Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Marsha Gardner


Wondering what to do with the leftover turkey and mashed potatoes? Make this easy and tasty leftover turkey casserole dish.

★★★★☆ 19 votes
30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
All the comfort of a traditional shepherd's pie with the vibrant flavors of Thanksgiving dinner! This is one of our favorite ways to spreading the joy of the holiday meal into the entire week. (Heck, it's great ANY time of the year!)


2 c
turkey, cubed, leftover from Thanksgiving
1 c
carrots, diced
1 medium
onion, diced
8 oz
mushrooms, sliced
1 c
celery, diced
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 tsp
thyme, dried
leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted for dotting top
paprika, sweet mild, to taste

How to Make Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole


  • 1Saute vegetables in butter and olive oil until tender but not brown. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Stir in cooked, cubed turkey.
  • 2Place in a casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes. Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3Bake, uncovered, 350° for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are browned and casserole is heated through.
  • 4If you have leftover sweet potatoes they are great mixed with the mashed potatoes and spread over the top.

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About Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Course/Dish: Turkey, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy