This easy Turkey Casserole is the perfect way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! A one-dish casserole recipe that is quick and delicious thanks to the turkey pieces and stuffing topping.
- EASY: I’m always searching for quick and easy dinner ideas, especially ones that help jazz up leftovers. This one takes minutes to prep and is delicious!
- Customizable: You can make this with turkey or chicken.
- Family Favorite: Super comforting and delicious casserole recipe.
If you are anything like me, I always overestimate how much turkey I really need. I make too much and end up with a mountain of extra. That is where this leftover turkey casserole comes in handy. It is such a quick and easy way to use turkey without food waste. Creamy, delicious, and approved by my pickiest eater. You can even use slightly dry turkey in this recipe, so don’t toss out any overcooked birds!
Turkey Stuffing Casserole Ingredients
The ingredient list for this easy dinner is fairly short. Most uses leftovers, with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. Here is what you will need to get started:
- Turkey: Cooked and chopped. You can also use chicken in place of the turkey, making this an easy dinner that is delicious all year round.
- Cream of Chicken: I like cream of chicken soup in this recipe. However, cream of mushroom or celery is equally delicious.
- Sour Cream: This adds a delightful tang to the sauce that pairs perfectly with the poultry and the vegetables.
- Veggies: I used broccoli. It’s one of our favorite vegetables that we always have on hand. That being said, using frozen mixed veggies would be a great substitute.
- Cheese: One of my secret ingredients. Adding a good handful of cheese to the filling makes this extra rich and creamy.
- Salt and Pepper: Season to taste. I like plain ol’ salt and pepper. However, you could add garlic powder, onion powder, or any other seasoning you love.
- Stuffing: Box stuffing is what I called for in the recipe card, but you definitely could use a homemade stuffing recipe.
How To Make Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
- PREP: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mist a casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. If using fresh broccoli, parboil by placing in a saucepan and boiling for 3 minutes. This makes sure the broccoli cooks completely as the dish is in the oven. Follow the directions for preparing the stuffing.
- MIX: Stir together the turkey, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, broccoli, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread into the bottom of your prepared dish and top with the prepared stuffing.
- BAKE: Bake for 30 minutes, or until the stuffing is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.
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If you check the CDC website, leftover turkey should be refrigerated within two hours after cooking. If stored properly, turkey will keep for up to four days.
Yes! This recipe can be used with any cooked poultry. We like to use both turkey and chicken.
Homemade stuffing leftovers are a great substitute for the boxed mix. However, the box is SO easy. I always pick up an extra when preparing for Thanksgiving dinner.
This recipe actually freezes well. Prepare through topping the filling with stuffing. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to two months. When ready to prepare, let the recipe thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until heated through.
We love to serve this dinner with a simple side salad, rolls, cornbread, or biscuits.
Easy Turkey Casserole
- 1 (6oz) box turkey stuffing
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 3 cups cooked turkey chopped
- 1 (10.5oz) cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mist a 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Prepare the stuffing mix according to the package directions. Set aside.
- While the stuffing is cooking, parboil the broccoli by placing in a saucepan and boiling for 3 minutes. Drain and add to a mixing bowl.
- Combine the turkey, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese with the broccoli. Gently stir to combine and season to taste. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Spread the prepared stuffing over the top and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden and heated through.