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plate of 3 stuffing balls with breadcrumbs

Panko Crusted Crispy Stuffing Balls

These Stuffing Balls are the perfect way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing and amp them up with a touch of gooey cheese and a nice crispy coating on the outside!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 492kcal


  • 4 cups cooked stuffing (leftover)
  • 1 cup diced/shredded turkey
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 6 oz. brie rind removed and diced
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/4 cups chicken broth (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the cooked stuffing in a large bowl.
  • Heat the bacon grease in a large sauce pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the turkey and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour over the stuffing. Mix to combine.
  • Add the brie and mix to distribute throughout the stuffing mixture.
  • Add chicken broth (optional) until the mixture is just wet enough to form into balls.
  • Roll stuffing into 2 inch balls. Coat in the flour, dip in the egg wash, and dredge in the panko breadcrumbs. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Spray each ball with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp on the outside.


  1. Place the stuffing mixture in the fridge to chill after mixing it to make it easier to roll in balls;
  2. Chill the balls before dipping them in the panko egg coating to keep them from falling apart;
  3. Add small amounts of chicken broth to make the mixture sticky enough to stick together;
  4. Be sure to spray them thoroughly with the non stick cooking spray so they get nice and golden brown when cooking;
  5. Be careful to not use too many additions or the balls may not stick together;
  6. See below for some variations on these stuffing balls.


Serving: 2balls | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3mg