandwich when there is so much more you can do with Thanksgiving leftovers?

These stuffing balls filled with melty mozzarella cheese is the ultimate celebration of leftovers. They have a similar vibe to Italian Arancini (risotto balls) and are so easy to make. You can stuff them with pretty much anything (leftover turkey and cranberry sauce with cheese would be uh-mazing!) before rolling them, coating them and frying them. Is it must me or is the day after Thanksgiving/Christmas starting to sound even more exciting?!

Left-over stuffing and cheese balls

How to make leftover stuffing balls

Blend the leftover bread stuffing with an egg and a splash of milk to prevent it from being too dry in a food processor until smooth. Stuff cubes of cheese, leftover turkey or cranberry sauce in the centre and roll into golf-ball sized balls. Bread the stuffing balls by coating them first in flour, then beaten egg and finally in breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and crisp then drain and serve with lemon wedges.

How long are leftovers good for in fridge?

Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days in a sealed container but I would keep an eye on it and if anything smells off/funny or looks like it’s dried out a lot then rather discard.

What to make out of leftovers?

  1. Leftover turkey BLT Club sandwich
  2. Healthy leftover turkey Caesar wrap
  3. Leftover ham and pea pasta bake 
  4. Eggs Benedict with leftover ham 
  5. Pea & leftover ham Frittata
5 from 6 votes
Left-over stuffing and cheese balls
Cheesy leftover stuffing balls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These cheesy stuffing balls recipe is the perfect way to use up left-over stuffing after Thanksgiving or Christmas and makes a great snack.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread stuffing, stuffing balls, Thanksgiving leftovers
Servings: 12 stuffing balls (depending on size)
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 4 cups leftover bread stuffing
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese cubed
  • 2 cups flour seasoned
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Combine the stuffing, egg and milk in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. 

  2. Form golf-sized balls and stuff with a cube of cheese. 

  3. Roll the stuffing balls first into the season flour, then coat with the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs. 

  4. Heat the oil in a pot and fry the stuffing balls until golden brown and crisp. 

  5. Remove then drain and serve with lemon wedges. 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy leftover stuffing balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 395mg 16%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Laurie
    Reply

    That cheese! Yuuuummmm!

  • Christine
    Reply

    Love this! Definitely going to make extra stuffing so that I can make these the next day.

  • Dorah
    Reply

    Wow this just sound good, am definitely trying it tonight. You my favorite Cook Alida keep the good work up. Love you and your recipe, every recipes I have tried by far are amazing. Thanks a lot

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