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Can you freeze dressing that's already been cooked?

I have ALOT of leftover cornbread dressing. It's been cooked through once. I'm going to make the fritters I saw on this site with half of it and was wondering if the other half would turn out okay if I froze it. Any ideas?

asked by Rachelwrites almost 2 years ago

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Niknud
Niknud

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added almost 2 years ago

Don't know if one should freeze leftover dressing, but I do it all the time. I tend to refresh it upon defrosting with a little fresh stock, and it's not bad. Doesn't taste as good as the original, but it'll do on a weeknight when you're just trying to get dinner on the table. I try and get as much air out of the bag as possible when it goes into the freezer so as to avoid sogginess. But I think if you were making fritters later on (with the part you are planning on freezing) it would work well.

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Nancy
Nancy

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added almost 2 years ago

Stilltasty.com (with fda, usda etc sources) says leftover cooked stuffing is ok about3-4 days in the fridge, a month in the freezer and needs to reach 165F internal temp when reheated to serve again safely.
For what to do besides the fritters: think of it as a savory bread pudding or hash that can go under many things (fried eggs, etc) or be used in a kind of bread-lasagna. And if you add protein (like the eggs) or something like tomato sauce with olive oil and cheese, those ingredients will up the moisture content.

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ChefJune
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added almost 2 years ago

I do it all the time!

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