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

7 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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