Use leftover stuffing to make crispy, buttery stuffing cakes

Leftover Stuffing Cakes

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Leftover Stuffing Cakes are the BEST way to use up leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving! Fry these cakes in lots of butter for super crispy edges, and then pour your leftover gravy right on top!



  • 3 cups leftover stuffing (can also make a boxed stuffing like Stove Top if you don’t have leftover stuffing)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk or cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Leftover Turkey Gravy or make our Brown Gravy Recipe, no drippings needed!


Add the leftover stuffing to a bowl. The stuffing should have a consistency like a boxed stuffing mix to make the cakes hold together. If your stuffing has larger pieces of bread and/or sausage you can pulse it a few times in a food processor first. Add extra salt and pepper, if needed.

Add the egg and milk or cream and mix the stuffing mixture together until combined.

Form into cakes like the size of a crab cake, you should get 4-5 cakes from 3 cups of leftover stuffing. Chill the stuffing cakes for at least an hour in the refrigerator, or up to overnight.

Add the butter to a skillet over medium heat. Fry the stuffing cakes on both sided until crispy and warmed through.

Serve the stuffing cakes with warmed turkey gravy or brown gravy.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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