Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Stuffing Breakfast Cups Recipe

Egg muffin cups

We’re all so used to having traditional leftovers around Thanksgiving that it can be hard to think of creative ways to repurpose things like turkey and stuffing. This year instead of the turkey sandwich, try this recipe for a protein-filled, flavorful breakfast option.

This recipe is easy to pop in the oven and prepare a batch to last for the week. It’s also a great way to sneak some vegetables into your family’s breakfast, especially for the little ones. Top these stuffing cups with your choice of scrambled or sunny side up eggs — whichever way you prefer.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

Turkey and Stuffing Breakfast Cups

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1½ cups finely chopped roasted turkey breast (about 7 oz)
  • 3 cups leftover (prepared) stuffing
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of choice
  • 12 large eggs
  • Ground black pepper

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 350° F.
2. Lightly coat a twelve-cup muffin tin with spray. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Add garlic, onion, celery and carrots; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
5. Add turkey and stuffing; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed.
6. Mix in cheese until it softens to help form cups.
7. Evenly press stuffing mixture into prepared muffin cups.
8. Crack an egg into each muffin cup. Season with pepper.
9. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until eggs are set.
10. Let cups sit in pan for 10 minutes before removing them. Use a butter knife to gently separate each cup from the muffin pan.
11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Note: You can also beat eggs and add them to mixture, then press into cups and bake.

Nutrition Info per Serving:

12 Servings Total; 1 breakfast cup is a serving

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 180.2
  • Total Fat 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol 176.6 mg
  • Sodium 507.0 mg
  • Potassium 134.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
  • Sugars 1.9 g
  • Protein 12.1 g

Grace Derocha

Grace is a wife and a mommy of two amazing children, Kahlea and Tommy. She is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a featured blogger at A Healthier Michigan. She is a lover of food, Detroit sports, dance, music and everything Justin Timberlake. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. (Go Green!) Grace has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. Mrs. Derocha has a number of certifications to help her educate people regarding how to live a healthier lifestyle, including a weight loss management certification and experience as a group fitness instructor. Grace is very passionate about helping the world become a healthier and happier place.

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