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Turkey and Gravy Stuffed Potatoes

🦃🥔👍 This week I am going to share 3 recipes that you can make with your “Thanksgiving Leftovers”. The first one is a paleo and gluten free recipe using leftover mashed potatoes, poultry, and gravy. If you are familiar with “papas rellenas” or my “stuffed potato balls” this recipe will look very familiar to you. This recipe can be fried, but I bake them in a cupcake pan and use some extra gravy as a dipping sauce.

2.5 lbs leftover Turkey, chopped up into small pieces
4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1.5 cups leftover gravy
2 tbsp arrowroot
1 egg
Optional – 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion,
Hot sauce, spices

1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Combine chopped up Turkey with the gravy and some green onions. All leftovers taste different, so after you combine the turkey and gravy, taste it to see what you might want to add. If the original turkey was bland, I suggest adding some flavor! You may want to add hot sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, or even a bit of salt. My personal favorite addition is a few shakes of Adobo! This has a bunch of spices, plus a bit of salt. 🙂
3. Add arrowroot and egg to mashed potatoes, mix to combine
4. Take a heaping 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes and form a flat circle in your palm. Then add about 1.5 tbsp of meat to the center. Form potato around the meat carefully. Dust with arrowroot powder and place it on a plate. (Note – I usually have to quickly rinse my hands in between making each one or else they start to stick to my hands as I make them. If your hands are a little wet, it will be easier to form each ball )
5. Repeat until all potatoes are used up. Place potato balls in the refrigerator to firm up for about 30 minutes
6. Remove from refrigerator and grease a cupcake or muffin pan. Fill the pan with the potato balls. Spray avocado oil, coconut oil, or any cooking spray on the potato balls.
7. Cook at 375°F for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each potato ball carefully. Then cook for another 15 minutes. You may need to push them in the mold after you flip. That is ok. They won’t be ruined.
8. Remove them from the oven and serve with some extra gravy for dipping.

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