Awesome Appetizer: Stuffing Balls

Filed under Appetizers and Dips Recipes on Dec 10 12 by

Making stuffing balls is super easy, and I’ve even provided a few cheats. I originally constructed this recipe when I was trying to be fancy—I was invited to a “leftover” party on the day after Thanksgiving a few years ago. Since then, I have used it time and time again, and it’s always a HIT! Let’s begin by saying that when I’m in the kitchen, I am “no stress, big mess, no measure, more pleasure”. So you’ll find me saying things like “a bit of” or “two times around the pan”. I’m Italian, and those measurements are tried and true—ask your Nana!

You will need:

For stuffing balls

  • 1 box of Stove Top stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (or so) of bread crumbs
  • Oregano (optional)
  • Grated cheese (optional)
  • Garlic powder (optional)

For dipping sauce

  • 1 can of jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • Black pepper


  1. Here’s your first cheat: Use Stove Top stuffing, and make it the night before (if you have leftover stuffing, even better!).
  2. Grab two small bowls—or if you have a super fancy divided serving dish, grab that!
  3. Fill one bowl with your eggs, cracked and flipped around with a fork, and fill the other with your bread crumbs (second cheat: use pre seasoned breadcrumbs!). For ultimate mmmmm, add in the optional ingredients to the breadcrumbs twice around the bowl. If you do, give that a stir.
  4. Heat a frying pan, and put some olive oil in it. You can use any oil, but I prefer olive for its buttery taste and good fats.
  5. Roll a small amount of stuffing into a ball, dip in egg, dip in crumbs, and fry until golden brown. Continue until all stuffing has been used. If you run out of egg dip, just add an egg! Easy peasy!
  6. Take another bowl, plop in your jellied cran-sauce, chopped nuts, and black pepper about 3 times around the bowl—you want to see its flecks. Give that a flip with your fork, until everything is mixed together. This will be your dip, and trust me its soooo yummy.

Serve it up as an appetizer, tell everyone its homemade stuffing, and you’re an instant rockstar!

Serve up a mini version with toothpicks for an easy party appetizer!

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Margo Mullin
Margo Mullin is a newly-wed with a taste for all things tasty! She’ll be bringing you recipes from her own kitchen—side-dishes, main courses, appetizers, you name it! Margo is an insurance agent by day and a crafter, daughter, caregiver, wife, mother of a cute doggie, sister, aunt, friend, writer, poet, singer, lover-of-all-things-love by night.