This is a great recipe to use up leftover turkey or chicken. It does not taste anything like leftovers. Makes about six 2-inch croquette balls. Definitely need to double or triple recipe for large groups as I can eat 2 croquettes easily.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bread in a blender and blend until soft crumbs form. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.

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  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir flour into melted butter until dissolved. Mix milk and broth into butter-flour mixture; cook and stir until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool mixture.

  • Mix turkey, parsley, rosemary, salt, and pepper into cooled mixture. Form turkey mixture into balls. Place balls on a plate and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dip balls in the beaten egg, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Press balls into bread crumbs until coated. Arrange balls on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Chicken can be substituted for the turkey and dried parley can be substituted for the fresh.

You can spice up even more with thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, and onion powder if you like.

We like to make a bunch and freeze them for future meals.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 33.2g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 157.4mg; sodium 485.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
I posted this recipe, but there is one thing that is missing that sends it over the top. The cranberry wine sauce. It is simply one can of 'jellied' cranberry sauce heated in a saucepan with 1/4 quarter cup white wine. I don't normally mix cranberry with turkey, but I want this wine sauce on every bite of the croquettes. I don't know where the picture on this recipe came from--I did not post it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2018
Didn't care for this at all Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
I posted this recipe, but there is one thing that is missing that sends it over the top. The cranberry wine sauce. It is simply one can of 'jellied' cranberry sauce heated in a saucepan with 1/4 quarter cup white wine. I don't normally mix cranberry with turkey, but I want this wine sauce on every bite of the croquettes. I don't know where the picture on this recipe came from--I did not post it. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2016
Made this recipe with ground turkey and it was honestly one of the best recipes I've found on this site. They were nice and creamy and wonderful. I doubled the recipe. I plan to quadruple it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
We made these yesterday and they turned out delicious however we needed to make a couple of changes. We added more of the same spices that are in the croquette to the breading because it was too bland. Also we made about 30 much smaller balls to ensure they would cook through. Lastly we fried them because they were just no turning brown and crispy on the outside. Will definitely make these again. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
Made this recipe with my left over turkey ground in the food processor. I added to the turkey mixture thyme, rosemary and a little sage for flavoring. (I remember my great grandmother making these that way) and also seasoned the rue. I did double the recipe and froze 1/2 of the croquettes. Next time I will quadruple the recipe. It is a wonderful version (almost like my great grandmothers) and very creamy. Served with fresh turkey gravy and mashed potatoes just like grandma with seasoned green beans. Thanks for the memories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
Have not had these since stores stopped selling them. This recipe was terrific. I made them like meatballs instead of patties. Terrific. So easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2019
I thought this recipe was awesome. It was very easy to make since most of the ingredients I had on hand. I followed the amounts but used corn starch instead of flour, and 4-C gluten free bread crumbs to make this more gluten free. I froze instead of refrigerated the croquettes before coating them and just baked them for 40 minutes, so I can see this also being a make-ahead dish for me. This was a very successful recipe for me to make and I’ll definitely make again.! Thank you for Posting! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2017
I liked it a lot and would make it again. It's a great thing to make with leftover turkey. It's a bit bland on its own and needs a sauce or a flavorful side dish to make it fabulous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2019
perfect - outside browned - inside very moist. Was a winner for family members that are not fans of turkey. We do again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2017
I used the dark meat from thanksgiving turkey that I NEVER know what to do with 1 tsp. Salt 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp. Sage. Used a bit more than 2 c. Turkey and I cut it up fine instead of dicing. Put turkey gravy over it. Mmmm.... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2018
Didn't care for this at all Read More
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