Leftover Stuffing Patties for Eggs Benedict with Gravy is a quick and easy, creative way to use up holiday leftovers. Flavorful and moist with a crispy crust, Stuffing Patties are topped with poached eggs and finished with reheated leftover gravy. Your family is going to love this new breakfast treat! And don’t worry about leftover stuffing being dry – I tell you how to easily fix that issue.
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What to do with Leftover Stuffing
There are a zillion recipes out there for using leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but few for leftover stuffing. I love stuffing and always seem to have some left after turkey day. So, one year I came up with this recipe for a leftover-inspired eggs Benedict. The stuffing takes the place of the muffin, and leftover gravy stands in for the Hollandaise sauce. Not only is it delicious, it’s super easy and quick to prepare. If you are not an expert at poaching eggs, then just follow my easy directions on how to poach an egg.
Ingredients for Leftover Stuffing Patties
This recipe is so basic yet so full of flavor. All you’ll need is these 4 ingredients:
- Leftover dressing (any kind will work),
- leftover gravy,
- large eggs, and
- olive oil or butter.
Stuffing Patties Variations and Additions
Here are a few additions and variations that you could try to make this recipe your own:
- Add a slice of leftover ham or turkey. Just layer it between the patties and the eggs.
- Chop up and mix leftover broccoli into the patties.
- Fry the eggs instead of poaching.
How to make Leftover Stuffing Patties into Eggs Benedict
Here’s all you have to do to make these Benedicts – and it only takes around 10 minutes!
- Make leftover stuffing patties.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs with a fork. Stir in leftover stuffing and form into 4 patties. Put on a cookie sheet and refrigerate.
- Reheat gravy.
Place leftover gravy in a small saucepan to reheat over medium to medium-low heat. (Add additional broth as needed if too thick.)
- Poach eggs.
Poach the remaining 4 eggs to desired doneness (see directions).
- Fry stuffing patties.
While the eggs are cooking, in a large skillet, heat olive oil (or butter) over medium heat. Cook patties until browned on both sides and heated through.
- Assemble and serve.
Place a patties on 4 breakfast plates; top with eggs. Spoon some heated gravy over top. Serve immediately, passing additional gravy on the side.
Reuse Leftover Gravy!
I love gravy and often have some leftover after Thanksgiving. I don’t like to waste and am always looking for ways to reuse my leftover gravy. In addition to this recipe, here are a few other ideas for what to do with your leftover gravy:
Storing Stuffing Patties
If you have any patties leftover, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Does leftover stuffing need to be refrigerated?
Yes, leftover stuffing should be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze leftover stuffing?
Yes, leftover stuffing can be placed in an airtight container and frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat covered in a preheated 350 oven, adding a few splashes of chicken broth if it’s dry.
Leftover Stuffing Recipe FAQ
Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will last up to 4 days.
The biggest issue with leftover stuffing is that it can be dry. Add a few splashes of broth when reheating and it will come back to life!
- 6 large eggs
- 2 cups leftover dressing
- leftover gravy
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs with a fork. Stir in leftover stuffing and form into 4 patties. Put on a cookie sheet and refrigerate.
- Place leftover gravy in a small saucepan to reheat over medium to medium-low heat.
- Poach the remaining 4 eggs to desired doneness (see directions).
- While the eggs are cooking, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook patties until browned on both sides and heated through.
- Place eggs on top of patties and spoon heated gravy over the top. Serve immediately, passing additional gravy on the side.
- Category: breakfast and brunch, quick and easy, leftovers