Kroger sends me recipes and coupons from time to time. They had one for Thanksgiving leftovers that we decided to try. I made extra stuffing and mashed potatoes just so I would have enough leftovers for the recipe. We made one with turkey and one with leftover green beans for the vegetarian version.
4 cups stuffing
4 cups chopped turkey, or a cup or two of green beans
1 cup Mayonnaise, divided use
1/4 to 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, the recipe called for 1/4, but I couldn't really taste the cranberry and may make it "pinker" next time.
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat the oven to 375°. Spray a 8 inch baking dish with Pam and set aside.
Spoon half the stuffing in the dish and top with the turkey, or green beans if you are going vegetarian.
Mix 1/2 cup mayo with the cranberry sauce and spread over the turkey or green beans.
Combine the remaining 1/2 cup mayo with the potatoes and cheese in a bowl. Spread on top of the cranberry mixture.
Top with the remaining stuffing.
Bake for 40 minutes.
The addition of the Mozzarella made for a cheesy, goosy casserole, but if you are trying to watch your weight, and who does that at Thanksgiving?, you could probably leave it out.
We served this with corn pudding.
I liked this dish, but to be honest, I don't have a problem with heating up the stuffing and potatoes and eating them for a few days, along with a bunch of turkey sandwiches. I only make stuffing for Thanksgiving and we rarely have mashed potatoes.
If you tend to get bored with the same old, try this casserole. But I kind of missed heating up the leftovers for several days of post Thanksgiving fare.