The Ultimate Fall Salad

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Croutons
  • 1 cup stuffing (or bread cubes)
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin oil
  • 1 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Salad
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 cup leftover Brussels sprouts, halved
  • ¾ cup chopped leftover turkey (or chicken)
  • 1 cup leftover butternut squash chunks
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • Dressing
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce (or fruit-flavored jam)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Spread leftover stuffing in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the stuffing. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the stuffing.
  3. Bake in preheated oven, stirring twice, until hot and beginning to crisp, about 10 minutes; remove from oven and stir to break any big chunks. Let stuffing cool completely.
  4. Spread baby greens onto a platter. Arrange Brussels sprouts, turkey, squash, and croutons in rows atop the greens.
  5. Blend cranberry sauce, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a blender until smooth. Stream oil into mixture while blending to emulsify; drizzle over dressing to serve.
Mealthy tip:

No leftover cranberry sauce? Use ¼ cup of whatever fruity jam you have available instead!


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Stephanie D says:

This was a great use of my Thanksgiving leftovers. I didn't make the cranberry dressing, but other than that made no changes to the recipe. We used baby spinach bandit was fresh and delicious.

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Leah M says:

The fact that I literally made croutons out of stuffing is mind blowing! Such a fantastic idea. I skipped the Brussels sprouts and used only leftovers that I had from Thanksgiving dinner. It would be a shame to make this only once a year. I'm going to make it again soon!

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Caro Hodgin says:

huge, bountiful salad. I added pears and blue cheese.

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Jessica Scott says:

This salad is so delicious! Hubby and I prepared it this afternoon. So good and perfect way to use leftovers.

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Greg Jones says:

Delicious salad! The cranberry sauce dressing is incredible!