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Deep-Fried Stuffing

Deep-Fried Stuffing turns leftover Thanksgiving stuffing into a delicious appetizer that's great for gameday. They taste great on their own and even better dipped in an easy and creamy cranberry sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil


  • In a medium bowl, mix stuffing, melted butter, 1 egg, and cheese. Shape into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball. (If stuffing mixture is too dry to hold together, add another tablespoon of butter or a splash of chicken broth or milk.)
  • Whisk together the 2 eggs and milk in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine bread crumbs and salt.
  • Dip balls in egg mixture and then coat in bread crumbs.
  • Heat about 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven to 365 degrees.
  • In batches ( about 6 at a time) cook the stuffing balls until golden brown on all sides. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.


Serve plain, with gravy or you can make an easy cranberry sauce by mixing together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup cranberry sauce, and 1 to 2 teaspoons lime juice.