Leftover Stuffing Hash

If you find yourself with some leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, you’ll want to try this simple, soul-warming breakfast. Leftover stuffing hash gets the best parts of the stuffing, crisps them to a crackly, satisfying crust and tops the whole deal with an oozy fried egg. Trust me; it’s what you want the morning after…

leftover stuffing in a casserole dish.

What To Do With Leftover Stuffing

This is not a recipe.  This is what you’re hangry for the morning-after Thanksgiving.  When cooking is the last thing on your mind — and your fridge is stuffed with holiday fare.  And all you want is something with an egg on top.  Leftover Stuffing “Hash”.  I know, my mouth is watering too.

arranging leftover stuffing into a cast iron skillet to fry.

Look, I know it’s not really hash.  But stuffing to me is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving and while it might look sad in its post-holiday state, it just needs a bit of warming and crisping to rejuvenate it.  And don’t you dare put this in the microwave.  This leftover stuffing hash just needs a few minutes to achieve its full potential.

cooking the stuffing in a hot cast iron skillet until it's crusty.
Sear the hash in a hot skillet until the edges are crusty and brown.

Cast Iron Is Best!

Get out your cast iron skillet or a heavy bottomed pan.  Heat up some oil to a medium high, not quite smoking temperature and add the leftover stuffing.  Now press down with a wide spatula so that every bit of the leftover stuffing on the bottom is getting seared and crisped.  Let it go  for a minute or two, before flipping it to sear and crisp the rest.

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frying an egg in a hot skillet.

In a separate skillet — DO NOT GIVE ME THE HAIRY EYEBALL ABOUT A SECOND PAN — fry an egg — however you like.  Sunny-side up, over easy, over medium heck, poach it for all I care — but make sure you’ve got some runny yolk — because you want that.  By the way, you should probably be drinking a Bloody Mary while you’re making this — tell your other half to keep em coming…

crusty stuffing hash with an egg on top and a fork.

Serve that egg, right on top of the crispy hash.  I’ve given ideas for other add ons in the recipe card if you’re so inclined, but I’m a purist.  Now run along and make this leftover stuffing hash for yourself.

the yolk oozing over the stuffing hash on a plate.

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Leftover Stuffing Hash

Turn your leftover Thanksgiving stuffing into a tasty dish the day after. Searing it in a cast iron skillet (like you would with hash) makes the edges crusty and delicious. Top it with a fried egg for the ultimate post-holiday brunch.
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast hash
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 cups leftover stuffing I used leftover Sausage Butternut Apple Stuffing
  • 4 large eggs
  • vegetable spray
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Optional Garnishes:

  • chopped parsley
  • hot sauce
  • shredded cheese such as cheddar, monterey jack, or gouda


  • In a cast iron skillet or other heavy-bottomed skillets, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the stuffing when the oil slicks across the hot pan.
  • Press down on the stuffing with a spatula, so the bottom starts to crisp and brown. Use the spatula to turn and flip the stuffing so that it can brown and crisp on the other side — pressing down on the stuffing with the spatula to get full contact with the pan.  Don’t worry if the stuffing breaks up, it won’t stay in a solid piece.
  • Cook 5-8 minutes or until stuffing is hot and has lots of crispy surfaces and edges.  Set aside.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium high heat.  Spray with vegetable spray.  When pan is hot, crack an egg into the pan and cook until the whites are mostly cooked.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Serve as is for sunny-side up eggs or flip the egg and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute to completely cook the white for an over easy egg.
  • Mound the stuffing onto plates and top each with a fried egg.  Sprinkle with parsley (optional) for a little color and any of the optional garnishes.  Enjoy with a Bloody Mary or Michelada.


You can use most any type of stuffing for this easy breakfast recipe.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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  1. Searching for something to do with my leftover stuffing because there is no way it can be tossed! I scratch made it, it’s gluten free and it came out so amazing I can’t believe we have so much left. Hash is my jam and it eating several times a week so this has got me super excited!!! Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow!!!

  2. Yes! What an amazing idea to use that Thanksgiving stuffing! Can’t wait to try this ASAP!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh dear God, Lisa, that is pure genius!! The stuffing is the best part! And honestly, I like everything crispy! I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this!! I crisp up leftover mashed potatoes, pasta, rice.. why haven’t I been crisping up stuffing?? Genius!! I’m headed for the fridge! See you later!!

  4. 5 stars
    That’s the right way to treat the leftovers! And the egg on top is exactly what gives the punch. Love it! ?

  5. It always amazes me how I can possible be hungry the morning after a big holiday but…I just need to go with it, and this hash fits the bill perfectly!

  6. 5 stars
    Best way to show that leftovers often taste even better than the original dish, and that yolk, oh my! Mouthwatering!