How To Make Turkey Casserole
While I love making a pot pie with Thanksgiving leftovers, I sometimes just want a simple and easy casserole to dump and throw in the oven. A turkey casserole is the perfect thing to make. And had I thought of it, I could have threw this together while putting all the food away and just pulled it out later for a second meal.
I’ve given measurements below, but honestly, use what you got, to make it work. If you have dry stuffing, you may need additional liquid, our stuffing has gravy in it from sitting with the turkey.
What Ingredients Do I need For A Turkey Casserole?
You will need turkey! And once you have that you can add a vegetable, stuffing (if you like and have on hand, potatoes can also be used and gravy will tie it all together.
How Do You Keep Casserole From Being To Dry?
You can add a little water to the turkey and make sure to cover with a gravy. The gravy to keep the casserole from drying out.
Note for making the casserole:
You could add veggies if you had left overs
You don’t have to have exact amounts of turkey and stuffing. If you have more, use a larger dish. And if you have less, use a smaller dish.
Cut the turkey into smaller chunks if you want, we left ours chunky.
You could prepare this dish AS you are picking the turkey to save yourself some time.
Our stuffing has a lot of gravy in it, so it is very juicy before we started, yours may be drier.
Add cranberry sauce in spoonful around the dish for pockets of delight.
Have puff pastry? Cut hand pie size pieces and add 1-2 tablespoons of the mix into the pie. You can then crimp with a fork and bake until the puff pastry is cooked.
Don’t forget to set the table up proper!
Can The Casserole Be Made Ahead of Time?
Absolutely. If you find the time and have ideas while storing your holiday meal, you can set out ingredients to be assembled and then place them in the dish for baking later. You will want the pan to warm up with the oven to prevent breaking (if using glass).
Turkey Casserole Recipe
- 3-4 cups cubed leftover turkey
- 2-3 cups cooked stuffing
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- If you haven't already, cube your cooked turkey meat and place a nice layer on the bottom of the dish.
- Take the stuffing and break into pieces and evenly cover over the turkey.
- In a bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup with the water. If you want it creamer, you could use milk.
- Add spoon full of cranberry sauce around the dish.
- Pour the cream of chicken mix over the stuffing, all over it.
- For additional seasoning, add pepper over the top.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake 30-40 minutes. You'll want the dish to be hot, to cook everything together.