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Turkey Croquettes

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword leftover-turkey-recipes, turkey-crouquettes-recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 servings (may vary)
Calories 180kcal


  • 3 cups finely chopped leftover turkey
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes (mashed with butter and milk)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic salt adjust to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 ⅔ cup panko bread crumbs
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • vegetable or olive oil for frying
  • cranberry sauce and sour cream for serving


  • Add turkey, mashed potatoes and cheese to a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté green onion, sage and thyme for 1-2 minutes just until softened.
  • Remove from heat and add to mixing bowl with flour, garlic salt, Cajun seasoning lemon pepper and eggs. Mix until fully combined and the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together panko and Parmesan cheese.
  • Use a standard size ice cream scoop to divide the mixture. Drop into crumbs and roll pressing crumbs onto each croquette.
  • Drizzle a non stick skillet or griddle with vegetable oil. Cook croquettes over medium-high heat in batches for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. Add additional oil to the pan between batches. (Wipe out skillet between batches, when needed.) Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  • Serve immediately topped with sour cream and cranberry sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg