Have you ever had breakfast with Thanksgiving leftovers? Let me tell you, Leftover Stuffing with Eggs and Cheese is a must-try breakfast casserole. So easy to prepare, it’s the perfect way to quickly use up any flavor of leftover stuffing. The stuffing crisps up in the oven and is the perfect crunchy base to hold luscious, soft baked eggs that are topped with gooey grated cheese.
Table of Contents
- Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Casserole with Stuffing
- What you need for Breakfast with Thanksgiving Leftovers
- How to make Leftover Stuffing with Eggs
- How to serve Leftover Stuffing Casserole
- How to store Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
- Leftover Thanksgiving Breakfast FAQ
- Other Leftover Stuffing Ideas
- Leftover Stuffing with Eggs Recipe
Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Casserole with Stuffing
One of the best aspects of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey casserole – even turkey surprise! But in the past few years I have also had fun with leftover stuffing ideas.
What to do with Leftover Stuffing?
My husband Robert and I both love eggs benedict, so my Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Eggs Benedict dish has been a favorite for the last few years. This year, I decided to do something even easier – and the result is Cheesy Baked Eggs in Leftover Stuffing. Simply spread leftover stuffing in the bottom of a baking dish, make hollowed out spaces that you fill with egg, then top with Cheddar cheese and bake. So easy, so delish!
How Do You Revive Leftover Stuffing?
Leftover stuffing can often be dry – the bread in it will absorb any moisture. So, as noted in this recipe, just stir in a bit of vegetable or chicken broth. That should do it!
What you need for Breakfast with Thanksgiving Leftovers
In addition to your leftover stuffing, all you need to make this quick and easy breakfast is vegetable or chicken broth (if your stuffing is on the dry side), eggs, shredded Cheddar cheese and salt and pepper. That’s it!
How to make Leftover Stuffing with Eggs
This leftover stuffing recipe is incredibly easy to prepare with only 4 ingredients! Here are the steps:
- Preheat oven and prep baking dish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 10-inch round baking dish (can also use a 9-inch square dish or a 7- by 11-inch dish).
- Add stuffing.
If your stuffing is a bit dry, moisten with some vegetable or chicken broth. Spoon stuffing into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
- Add eggs.
Make four hollowed-out spaces in the stuffing (evenly spaced) and put one egg in each space.
Place on middle rack in oven and bake for 12 minutes.
- Add cheese and finish.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese; season with salt and pepper. Bake for an additional 2 minutes or until eggs are almost to desired doneness.
- Rest and serve.
Remove from oven and let sit for around 3 to 5 minutes before serving – note that eggs will continue cooking after removing from the oven.
How to serve Leftover Stuffing Casserole
Serve this stuffing with eggs direct out of the baking dish with cooked bacon and fresh fruit on the side.
How to store Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
Any leftovers can be cooled, placed in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Leftover Thanksgiving Breakfast FAQ
Besides this leftover stuffing casserole, try the other dishes I list below in this post!
Place in an airtight container and refrigerated, leftover cooked stuffing will last up to 4 days.
I wouldn’t recommend it – I’ve never eaten a cooked stuffing that tasted good.
Sometimes leftover stuffing can be dry. Add a bit of broth (chicken, turkey or vegetable) before reheating. Melted butter also works well to revive stuffing.
Other Leftover Stuffing Ideas
Here are a few other ways you can repurpose your leftover stuffing:
- Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing and Gravy Eggs Benedict
- Use in place of the potatoes in Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata
- Leftover Dumpling Soup. Make dumplings out of the stuffing, following the directions for the patties in Stuffing Eggs Benedict recipe, but form into 1-inch balls instead of patties. Use in place of the noodles in Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. Add dumplings to broth after Step 2 and cook for 5 minutes.
- 3 cups leftover stuffing, at room temperature
- Vegetable or chicken broth, if needed
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
- kosher salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 10-inch round baking dish (can also use a 9-inch square dish or a 7- by 11-inch dish).
- If your stuffing is a bit dry, moisten with some vegetable or chicken broth. Spoon stuffing into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Make four hollowed-out spaces and put one egg in each space. Bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese; season with salt and pepper. Bake for an additional 2 minutes or until eggs are almost to desired doneness.
- Remove from oven and let sit for around 3 to 5 minutes before serving – note that eggs will continue cooking after removing from the oven.
- Category: breakfast and brunch, leftovers, quick and easy
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: leftovers, stuffing, eggs