Bird's Thanksgiving Leftover Croquettes

"A spin off of our Recipe #253952, and just as tasty. Great for OAMC too. The croquettes freeze well, then just pop them in the microwave for a quick meal or snack. :)"
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Ready In:
4hrs 10mins
8 croquettes


  • 2 -3 cups cooked turkey, chopped up (leftovers)
  • 2 cups prepared stuffing (leftovers)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • flour, for dredging
  • breadcrumbs, for dredging
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying (may need more or less)
  • Sauce if not using leftover gravy

  • 1 (12 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup (1 can)
  • 12 cup 2% low-fat milk


  • Mix the turkey, stuffing, and eggs well. Refrigerate 3 hours minimum.
  • Create a 'log' shape from about 3/4 cup of mixture. Then gently drop onto the counter to flatten the bottom. (about 3" high, 2" in diameter).
  • Roll the croquettes in flour, then bread crumbs. Fry in oil in deep skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides and bottom, about 10-15 minutes. Keep warm in 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  • Sauce: (or you can use leftover gravy) Meanwhile, mix the can of soup with the half cup milk in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until warmed and creamy.
  • Pour over croquettes or serve sauce on the side. Traditionally served atop mashed potatoes for a wonderful presentation.

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  1. brendaglover
    Hi, I had a bit of trouble getitng these tonset as well,but once I did they were well worth it..Thanks Brenda
  2. Bella Rachelle
    I loved this recipe, so glad I tried it. Sorry I didn't rate sooner!
  3. Patti Gayle
    Not bad. They didn't hold together real well and maybe if the turkey had been finely shredded they would have or perhaps add another egg. I didn't use soup over them either.
  4. Realtor by day
    These were pretty good. It was a little hard getting them to come together in a croquette but I eventually managed. Made for PRMR tag.
  5. renrcan
    Wonderful recipe!!! Thank you very much for providing it. I was so amazed to see this recipe posted showing how-to use Turkey left overs. Great idea!!! The "Croquettes" are made back in France where I was brought up. Back there, The "Croquettes" are made using Chicken.


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