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Crispy Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties

Talk about a fun way to use holiday leftovers! Making this turkey and stuffing patty is so fast. The family looks forward to this breakfast treat every year. —Kellie Ferea, Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 patties


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups leftover chopped cooked turkey
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Unsweetened applesauce, optional


  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, onion and pepper. Stir in potatoes, turkey and stuffing.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop potato mixture by 1/2 cupfuls into skillet; press to flatten slightly. Fry on each side until golden brown and heated through, 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with applesauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 patties: 364 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Candace
    Nov 29, 2020

    Very good! Used flour to keep them together. They did not crumble.

  • JulieGr
    May 14, 2019

    I tried this and they fell apart. Tasted good but they were now waffles/patties.

  • squeakymouse
    Jan 21, 2019

    I made these using the air fryer. Good, nice change.

  • hola520
    Nov 21, 2018

    I can't wait to try these! Having just been diagnosed Celiac, I get down about not joining in. With my GF stuffing, I can totally and easily join in the meal!! Thanks for a great idea!

  • ebramkamp
    Nov 30, 2015

    These were excellent and a fabulous way to use some Thanksgiving leftovers. Based on the previous reviews I did add half an egg and they held together well. -I simply added the remaining half of the egg to the side of scrambled eggs I was making. I didn't add leftover turkey as my stuffing had sausage in it. I served these with the scrambled eggs then topped everything with leftover turkey gravy I had reheated. Yum!

  • NatTrow
    Nov 29, 2015

    Just tried this recipe. After reading reviews about them falling apart, I had an idea. I tried using the recipe and the first couple patties fell apart. I added 1/2 cup of flour to the remaining mixture and the rest of the patties were perfect. I think the flour absorbed the moisture from the potatoes.

  • LaFawne
    Nov 28, 2014

    I left out the turkey and used vegetarian dressing. Wonderful! This will be my go to recipe for after Thanksgiving :)

  • linolson
    Nov 28, 2014

    This was a disappointment. Followed the recipe exactly. Eatable but in my opinion not a good use for yummy leftovers.

  • aug2295
    Nov 28, 2014

    Flavor was excellent but I had some trouble getting them to hold together.

  • Xena7751
    Feb 25, 2014

    Wow, this is really good. I made them exactly as the recipe said and used turkey gravy on top. With a side of green bean casserole. Yum! They did fall apart a bit in the pan for me but my potatoes were a little runny, maybe add an extra egg next time?