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Turkey Leftover Casserole

This easy recipe uses turkey dinner leftovers including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.

It’s an easy casserole-style recipe that takes the best ingredients from holiday dinner in every bite.

White square dish with turkey leftover casserole recipe surrounded by two forks and a kitchen towel.

Use Up Those Turkey Leftovers!

  • We love this easy dish because it comes together in 10 minutes, all in one pan.
  • This recipe has all the traditional flavors from a holiday turkey dinner in a quick casserole recipe.
  • It’s one of the best ways to use up your leftovers!
  • If you’re missing ingredients, a box of Stove Top stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and store-bought rotisserie chicken will easily work!
Recipe ingredients on counter including box of stove top stuffing, bowl of mashed potatoes, bowl of turkey, bowl of shredded cheese, bowl of mayonnaise, cranberry sauce and dried cranberries.

Recipe Ingredients

TURKEY: Use up leftovers from a roasted turkey or bake and chop up a turkey breast. Chicken from breast or store-bought rotisserie chicken will also work.

POTATOES: Use leftover mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes or store-bought instant mashed potatoes. Potatoes are mixed with shredded mozzarella cheese and mayonnaise for added flavor!

CRANBERRY SAUCE: I used canned cranberry sauce for this recipe, but you can also use leftover homemade cranberry sauce. This is combined with mayonnaise to create a creamy pink sauce.

STUFFING: Feel free to use up homemade stuffing if you have it. If not, a box of stovetop stuffing is affordable and will work perfectly! You can use the turkey or chicken flavor.

Four images of how to make recipe. First is shredded cheese, mashed potatoes and mayonnaise in a bowl. Second is cranberries and mayonnaise with a spatula. Third is mashed potatoes in a square casserole with a spatula. Fourth is chopped turkey in dish with cranberry sauce dumped on top.

How To Make Turkey Leftover Casserole

  1. Mix potato ingredients together according to full recipe instructions below.
  2. Add potato mixture to square casserole dish, followed by turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
  3. Bake 35-40 minutes. Sprinkle with dried cranberries. Serve and enjoy!
Close up side angle of turkey casserole with dried cranberries on top.

Recipe Tips

  • PREP INGREDIENTS: Have the layers ready to go. Prep mashed potatoes, grate the cheese, chop the turkey and make stuffing (if needed). Once everything is prepped you can easily assemble it.
  • VARIATIONS: Mashed potatoes can be replaced with sweet potatoes. Chopped turkey can be replaced with chicken. Vegan or regular mayonnaise can be used. And any style of stuffing can be added on top.
  • SAVE TIME: Use store-bought instant potatoes or stuffing, a store-bought rotisserie chicken (shredded), and canned cranberries to save time!
Looking down at stuffing and dried cranberries in recipe with scoop taken out and large silver spoon. A small plate with the recipe is beside the dish.

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Turkey Leftover Casserole

This easy recipe uses turkey dinner leftovers including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups stuffing - leftovers or turkey Stove Top stuffing
  • 3 cups cooked chopped turkey - or chicken
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise - ½ cup for potatoes, ¼ cup for cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce - canned works great
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes - fresh or instant will work
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - or cheddar
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries - or raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray the casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
    White square casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together mashed potatoes, shredded mozzarella cheese and ½ cup mayonnaise. Set aside.
    Two images of a white bowl: first with cheese, mayo and mashed potatoes. Second with ingredients mixed together and spatula.
  • In a small bowl mix together ¼ cup mayonnaise and ¼ cup cranberry sauce. Set aside.
    White bowl with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. Second with ingredients mixed together.
  • Prepare stuffing according to package instructions (if needed, or use leftovers from another recipe). Set aside.
    Stuffing in a pot.
  • Add the mashed potatoes to the greased square casserole dish. Top with chopped cooked turkey.
    Two images of square casserole dish: first with mashed potatoes, second with chopped turkey.
  • Spread the cranberry mayo mixture, then sprinkle stuffing on top.
    Two images of white square casserole dish: first with chopped turkey and purple sauce on top. Second with stuffing on top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until warmed through and stuffing is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle dried cranberries on top.
    Two images of white casserole dish: first with baked recipe, second with dried cranberries on top.
  • Scoop on to serving plates, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

PREP INGREDIENTS: Have the layers ready to go. Prep mashed potatoes, grate the cheese, chop the turkey and make stuffing (if needed). Once everything is prepped you can easily assemble it.
VARIATIONS: Mashed potatoes can be replaced with sweet potatoes. Chopped turkey can be replaced with chicken. Vegan or regular mayonnaise can be used. And any style of stuffing can be added on top.
SAVE TIME: Use store-bought instant potatoes or stuffing, a store-bought rotisserie chicken (shredded), and canned cranberries to save time!
Nutrition
Sodium: 791mg | Calcium: 222mg | Vitamin C: 16mg | Vitamin A: 496IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 414mg | Cholesterol: 65mg | Calories: 585kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 35g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 42g | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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