Baked Turkey Croquettes

Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Baked croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes!

Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Baked croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes!Baked Turkey Croquettes

More appetizer recipes I love are Classic Deviled Eggs and Cauliflower Rice (Arancini) Balls.

These croquettes are something I’ve grown up eating, but my mom always fried hers. Hoping to make them lighter, I decided on baking them instead. And and the results? Amazing. Don’t even miss the fried ones. The key is to spray them generously with oil before baking them. Then top with a little turkey gravy or chicken gravy and serve with and a vegetable on the side. These also make great appetizers. You could substitute chicken breast for turkey if you wish. Enjoy!

What is a croquette?

Potato croquetttes are small finger foods, usually fried and rolled in breadcrumbs. They’re made of mashed potatoes, veggies and eggs mixed with any meat like ham, chicken, veal, turkey, beef, shellfish, fish, etc. Often times perfect for any leftover meat and served at holiday parties.

Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Baked croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes!

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Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Baked croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes!
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Baked Turkey Croquettes

5
Freestyle Points
217
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Dinner
CUISINE: American
Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cooked turkey breast, chopped fine (a food processor or chopper is great for this)
  • 3 potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/2 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • olive oil spray, about 1 tbsp

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mash potatoes with 1/4 cup broth, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Saute garlic, and onions in oil on low heat. Add parsley, salt and pepper and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turkey, and remaining broth, mix well and shut heat off.
  • Add turkey to mashed potatoes and using your clean hands mix well. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of mixture then form into croquettes. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Dip each croquette in egg wash, then breadcrumbs and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet for easy cleanup. Spray generously with olive oil spray (about 1 tbsp worth). Bake in the oven about 15 minutes, or until golden.

Nutrition

Serving: 3croquettes, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 26.9g, Protein: 13.8g, Fat: 6.2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 60.5mg, Sodium: 713.5mg, Fiber: 2.7g, Sugar: 2g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points: +6
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