Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites

Sign up and get Giada's new healthy recipes | Free shipping on orders above $85

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Crispy Stuffing and Turkey Bites


Crispy Stuffing and Turkey Bites



Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Crispy Stuffing and Turkey Bites


    For The Cranberry Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest (from 1/2 an orange)
  • For The Balls:

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup finely diced cooked turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 3 eggs (divided)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked mozzarella (16 (1/2 inch) pieces)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)


  1. As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Season 2, Episode 4. Thanksgiving Brunch.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, puree the cranberry sauce, mayonnaise and orange zest until evenly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the turkey, stuffing, parmesan cheese, rosemary and one egg. Mix well until the mixture is evenly moistened. Place the flour, remaining 2 eggs and panko bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Beat the eggs to break apart until one cohesive color. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop a ball of the turkey mixture. Press one piece of smoked mozzarella into the middle of the ball and reform the mixture around the cheese. Bread the stuffed ball starting with the flour, then egg and lastly the panko. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Fry 4 to 5 or the balls at a time in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until deep golden brown and hot all the way through. Remove from the oil onto a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Serve along side the cranberry mayonnaise for dipping.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
18 grams
9 grams
22 grams
Saturated Fat
3 grams
59 milligrams
257 milligrams
1 grams
5 grams
Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube Play Cart Email Mailing List Search Dairy Free Nut Free Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Delete Close Admin Star Badge Like Comment View More Right Arrow Left Arrow Down Arrow Food Submit Recipe Shop Video Entertaining Living Recipes Ask Giada Family Live Stream Pets Checkmark Lock Lock
nut free


Please sign in or create an account to review or comment on recipes.