Turkey Dinner Muffins Recipe

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"I love experimenting in the kitchen," relates Margaret Berardi of Bridgeport, Connecticut. "That's how I created these muffins that use up leftovers from a turkey dinner. Team them with a bowl of soup and some fresh fruit for a satisfying lunch," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup turkey gravy
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked turkey
  • 2 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 198 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and poultry seasoning. In another bowl, combine the egg, gravy and oil; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the turkey.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon cranberry sauce. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 10 muffins.
Originally published as Turkey Dinner Muffins in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p65

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"These muffins have been a family favorite since I first saw the recipe in the top holiday magazine years ago!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"I was surprised at how good these turned out. I just need to try it with cranberry sauce on top next time."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"Very much enjoyed these!! Finished up the leftovers with turkey noodle soup and these, a great addition with the soup!!"

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