Monday, December 15, 2014

Turkey Casserole

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.

Turkey Casserole

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.


  1. There were no leftovers for us to try this casserole as we went out for turkey day dinner with my mom when visiting her in NJ. Friends invited us for leftovers the next day and I agree with you that eating reheated leftivers is not a problem.

  2. Ever try a leftover turkey grilled sandwich? Use nice thick slices of bread, butter one side each for grilling; layer filling of sliced turkey, a good 'swoosh' of philly cream cheese, and a good spoonful of leftover whole berry cranberry sauce, and grill. It truly doesn't taste like leftovers. It's a real hit from my area of the country.

    1. I have never tried it, but it sound delicious. It's a good plan for this Thanksgiving.