You brined the turkey for two days, then stuffed it up the wazoo, roasted it for the entire day, basting every half hour, and then y you sit down and feast on what seems to be a tiny portion. Then, you have all this leftover turkey!

What to do with all this leftover turkey? After a huge Thanksgiving or holiday feast, these recipes uses leftover turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes into yummy leftover turkey cakes for an easy day-after (or more) meal.

Leftover Turkey Cakes


1 cup stuffing

1 cup mashed potatoes

1 cup shaved or cubed turkey

1 egg

1/4 cup cooking oil

Breadcrumbs for coating


In a large bowl, with hands mix together the leftover stuffing, mashed potato, and turkey along with the egg. Form small cakes, and dip into breadcrumbs to coat. Warm cooking oil in a frying pan. Place leftover turkey cakes in the frying pan. Turn sides once browned.

Place on a paper-towel-lined plate. Serve with leftover cranberry sauce, or gravy. Makes about 8 – 10 cakes. Double the recipe if you have more leftovers!

Leftover Turkey Cakes

Leftover Turkey Cakes | amotherworld |

Leftover Turkey Cakes | amotherworld





Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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