Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole is all of your turkey dinner leftovers in one dish! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce come together in this casserole making your life easy and delicious all at once!

To make this casserole you will need: Leftover mashed potatoes, turkey breast, leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, mayonnaise, and mozzarella cheese.

 

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

 

When I was asked to make this casserole I was told that I was more than welcome to put my own twist on it. At first I thought I was definitely going to change it because I wasn’t so sure that I wanted to put cranberry sauce in a casserole or sandwich. I had tried it before and was not so crazy about it.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

 

Then I read further than the ingredients and saw that you mixed Hellmann’s Mayonnaise into the cranberry sauce. The savoriness of mayonnaise with the sweet tang from cranberry relish is what convinced me to go ahead and try this casserole as it was written. I am so glad that I did because Grumpy and I loved it and would definitely make it again!

 

Ingredients for Hellmann's Turkey Thanksgiving Casserole

 

Hellmann’s is the only mayonnaise that I will use. Most people know I have a love affair with this Mayonnaise Cupcake recipe that I grew up eating! I believe this mayonnaise is the star of the show in this recipe! I even used it in my mashed potato recipe, something my brother-in-law Scott taught me to do a few years ago and it is the only way I make my mashed potatoes now!

 

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This casserole was so easy to put together that even Grumpy could do it if he wanted to! You just put your stuffing in the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

 

Turkey and Stuffing (1 of 1)

 

Add a layer of chopped turkey.

 

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Mix together the mayonnaise and cranberry sauce and spread it over top of the turkey and stuffing layers.

 

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Top with mashed potatoes, more stuffing, and a little sprinkling of cheese.

 

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Once it is baked, let it set for about 15 minutes. Then cut into the casserole and serve!

 

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So, what will you make? Will it be this casserole? A sandwich? How about a quesadilla? Leave me a comment and tell me what you would do with your leftovers and how you would use Hellmann’s mayonnaise in the recipe?

 

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
Yield: 6 servings

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole is all of your turkey dinner leftovers in one dish! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce come together in this casserole making your life easy and delicious all at once!

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

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, then top with turkey.

Combine 1/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup Mayonnaise, potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread on turkey, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.

Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired, with dried cranberries.

Notes

Note: I use mayonnaise in my mashed potatoes. I usually add about 1/3 cup mayonnaise to 6 large cooked potatoes so when it came to adding mayonnaise to my mashed potato mixture in the recipe below, I did not do it.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1/6 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories 686Total Fat 81gSodium 910mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 28g

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

16 Comments

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  2. Glenn November 23, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Well, that is a delightful looking casserole and a great way to use leftovers up. I just hope we have some!

    • Shelby November 24, 2015 at 3:28 am - Reply

      🙂 Glenn, I have a feeling you will get some snow considering where you live….but I wouldn’t cry if we didn’t. lol I am loving the fact I haven’t had to refill my furnace yet!

  3. Sarah November 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I would never thought to add the mayo! Sounds like a perfect way to kick up the leftovers a notch!

  4. Sandra November 25, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

    This casserole looks delicious! Let’s skip Thanksgiving dinner and go straight to the leftovers! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama November 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Oh, this is a fabulous idea for those Thanksgiving leftovers! 🙂 I think this just made it on my dinner plan for the weekend.

  7. erica s November 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    This looks SO good! I love the idea of mellowing out the cranberry sauce with mayo – and Hellman’s is the best!

  8. Nancy Wallner November 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy!! I am going to make it tonight.

  9. Kristi Kellberg November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    This turkey casserole looks so yummy! This is a great way to use up all the Thanksgiving leftovers. I’m going to try it
    with my Hellmann’s mayonnaise.

  10. Jessica Blackburn April 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen if we’re supposed to cover lightly or bake un covered for this recipe.
    I’ve covered it lightly for the first 20 minutes. It’s still in the oven.
    I’ll post when the casserole is finished with how Ive done it the best way I can.
    Thank you for sharing. I did make a few changes due to the fact I’m a left handed person so a lot of times I do things differently.
    Ttysoon,
    Jess

    • Shelby April 11, 2016 at 4:01 am - Reply

      Hi Jess, I did not cover my casserole when baking. I hope it turned out well for you, it is a really delicious (to us!) recipe. 🙂 BTW, I’m left handed too 🙂

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