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Turkey Croquettes

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 50 m servings 346
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Place bread in a blender and blend until soft crumbs form. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 346 calories; 15.5 16.7 33.2 157 486 Full nutrition

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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...

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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...

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 nex...

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 t...

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.

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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 ...

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 t...

I crushed seasoned croutons and used in place of bread plus added thyme, sage, and seasoned salt. These were delicious and a recipe I will definitely use again

I made this for dinner and they were a huge hit! I’m not a big turkey fan myself, but even I liked these. I used sourdough breadcrumbs and added some spices to the breadcrumbs as well, and it tu...