Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
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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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

 

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!

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.

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!

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:

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Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

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!

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing, divided
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about 1 lb.)
  • 3/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray medium baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, then top with turkey.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Mayonnaise, potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread on turkey, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired, with dried cranberries.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main
7.5
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http://delightfulemade.com/2015/11/27/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

 

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!

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Comments

  1. What a great way to use those leftovers! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning to share! ~Laurie
  2. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says:
    Oh my gosh...this looks and sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo Lisa
  3. Someday I will be home for Thanksgiving and actually have leftovers to be dealt with. This would be a yummy way. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.
  4. I've always loved the leftover casseroles with turkey, stuffing, mashed and gravy but this is a casserole on a whole nuther level! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday, I'm pinning it to our pinterst board!
  5. This Thanksgiving Turkey casserole looks so yummy. I wish I had seen this recipe before I went and ran my turkey through the food processor and made turkey salad. This looks so much better. Will have to remember this for next year. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
  6. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with us on Weekend Bites! We featured it in our New Year’s post: http://practicalparentingideas.blogspot.com/2015/12/weekend-bites-64-cranberries.html
  7. Looks cheesy good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!

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