Turkey and Stuffing Kebabs

Christmas dinner on a stick.

If you live in the southern hemisphere (like me) and will be having a hot Christmas, perhaps this idea might fit in with your plans better than a major roast dinner. These kebabs are ideal for the BBQ or cooking on a griddle pan.

Stuffing is my favourite part of Christmas dinner, and I love how it imparts its flavour into these meatballs as it cooks. I used Paxo stuffing from a packet – as that is the way I cheat to make stuffing most of the time – but you could use home made stuffing if you prefer.

Serve these with the traditional vegetables, or go lighter with a green salad. Gravy is optional!

If you don’t have metal skewers like mine then use bamboo skewers instead. Just be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading so they don’t scorch during cooking.

Ingredients – makes 6 skewers:

  • 500g/1 lb turkey mince (ground)
  • black pepper, to season
  • 1 packet (approx 170g/6 oz) dry stuffing mix (I used Paxo Sage & Onion)
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small rounds
  • olive oil, to drizzle


  • Put the turkey mince into a bowl and season with some black pepper. Use your clean hands to form into meatballs and place on a plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes – this helps the meatballs to keep their shape whilst cooking.
  • Mix the stuffing with boiling water (or otherwise) according to the packet directions. Once cool enough to handle, form into balls the same size as the turkey meatballs that you have already made.
  • Carefully thread your skewers, alternating between turkey meatballs, stuffing and sweet potato pieces.
  • Drizzle the skewers with a little olive oil.
  • Heat your BBQ grill to medium-high, or place a griddle pan over a medium-high heat on your stovetop.
  • Cook the skewers for 15-20 minutes, turning regularly, until the turkey is cooked through.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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15 Responses to Turkey and Stuffing Kebabs

  1. The Editor says:

    Very cool recipe…

  2. Would never have thought! What a great idea. They certainly look delicious.

  3. awoni3 says:

    That looks simply amazing!

  4. FICKLEosophy says:

    Reblogged this on FICKLEosophy and commented:
    Feeling FICKLE for some #turkeyandstuffing kebabs! Thanks RECIPE ADAPTORS!

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  6. The Editor says:

    Reblogged this on Recipe Reblog.

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  8. Mr Fitz says:

    love these!! brilliant! Although it will be cold here.. they for usre will be getting an outing!

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