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Give these mashed potato and stuffing balls a try for your next Thanksgiving feast. They are a fun way to serve your guests.  

Use Thanksgiving Leftovers in a Recipe 

While you can serve these little gems as a side dish for your Holiday meal, they are a great way to use up leftovers.  

Mashed potatoes and stuffing are two Thanksgiving side dish staples. Why not combine them into one delicious ball? These mashed potato and stuffing balls are easy to make and the perfect use for any leftover mashed potatoes or stuffing. Give them a try. 

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Mashed Potato and Stuffing Balls

Recipe Using Stove Top Stuffing 

A delicious Thanksgiving appetizer recipe that can be served prior to Thanksgiving dinner or can be made with the leftovers the day after.  

Fried Leftover Mashed Potatoes 

You can make a delicious new recipe out of leftover mashed potatoes by combining 1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes, cooled. One large egg. 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, vegetable oil for frying. However, add stuffing to this mixture, along with butter, milk, and garlic salt and you have a new taste experience waiting for you. 

Coat with flour, bread crumbs, and butter milk, fry in hot oil and these become a restaurant style appetizer or side dish.  

Mashed Potato Stuffing Balls have a crunchy outside with a soft and full flavor inside. So Delicious! 

Leftover Holiday Recipe

How To Make Mashed Potato and Stuffing Balls 

This can be prepped in just a few minutes if using leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing! 

Make the box stuffing according to the package directions, set aside. Leftover stuffing works great for this recipe.  

Cook the potatoes and add butter, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mash the potatoes just like you would for making your mashed potato side dish.  

In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the stuffing mixture.  

Shape the balls. Use a tablespoon scoop or tablespoon to form golf ball-sized balls.  

Roll all the balls in flour. After shaping all the mashed potato balls, roll them in flour and then set it aside on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pro Tip. This will help them have a crispier outside.  

Once all the mashed potato balls have been rolled in flour, dredge each ball in slightly beaten eggs and then in the panko breadcrumbs.  

In a skillet or cast iron pan, heat the oil to 350° Fahrenheit. While the oil is heating, set up the breading stating using separate containers for the flour, slightly beaten egg, and panko breadcrumbs.  

Roll each ball into the flour, then the buttermilk mixture, and lastly in the bread crumbs. 

Place about 8 -10 balls into the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides. This will take about 2 minutes per batch. 

Remove and place on plate lined with paper towels. 

Serve with gravy or your favorite dipping sauce. 

Side Dish Appetizer

Party Appetizers 

You don’t have to wait for the Holidays to make this fun and scrumptious recipe. It is a perfect full-flavor appetizer to serve for any gathering. While these are great for using leftover side dishes in a new way, they can be made as a delicious finger food at any party, New Year’s Eve gatherings, Christmas parties, and family gatherings.  

Other Delicious Appetizers 

These sausage and cream cheese bites have a funny name “donkey balls”. However, they are packed with flavor and will soon become not only the talk of the party, but one of the requested recipes.

Easy as 1-2-3 to get homemade taste from store bought pickles. Ever go to a party and someone brought homemade pickles and you keep going back for more?

These deviled eggs are perfect for snacks, potlucks, tailgates, and summer dinners. If you are on a budget, make sure that eggs are on the menu. Whenever these appear at a party, they are the first thing to disappear.

Mashed Potato and Stuffing Appetizers

Storage of Leftovers 

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat with a crispy outside, bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. 

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Mashed Potato and Stuffing Balls

Give these mashed potato and stuffing balls a try for your next Thanksgiving feast. They are a fun way to serve your guests. Use Thanksgiving Leftovers in a Recipe While you can serve these little gems as a side dish for your Holiday meal, they are a great way to use up leftovers.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, appetizer, holiday recipe, leftover side dish recipe, side dish, Thanksgiving recipe
Servings: 8 servings about 16 balls
Calories: 366kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Stuffing Mix Cooked according to the package directions
  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Breading

  • 2 Cups Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Large Egg slightly beaten
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil for frying, add more as needed

Instructions

  • Make the box stuffing according to the package directions, set aside. Leftover stuffing works great for this recipe.
  • Cook the potatoes and add butter, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mash the potatoes just like you would for making your mashed potato side dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the stuffing mixture.
  • Shape the balls. Use a tablespoon scoop or tablespoon to form golf ball-sized balls.
  • Roll all the balls in flour. After shaping all the mashed potato balls, roll them in flour and then set it aside on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pro Tip. This will help them have a crispier outside.
  • Once all the mashed potato balls have been rolled in flour, dredge each ball in slightly beaten eggs and then in the panko breadcrumbs.
  • In a skillet or cast iron pan, heat the oil to 350° Fahrenheit. While the oil is heating, set up the breading stating using separate containers for the flour, slightly beaten egg, and panko breadcrumbs.
  • Roll each ball into the flour, then the buttermilk mixture, and lastly in the bread crumbs.
  • Place about 8 -10 balls into the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides. This will take about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Remove and place on plate lined with paper towels.
  • Serve with gravy or your favorite dipping sauce.

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Notes

This can be prepped in just a few minutes if using leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing!

Storage of Leftovers

Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat with a crispy outside, bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 4mg

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