Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Burger

This ultimate Thanksgiving leftover burger is made with turkey, stuffing, gravy, sliced apple, cranberry sauce, and crispy onions. The combination of everything makes for the perfect bite.

Thanksgiving burger with slices of roast turkey, apple, jellied cranberry, and mayo
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 burgers


  • 4 cups leftover cooked stuffing or dressing

  • 1/3 cup turkey gravy

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, sage or thyme

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs, or more as needed

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 4 brioche hamburger buns

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided

  • 3/4 lb leftover roasted turkey breast, sliced

  • 1 large green apple, cored and thinly sliced

  • 4 slices (1/4 -1/2 inch thick) jellied canned cranberry sauce

  • 1/2 cup crispy fried onions, such as French’s crispy fried onions


  1. Crumble leftover stuffing into a bowl. Add gravy, egg, and herbs and mix to combine. Add breadcrumbs and mix well.  If stuffing mixture is too moist, add up to 2 additional tablespoons of breadcrumbs as needed to hold together. Form stuffing mixture into 4 patties, pressing to hold the mixture together tightly.  

  2. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties into the hot oil and cook, undisturbed, until until golden brown, about 2 minutes.Flip over and cook, flipping as necessary, until golden and toasted all over and hot throughout, 3 to 5 more minutes.

  3. Combine softened butter with sage and spread evenly over both sides of each bun. Heat another large skillet over medium heat and place buns, buttered side down, in the skillet.  Cook until toasted and golden brown, about 1 minute. 

  4. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise over each toasted bun half. Place stuffing patty on the bottom half of each bun. Top with sliced apple, sliced turkey, and cranberry.  Divide onions over each burger and top with remaining bun tops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1892 Calories
145g Fat
108g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1892
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 145g 186%
Saturated Fat 27g 137%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 2933mg 128%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 192mg 15%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 613mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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