Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

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Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

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

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If a holiday had a casserole in its honor, this would be for Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. All the comfort of a traditional shepherd's pie with the vibrant flavors of Thanksgiving dinner. Adding thyme to the filling gives it a little punch of flavor. Marsha suggests using leftover sweet potatoes with leftover mashed potatoes. We combined the two and loved the extra flavor the sweet potatoes add. Plus, it makes the topping a beautiful orange color (festive for Thanksgiving). If you only had mashed potatoes, that would be just as tasty to use. Have extra gravy? You could even pour a little bit of that over the top. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 19 votes

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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 or sweet 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

Step-by-Step

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

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About Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

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



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