Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf uses up extra turkey stuffing and  cranberry sauce seamlessly in this beefy traditional supper.
Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf is my recipe of the day. I  like  this meatloaf  because it in fact does not  taste like  turkey, but it does manage to ditch the extra stuffing and cranberry sauce. The turkey itself I will repurpose elsewhere, and if not using  right away, I will freeze it  until I am not bored to death with it.

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

The meatloaf is quite  easy to make. It  uses four simple ingredients. And  the cranberry glaze topping  is  just as easy, using  only four  more. I find this  so  much more easy to make than regular meatloaf. And even if  it’s not a  30-minute meal,  it  gets in the  oven  fast,  so you can spend time  thinking and  doing  other  things. Like  packing  up  the rest  of the turkey for the freezer, and getting the carcass into  the  crockpot.

You might  think this would have a turkey flavor,  but it doesn’t. Just very moist  and meaty and the cranberry glaze is perfect. Not too  sweet. Throw  in  some scalloped potatoes and  roasted veggie and  there’s the meal.

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

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Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • one pound loaf pan (9x5x3)



  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups crumbled leftover turkey stuffing
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Cranberry Glaze:

  • 2/3 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Mix together the ground chuck, eggs, crumbled stuffing and ketchup.
  • Place mixture in a one-pound loaf pan, shaping into a loaf.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, then carefully press spatula on loaf to hold it in place and drain off the fat.
  • Mix together cranberry glaze (ideally while the meatloaf bakes, so it is ready to go).
  • Spoon the cranberry glaze on top and bake 30 minutes more. If you don't have cranberry glaze, you can use ketchup, bbq sauce, or just cover with gravy when serving.
  • Let rest half hour before removing from pan and slicing (lifting it out while it is hot causes meatloaf to crumble more).


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Keyword Thanksgiving leftovers
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