Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole uses all of those holiday leftovers in one dish! It is a delicious casserole to make after the holidays and is one that the whole family will love.
If you get tired of turkey sandwiches after that big meal, then this casserole dish is a great way to change things up. This thanksgiving leftover casserole is a great weeknight dish that comes that the entire family loves!
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❤️ Why I Love This Casserole Dish
The first time I saw this recipe I wasn't so sure it was a good idea. I am one who likes to eat my food separately. But, when I was asked to make this recipe and give my spin on it, I decided that I would go ahead with the way it was given to me and see how I liked it.
It turned out that I absolutely fell in love with this leftover turkey casserole. It was so easy to make using Thanksgiving leftovers, and I couldn't believe how delicious everything was all together in one bite. It's now one of my go to recipes every time I roast a turkey!
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Mashed potatoes, turkey, leftover stuffing, whole berry cranberry sauce,
Mayonnaise, this is the only mayonnaise that I will use!
Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Spray 8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spoon into the casserole dish 2 cups stuffing, then top with the turkey.
- Combine ¼ cup mayonnaise with the cranberry sauce and spread evenly over the turkey.
- Combine the remaining mayonnaise, the leftover mashed potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread the potato mixture on top of the turkey mixture, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until heated through. Allow the leftover turkey casserole to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- Garnish, if desired, with dried cranberries or drizzle with leftover gravy.
- Stir ½ cup of sour cream and garlic powder instead of the mayonnaise into the mashed potatoes.
- Add a layer of leftover green beans or french fried onions.
- Sprinkle additional cheese on top of the casserole prior to baking.
- Stir ½ cup of leftover gravy or cream of chicken soup into the turkey before spreading over top of the stuffing.
💭 Top Tip
- Double up and make two casseroles at once! Serve one for dinner and freeze the second casserole for later.
One 8x8 baking dish,
Large mixing spoon to mix the ingredients and to spoon into the baking pan.
Mixing bowl to combine the separate layers before placing into the casserole.
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Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole
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- 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing divided
- 4 cups leftover cooked turkey coarsely chopped
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, then top with turkey.
- Combine ¼ cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
- Combine remaining ½ 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.
My family loves this casserole so much that they asked me to make it a second time from the same original thanksgiving meal leftovers this year instead of having me make my wonderful turkey soup with the last of the turkey. LOVE LOVE LOVE this casserole! I make it with some alterations— twice the cranberry-mayo, all the stuffing on the bottom (none on top), additional cheese on the top. We love the way the cranberry-mayo layer keeps the turkey moist and plump, and love the tangy flavor it imparts. Every bite is delicious!
Making this tomorrow for the weekend. I regularly roast whole turkey breasts and we just can't eat so much at one time so this is a terrific way to use us the leftover meat! Thank you so much for the idea!
Shelby Law Ruttan
Hi Laurel, thanks for stopping by and for trying the recipe. I hope you love it also! Shelby
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.
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 🙂
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.
This looks so yummy!! I am going to make it tonight.
This looks SO good! I love the idea of mellowing out the cranberry sauce with mayo - and Hellman's is the best!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
Oh, this is a fabulous idea for those Thanksgiving leftovers! 🙂 I think this just made it on my dinner plan for the weekend.
This casserole looks delicious! Let's skip Thanksgiving dinner and go straight to the leftovers! Happy Thanksgiving!
I would never thought to add the mayo! Sounds like a perfect way to kick up the leftovers a notch!
Well, that is a delightful looking casserole and a great way to use leftovers up. I just hope we have some!
🙂 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!