10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)


Dressing/Stuffing -- Side

Roll up your leftover stuffing into yummy bread sticks.
Roll up your leftover stuffing into yummy bread sticks.

To reuse your leftover stuffing, Joseph Leonardi C.E.C., executive chef at Somerset Club in Boston and member of the American Culinary Federation, recommends this recipe for Fried Bread Sticks [source: Leonardi].


  • 3/4 cup Gruyère cheese
  • 3 cups leftover stuffing
  • 3 cups flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups frying oil
  • 2 cups turkey gravy


  • Mix the cheese with the stuffing. Separate into 2 ounce servings and shape into sticks.
  • Place sticks in the freezer.
  • Place the flour (seasoned with salt and pepper), eggs and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls.
  • Dip each stick into the flour bowl, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs. Re-dip the sticks into the eggs and breadcrumbs. Freeze the sticks.
  • Heat the frying oil in a pot to approximately 350 degrees.
  • Remove the sticks from the freezer. Fry them in the oil until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with turkey gravy or cranberry sauce.