Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipes

One delicious option for some of your Thanksgiving leftovers is to combine them into a casserole. Many of your holiday favorites taste delicious together and it is a great way to use up leftovers. This page contains leftover turkey casserole recipes.

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This is a hearty, filling, and inexpensive casserole. At first, my daughter was leery to try it because she thought rutabagas would taste bad. She was delighted to find they are a little on the sweet side.

casserole ready to serve

Approximate Time: 1 1/2 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 rutabagas, cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 large potatoes cubed
  • 2 cups chopped turkey
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish


  1. Peel and cube rutabagas, chop onion, and mince garlic.
  2. cutting up rutabagaschopped onioncrushing garlic
  3. Add onion, garlic, and rutabagas along with 2 tsp. olive oil to a skillet. Sautee until onions tranparent and rutabagas are brown on at least one side. Turn heat down to low.
  4. Peel and cube potatoes, place in greased 9x13 inch casserole pan.
  5. cubed potatoes
  6. Chop meat and add to casserole pan. (I used leftover cooked turkey. You can use uncooked just make sure it is thoroughly cooked at end of cooking time.)
  7. In sauce pan melt butter then add flour to make a paste.
  8. Slowly add milk and whisk as you add to prevent lumps.
  9. Add black pepper, tumeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt, and horseradish. Mix, simmer 5 minutes on medium low.
  10. Add sauce and rutabagas, onions, and garlic to casserole pan, mix.
  11. casserole in baking dish
  12. Cover with tin foil and put in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes and rutabagas are fork tender. Top with a sprinkling of your favorite cheese and bake until cheese is melted.
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A good recipe for you to make use of your leftover turkey!


  • 2 (10 oz) pkgs. chopped broccoli
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter


Cook broccoli until half done, and drain. Mix with lemon juice and spread in 9 inch round baking pan. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and blend in flour; add milk. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in Swiss cheese.

Cut turkey in strips, and add to cheese sauce. Spoon mixture over broccoli. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter and sprinkle crumbs over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Crush 3 cups potato chips lightly and place in a 2 qt. casserole. Combine the soup, turkey, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Heat slowly until hot, then pour over potato chips. Top with the remaining chips and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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Another great way to use leftover turkey. Mix turkey with dressing. Put in 9x13 inch pan. Make gravy. Don't make gravy thick; should be rather thin.

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A yummy way to use up Thanksgiving and/or Christmas leftovers. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix stuffing and 1/4 cup onions in a medium bowl and spoon stuffing mixture into a 9x9 inch baking dish, gently pressing along the bottom.

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To use up every bit of your turkey, put it in your green bean casserole! I freeze the leftover turkey, both cut up and those bits left on the bone, wait a week after Thanksgiving, and make a new casserole with the turkey in it!

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This is a great way to use leftover holiday turkey!

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Another interesting "comfort food" recipe from leftovers. Place frozen vegetables in buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with turkey and croutons. In a large bowl beat eggs, chicken broth, roasted red pepper, and mustard.

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In separate saucepans, cook noodles and broccoli until just tender. In another saucepan over low heat, melt butter; then blend in flour, salt, mustard, pepper and milk, cook stirring constantly until thickened.

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A fine way to use turkey leftover. In a greased casserole, mix turkey and vegetables. Season.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2 quart casserole with vegetable spray. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, stuffing, and cream cheese. Spoon into casserole.

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Butter an average-size casserole dish. Put a layer of dressing on the bottom. (Stove Top works fine.) Add a layer of turkey meat, sliced or in pieces. Add a layer of steamed broccoli. Add one can of cream of mushroom soup, undiluted. Bake in 350 degree F oven until heated through. A microwave oven works fine.

Optional: Top the casserole with buttered bread crumbs.

Source: This recipe was handed down to me by my friend, Mary Lou several years ago.

By Annabelle from Phoenix, AZ

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Recipe for Turkey-Rice Casserole. Add the rice to the melted butter or margarine in a large skillet and brown over medium heat, stirring. Add soup and water, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes.

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Let's face it. We are usually fed up with turkey and ham by the time Christmas has finished. I know that I don't even like to see it in the fridge but there it is staring me in the face every time I open the fridge door.

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In a 2-quart casserole combine rice with seasoning packet and water...

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Don't know what to do with your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers? Try this...

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here are some recipes for using your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Turkey Leftover Casserole I

When packing up the leftovers from the Holidays, make a couple of "Turkey Casseroles". Spray the casserole pans with non-stick spray, put cooked turkey in the bottom and top with gravy; next add a layer of carrots; or other leftover veggies (brussel sprouts are not a good idea); a layer of dressing (stuffing), and top with a layer of mashed potatoes. Push down slightly and cover with plastic wrap.

I put the lid on the casserole and wrap it again to avoid having to look for it when you warm it up. Pop it in the freezer. To reheat - Thaw in the fridge all day and heat for about 1 hour at 325 degrees F. Just make sure it is HOT in the center before serving. It's like a Mini-Turkey Dinner! Enjoy.

By Faye from Canada

Turkey Leftover Casserole II

Here's another recipes from a jar of Heinz turkey gravy.


  • 2 1/2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups cooked shredded turkey
  • 1 (12 oz.) jar of turkey gravy (or about 1 1/2 cups of leftover gravy)
  • 1 cup prepared stuffing
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place potatoes in a 2 qt. casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Combine turkey and gravy in a large skillet and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in stuffing until thoroughly mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread the turkey mixture evenly on top of potatoes. Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.

Source: Found on the Heinz Home Style Gravy bottle.

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