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Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes

Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes

Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes - pure comfort food heaven...and from leftovers too! These crispy potato and turkey cakes may be even better than the meal that preceded them.
Course Leftover turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 424 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt an pepper to season
  • 4 cups cold mashed potato
  • 2 cups diced turkey 1/2 to 3/4 inch dice
  • 1 cup leftover dressing stuffing
  • 6-8 slices of crisp cooked bacon chopped. (optional)
  • canola oil for frying
  • cup flour for rolling cakes. About 3/4 .
  • leftover gravy and cranberry sauce


  1. Boil potatoes until fork tender, mash them well without adding butter ofr cream. Allow to cool to room temperature or colder. Warm potatoes make the cakes more difficult to form.
  2. Sauté the garlic and onions in the olive oil, in a small pan over medium heat. Add to a bowl with all the potatoes, turkey, dressing & bacon.
  3. Form onto 8 equal sized balls and then pat them to about 1 inch thickness. dip the cakes in flour to coat them, then place them on a parchment paper covered plate or tray.
  4. Cover the bottom of a cast iron or non-stick frying pan with canola oil. Heat on medium for a few minutes before adding the cakes a few at a time. Don't crowd the pan or it will make it more difficult to keep the cakes intact.
  5. Let them brown very well on one side before gently flipping them over to brown for an equal amount of time on the other side. 4-5 minutes should do it but the browner the better and the easier they will be to flip.
  6. Transfer to a cookie sheet if making multiple batches and hold in a 200 degree F oven until all of the cakes are fried. Serve immediately with leftover gravy and cranberry sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 764mg33%
Potassium 994mg28%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 157IU3%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.