Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your refrigerators are busting at the seams with leftovers. I'd say after the 2nd or 3rd reheat, things start to get boring.
Not with this best leftover turkey casserole. I actually made it for the first time last year and it was an instant hit.
The clever recipe includes the secret ingredient that makes it extra moist and tasty.
That unexpected ingredient is none other than mayonnaise!
This recipe calls for all of the classic dishes that are served up over the holidays.
Leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
Then, the addition of mayonnaise and little cheese really takes this over the top.
Last year, I made this recipe with mashed potatoes as the recipe suggests.
This year, I made a twist and used mashed sweet potatoes. Oh my!
Proof that this recipe can be switched up as many times as you like using different combinations of leftovers.
Every bite is full of the best holiday flavors.
I have become obsessed to the point that I even make it any time of the year when we're craving comfort foods.
I will easily use a boxed stuffing mix, regular turkey breasts and store-bought mashed sweet potatoes or regular mashed potatoes to whip this up in no time.
Both just turned out perfect! So whether you have a 10 lb pile of either mashed potato variety, you can definitely use it up here.
I think Mac & Cheese, Broccoli & Rice Casserole, Green Bean Casserole and even Au Gratin potatoes would be delish in this recipe.
I'd probably swap any one of those with the mashed potatoes to see how it turns out.
You could totally just add on another layer if it fits in your baking dish.
As long as you get the moisture back into the chicken with the cranberry sauce and mayo, you should be totally good to go with a variety of combinations.
You might even want to call up some more company to come over and enjoy this with you. I recommend making 2 or 3 because it will be gobbled up quickly!
When you spend a lot of time and money preparing for wonderful Thanksgiving meals, it's important to make the most of it.
Now, let's dig in!
This original recipe is credited to Hellman’s.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 897Total Fat 55gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 38gCholesterol 139mgSodium 1131mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 3gSugar 29gProtein 36g
What do you usually do with leftover turkey?