Turkey Dinner Croquettes

Dawn Whitted


I love making leftovers into yummy new things. This recipe is designed to use up holiday leftovers. You really can put virtually anything into it and they would be amazing.

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10-15 patties
15 Min
20 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a very delicious concoction Dawn created. These croquettes are a great way to use your leftover turkey and stuffing. The Cheese-Its crumbs add a bit more flavor than traditional bread crumbs. And I loved using the French fried onions as the coating. Just adds to the overall flavors. What's great is you can really use whatever you have left over - corn, green bean casserole, etc - to add to the stuffing and turkey mixture. You can serve with a dressing but, honestly, this turkey croquette was yummy all by itself.


10-12 oz
turkey, cooked (holiday dinner leftovers work)
1 c
stuffing (holiday leftovers)
1 stalk(s)
celery, diced
2 small
green onions, finely chopped
1 c
cauliflower & broccoli florettes, green bean casserole or corn
1 large
1 - 1 1/2 c
cracker crumbs *I used Cheeze-Its*
salt and pepper
1 c
French fried onions or crackers, crushed
olive oil


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1Using a food processor, chopper or Bullet finely chop meat, celery, onion, cauliflower, and broccoli.

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2Stir in stuffing and 1c crushed cracker crumbs.

*I used Cheeze-Its & saltines but any flavor of crackers would work.

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3Whisk egg well and add to mixture along with a pinch of salt and pepper.

*This makes a good binder for the patties*

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4Take a scoop of the mixture and roll into a ball that sticks together (add more cracker crumbs if it's not holding together well). Press ball into patties the size of a standard burger bun in diameter.

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5Dredge patties in crushed French fried onion or remaining cracker crumbs if desired.

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6Heat a skillet to medium heat and use 2 tbsp olive oil fry the patties for 3-5 minutes on each size until golden brown.

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7Serve these patties on a bed of fresh greens with a light dressing (sour Cream w/chives) or on a grilled sesame bun topped with tomato, cucumber & lettuce.

Make the patties smaller for appetizers.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving 2.0