Most of us have turkey leftovers and most of us are sick of sandwiches. So what do you do? Maybe the turkey is getting a bit dry and on its last day? Maybe you just love turkey and need to find a new way to enjoy it? Well a turkey casserole is a great way to feed a family, use your leftovers, and warm up the house and bellies. My mom used to make it when we had leftover turkey as children and I do it with my family. I actually wasn’t going to the other night, but they love it so much they requested it. You literally use what you have leftover and what is in your cupboards. No fuss on running out for extras.
Leftover turkey (chicken can be used) I used two legs and a breast
2 cups of gravy or 2 cans
1 can of corn or other veggies (frozen can be used)
2 boxes of stove top stuffing or 2 -4 cups of homemade
1 cup of water (more if your turkey is dry)
I am pretty laid back when it comes to my casseroles. I use what I have and eye-ball measurements. First I add the mashed potatoes to cover the bottom of the roasting pan. Then add the corn or other veggies as another layer. We were out of frozen and kernel corn so I used cream corn and it was really good. Then add turkey (cut up or pulled in small pieces) and add gravy to cover. This will also provide moisture. Top with stuffing and add water as needed. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit with lid on. If you’d like to crisp up the topping, remove lid and cook for another 10 minutes. All of this can be sized down depending on your family size and your pan size. Just add it in layers 🙂 This is a no fuss, no stress meal.
Add to bowls and serve. We like to add a bit of salt, pepper and butter for the potatoes, but you can eat it however you like. Maybe add some cranberries?
How do you spice up your family leftovers?