| November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving always leaves us with lots of leftovers. This year, transform your day-old stuffing into golden-brown bites.

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Sunny Anderson, co-host of the Food Network's morning talk series "The Kitchen," showed us this quick and easy recipe to make your leftover stuffing taste brand-new.

"I even find myself making an extra tray of stuffing just so I can make these the next day," Sunny told us.

And the best thing about them? You barely need to look at the recipe. Just watch the video above for the basics, then try adding meat, cheese or any ingredients you have on hand. Be sure to serve them with Sunny's cranberry pesto dipping sauce, too. (That recipe, which you should follow, is below).

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And don't think you have to wait for Thanksgiving to try them — this recipe is bite-worthy any time of the year.

Sunny Anderson's Second-Day Fried Stuffing Bites

Cooking Method: 
Appetizer, Entree
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
4 to 6 servings


  • Leftover stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut leftover stuffing into bite-sized balls and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk eggs and milk. Coat each stuffing bite with this egg wash, then dredge in the bread crumbs until fully coated.
  4. Once oil comes to temperature, fry each piece of stuffing until golden brown about 4 minutes. Set on a paper towel to drain.
  5. While the bites drain, blend the cranberry sauce, pepper and walnuts in a food processor.
  6. Serve with hot stuffing bites.
Stuffing Bites

Fry your stuffing bites until they're golden brown.

Cranberry-Pesto Sauce

Serve them with Sunny Anderson's blitzed Cranberry-Pesto Sauce.

Fried Stuffing Bites

Enjoy the best bites of stuffing you'll ever have.