Turkey Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe

Thanksgiving is almost here and we all know there will definitely be leftovers. You don’t have to keep eating them until you get tired of them and throw them out. Our Leftover Turkey Stuffing Muffins Recipe will make them feel new again.

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Every year, it’s the same struggle…what do we do with all these leftovers?

Don’t get me wrong! I LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers! But seriously, how many times can we eat turkey, stuffing, and potatoes before we can’t stand them anymore?

That’s why I came up with this twist on using up leftovers! This leftover stuffing muffins recipe uses up A LOT of leftovers but transforms them into something that tastes AND feels different.

These fantastic little muffins are so tasty and a super flexible way to combine your leftovers into a delicious ‘new’ meal. I like to use herb stuffing but you can use rice, cornbread, or any other kind of leftover stuffing you have or prefer.

No matter if you decide to change up the flavors a bit or make this Leftover Turkey Stuffing Muffin recipe just like it is, we promise it will change the way you serve leftovers from now on. 🙂

If you want more delicious holiday side dish recipes, try my Mashed Potato Puffs, Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes, or Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad.

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Ingredients Needed For Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe

  • Stuffing – boxed or homemade are perfect for this recipe
  • Turkey – white or dark meat
  • Egg – binding agent to keep the ingredients from falling apart
  • Turkey Gravy – use gravy packets for making smaller batches
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How to Make Leftover Turkey Stuffing Muffins

Just follow this simple process to transform your leftovers into delectable bites you’ll enjoy all over again!

Step 1

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and preparing your muffin tins with non-stick spray.

Step 2

Combine stuffing, turkey, and egg in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

Step 3

Press a portion of the stuffing mix firmly into the prepared muffin tin.

Step 4

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Your stuffing cups should be golden brown on the top.

Step 5

Allow cooling for 10 minutes in the tin. Then release from the tin by running a sharp knife around the inside edge of the muffin cup.

Step 6

Place on a serving plate, top with gravy, and ENJOY!

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Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe Notes And Tips

  • You don’t have to limit this recipe to leftovers, although that’s why this recipe was developed. You CAN serve this as one of your holiday side dishes!
  • This recipe is super easy to double the batch if you have enough leftover stuffing and turkey.
  • If your stuffing is a little too dry, you can add a splash of chicken broth until your mixture is moist but not soggy.
  • If the stuffing mixture becomes a little too moist, just add in a bit more bread crumbs to soak up the extra moisture.
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Variations To Try

  • Some suggestions for add-ins that you might consider are: shredded cheese, bacon, chives and/or chopped mushroom pieces.
  • In place of or in addition to the turkey, try adding in some sausage or oysters. YUM!
  • For a delicious sweet and savory bite, top with a dollop of cranberry sauce before serving!
  • Make a veggie version of these tasty muffins by adding in spinach, mushrooms, cooked carrots or chopped brussels sprouts.
  • Add in some chopped craisins for a pop of color and an added fresh, sweet flavor.
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If you’ve never taken leftovers and made anything like this leftover stuffing muffins recipe, you may have a question or two. If you don’t see your question already answered below, please leave it for me in the comments!

Can I make the Turkey Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can certainly mix it up ahead of time but I would wait until you are ready to bake to add the mixture to the muffin tin. Be sure to keep the mixture in an air-tight container until ready to bake.

How long will my Leftover Stuffing Muffins keep in the refrigerator?

They will keep in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days if you store them in an air-tight container.

Can these Leftover Turkey Stuffing Muffins be frozen?

Certainly! You can freeze them for up to a month stored in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container.

However, I would freeze them without adding the turkey gravy or cranberry sauce. Once you have thawed them out and re-heated them, you can add your toppings.

Can I use muffin tin liners to bake my Turkey Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe?

Yes, you definitely can! You might find that the foil liners will work better than the paper liners. The foil liners will peel off the muffin much easier.

You might also consider the silicone baking cups. They are pretty nifty and reusable which is a bonus.

What is the best way to re-heat the Stuffing Muffins?

Well, you have a couple of options for re-heating. You can reheat them using the microwave. Heat on high for approximately 45 seconds to 1 minute.

An air fryer is another great option. Re-heating them in an air fryer will help them retain their crispness and moisture.

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More Holiday Recipes You Must Definitely Try

If you love this Turkey Leftover Stuffing Muffins recipe, you’ll want to make sure to also try:

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Leftover Turkey Stuffing Muffins


  • 1 pkg or 2 - 3 cups stuffing, cooked
  • 1 - 2 cups turkey, cooked and chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup turkey gravy, prepared


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine stuffing, turkey and egg until well combined.
  4. Press mixture firmly into prepared muffin pan.
  5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan.
  7. Run a sharp knife around the inside edge of each cup to release the stuffing muffin.
  8. Plate, top with gravy and ENJOY!

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