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Fried balls made with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and coated in panko crumbs fried.

Leftover Thanksgiving Balls Recipe

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  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 32 1x


These leftover Thanksgiving Balls are made using leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, cheese, and turkey! Coat in panko breadcrumbs for a crunchy coating.


Units Scale
  • 3 c. cooked mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked stuffing
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1/4 c. diced green onion
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 c. cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Red pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, eggs, green onion, sharp cheddar cheese, turkey black pepper, red pepper and garlic powder. Use your hands to combine all ingredients. Use a cookie scooper and make balls, roll into a round ball. Pour the panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil to 350 Degrees in a deep fryer. Coat the balls with panko crumbs. Fry for 5-7 minutes until the balls are golden brown. Use a mesh spoon strainer and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Sere while warm
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Appetiser
  • Method: Deep Dry
  • Cuisine: American