Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole

      If you're tired of reheated Thanksgiving leftovers in the microwave give this easy but oh so filling casserole from Kraft a try in your dutch oven.  More like a Shepherd's Pie, the layers of stuffing, turkey, vegetables and potatoes are topped off with melted Cheddar cheese.  If you're not a fan of mayo, mix the veggies and turkey with gravy before spooning over the stuffing.  In my 12 inch dutch oven the casserole baked for a total of 45 minutes with 12 coals around the base of the oven and 28 briquettes spaced evenly on the lid.  I added the cheese during the last five minutes of cooking time, dotting the potatoes with pats of butter would also be a good way to add even more comfort to this fluffy and creamy casserole.  Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole
1 6 oz package Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Turkey OR 4 cups leftover homemade stuffing
4 cups chopped cooked turkey
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 24 oz package of prepared refrigerated mashed potatoes OR 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1/8 tsp paprika

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven.
     Prepare stuffing as directed on package; spread onto bottom of prepared oven.
     In large bowl combine turkey, mixed vegetables and mayonnaise; spoon over stuffing.
     Mix potatoes and 1 cup cheese; spoon over turkey mixture then smooth surface with back of spoon.
     Sprinkle with paprika.
     Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.
     Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, continue cooking until cheese has melted.
     Makes 6-8 servings.

Layer stuffing, turkey and veggie mixture and
cheesy mashed potatoes in 12 inch dutch oven

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes before adding
remaining 1/2 cup of cheese

Bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted

The perfect meal to come home to after a hard day of
Black Friday shopping


  1. Kinda close to my Pilgrims Pie I invented this past October. 1st layer is green bean casserole, then layer in previously roasted turkey. Next layer is stuffing and ypu finish with a layer of mashed taters.
    Posted by Buckeye Blues.

    1. Sounds delicious, thank you for sharing your recipe! Liddy

    2. That sounds luscious! Either one of these would be an awesome way to mash up Thanksgiving leftovers.

  2. I forgot to say you bake in the DO at 350 for 40 minutes.

  3. I forgot to say you bake in the DO at 350 for 40 minutes.

  4. Made this tonight with ham instead of turkey and it was amazing. Thank you

    1. Very happy to hear you liked the recipe, will have to try it with ham, thank you for your feedback, Liddy

  5. Huge sweet memories were knocking in memory cell while I was about to end your delicious read. It's my beyond capacity express only the words. Anyway, the thanksgiving leftovers casserole story you revealed for us was tremendously a great read. I feel so funny and fortunate that basically I wanted to read through Stove repair service related articles to have some good ideas. But indeed I am leaving this site with a great contentment. Thanks for mentioning the ingredients and mouth watering situation. Love it seriously and wish happy thanksgiving.