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Thanksgiving leftovers made into the most amazing dish! Stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and cheese baked into one glorious casserole perfect for enjoying after the big feast!
Yesterday we hosted Thanksgiving dinner here at our house. My husbands family arrived from all over the country, and we were so happy to have everyone together for this special day. It is definitely my favorite holiday to celebrate, not only for the amazing food, but also for the fact that we especially focus on the blessings in our lives and all that we have to be grateful for.
Once the dishes are washed, and the pie has been put away, we come to realize that we often have lots and lots of leftover food! I typically make a traditional meal with a several delicious sides like mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, along with salad, dinner rolls and a few different pies. It was probably far too much food for 7 people, but what’s Thanksgiving without your favorite foods to enjoy?
Today (the Friday after Thanksgiving) I decided to put all of our leftovers to good use, and treat my in-laws to this outstanding Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole!
This casserole bakes up beautifully, and it’s like you’re being treated to Thanksgiving dinner all over again! My in-laws and I absolutely loved this casserole! The texture and flavors were amazing, and such a great way to enjoy another meal together as a family.
While doing my Thanksgiving shopping at local Safeway just down the street, I made sure to pick up a jar of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. It’s not only essential to have for turkey sandwiches the next day, but also a key ingredient in Hellmann’s Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole. I love Safeway, as it always has every ingredient I need, especially during the holidays. If you don’t have Safeway close by, be sure to check out Vons-Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, CARRS-Safeway, or Albertsons: Jewel-Osco, United, Shaws/Star Market, or Acme.
This casserole is fantastic, as it is a great way to enjoy all of the flavors and texture of Thanksgiving dinner in one amazing dish!
This casserole is super-simple to put together using the leftovers that you already have on hand from your Thanksgiving meal. You’ll start with a layer of stuffing, topped with turkey, you’ll then spread on a cranberry-mayonnaise layer. From here you’ll add a layer of potatoes and cheese, and then top with more stuffing.
Once you spoon out a helping of this delicious casserole, you’ll have a hard time not going back for seconds! I really loved the cranberry-mayonnaise layer, as it added such a nice complimentary flavor to the dish.
I enjoyed some of my Harvest Salad with Pears and Pomegranates with the Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole. This was truely one of the best uses of leftovers I think I’ve ever made!
Here’s the easy recipe for this Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole:
Find this recipe and other amazing recipe ideas using Hellmann’s here.
I hope you get to enjoy this amazing casserole with all of your friends and family close by! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! ~Erin