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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins are stuffing cups filled with turkey, potatoes, gravy, and topped with cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without Thanksgiving leftovers the following day.

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and football. However, it’s also a day for eating!

The one thing about Thanksgiving is that I love spending it with family. Especially when I don’t have to cook for everyone.

But, even if I’m going to my son’s for dinner and my sister-in-law’s for lunch, I will still make a Thanksgiving dinner at home.

Why you ask?

So that we can have Thanksgiving Leftover muffins! Thanksgiving isn’t complete without Thanksgiving leftovers on Black Friday.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

The other reason I make a complete dinner is that Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only holidays when I make my grandma’s sausage stuffing recipe and my mom’s chocolate pudding pie and banana cream pie.

I know it might sound silly to some, but it’s tradition. And I’m old (school) lol.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Yields 6

Air Fryer Stuffing Balls Recipe Ingredients

  • Stuffing 
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Chopped leftover turkey 
  • Brown gravy 
  • Cranberry jelly 
  • For exact amounts, please see the printable recipe card below.
Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

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How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Muffins Recipe

Warm up your stuffing to make it more pliable. 

Form a 1/2” layer on the inside of a jumbo silicone muffin liner. From the bottom of the cup and then press the stuffing to the side of the liner to form a cup. 

Bake the stuffing cups in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes at 400° F.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

While cups are baking. Mix the gravy, mashed potatoes, and turkey meat to create a filling.

Using a large ice cream scoop, fill the stuffing cups with the filling. 

Return cups to the air fryer basket and bake for 5 minutes at 350° F.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

Remove and let cool and spoon a tablespoon dollop of cranberry jelly. If you prefer more gravy as an addition or substitute, have at it.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
Yield: 6

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffing Muffins Recipe

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins are stuffing cups filled with turkey, potatoes, gravy, and topped with cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving isn't complete without Thanksgiving leftovers the following day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of stuffing 
  • 1.5 cups of mashed potatoes 
  • 1 cup of chopped leftover turkey 
  • 1/2 cup of brown gravy 
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry jelly

Instructions

  1. Warm up your stuffing to make it more pliable.  Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  2. Form a 1/2” layer on the inside of a jumbo silicone muffin liner. From the bottom of the cup and then press the stuffing to the side of the liner to form a cup.  Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  3. Bake the stuffing cups in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes at 400°f. Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  4. While cups are baking. Mix the gravy, mashed potatoes, and turkey meat to create a filling. Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  5. Using a large ice cream scoop, fill the stuffing cups with the filling.  Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  6. Return cups to the air fryer basket and bake for 5 minutes at 350°f. Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
  7. Remove and let cool and spoon a tablespoon dollop of cranberry jelly. If you prefer more gravy as an addition or substitute, have at it. Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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