Genius recipe for leftover Thanksgiving stuffing: Cheesy Breakfast Stuffing Cakes.
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Cheesy Breakfast Stuffing Cakes

Yield: 5 3-inch cakes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Transform leftover Thanksgiving stuffing into savory breakfast stuffing cakes. Crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, and perfect with eggs or gravy!


For the Stuffing Cakes

  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1 large egg — lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella, — cheddar, or similar melty cheese

To Cook and Serve

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil —  divided
  • 5 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional toppings: cooked bacon; — Canadian bacon or ham; leftover gravy; hollandaise sauce; sautéed spinach or mushrooms; chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, parsley, or chives


  1. Place the stuffing in a large bowl, gently breaking up any large clumps. Add the egg and stir to combine, making sure that all of the stuffing is evenly moistened. Stir in the cheese.
  2. Portion 1/3 cup of the stuffing mixture into your hands and shape into a patty that is about 3 inches wide and 1/2-inch thick. Repeat for remaining mixture. You will have about 5 patties total.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Gently fry the cakes on each side until the patties are lightly crisp on the outside and warmed through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the cakes to a paper towel-lined plate and cover with foil to keep warm while you prepare the eggs.
  4. With a paper towel, lightly and carefully wipe the skillet clean, then heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in the skillet. Fry the eggs until the yolk is nearly set, about 2 minutes per egg. Top the cakes with any desired add-ons (bacon, sautéed spinach, gravy, etc.), a fried egg, salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Breakfast Stuffing Cakes, Easy Breakfast Recipe, Leftovers Idea

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