This Layered Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole is an easy and delicious way to use up leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and green beans.
Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday, perhaps because it’s the kickoff to the holiday season. We keep things pretty simple for our Thanksgiving dinner because I find my kids like having exactly the same meal every year. Plus, I’m the one doing all the cooking.
This Layered Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole has been a tradition in our family for many years. Immediately after everyone’s done eating, and cleanup is in progress, I put a big pot of water on the stove and make turkey stock using the turkey carcass. Then, I assemble this casserole, layering all the leftover Thanksgiving sides and turkey.
The next day, all I have to do is pop the casserole in the oven, warm up some gravy, and dinner is ready. My kids love this idea, and it’s so easy.
If you’re looking for more ways to use up your Thanksgiving turkey and leftovers, check out these recipes which are on the lighter side from some of my fellow foodie friends.
Soup/Stew/Chili Recipes using Thanksgiving Leftovers
Turkey Soba Noodle Soup
Vietnamese Turkey Noodle Soup (substitute turkey for chicken)
Coconut-Lime Turkey and Rice Soup, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sweet and Spicy Turkey Curry Soup, Good Life Eats
Turkey Veggie Tray Soup, The Chic Life
Turkey Barley Soup, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Turkey and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime and Cilantro, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Turkey Pho, Closet Cooking
Soup Recipes for Leftover Turkey, Soup Chick
Turkey Corn Chowder (substitute turkey for chicken)
Turkey Vegetable Curry, Food For My Family
Turkey and Vegetable Moroccan Stew, The Vintage Mixer
Turkey Chili, Simply Recipes
Thanksgiving Leftover Brunch/Lunch Recipes
Turkey Kale Egg Breakfast Casserole, The Chic Life
Turkey Vegetable Hash, The Edible Mosaic
Turkey Fried Rice (substitute chopped turkey for shrimp)
Cold Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce (substitute turkey for chicken)
Stir-Fry Noodles with Turkey and Chinese Vegetables (substitute cooked turkey for chicken)
Turkey Apricot Sliders, The Kitchen Is My Playground
Thanksgiving Tostados Two Ways, Family Fresh Cooking
Thanksgiving Leftovers Salad, Craving Chronicles
Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad, Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Leftover Turkey, Cranberry and Pesto Panini, Wine and Glue
Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla, Emily Bites
Thanksgiving Leftover Dinner Recipes
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta with Turkey
Gluten-Free Turkey Biscuit Pot Pie, Sugar-Free Mom
Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Into Poutine, Farm Fresh Feasts
Curried Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, The Chic Life
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, The Law Student’s Wife
Cranberry BBQ Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Cupcakes and Kale
Leftover Turkey Lasagna Rolls with Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach, Cookin’ Canuck
Leftover Turkey, Farro and Cranberries, Reluctant Entertainer
Brown Rice Salad with Leftover Turkey, Red Cabbage and Pecans, Kalyn’s Kitchen
More Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers
Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s Fall Fest where Thanksgiving Leftovers are being featured. Please be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made.
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Smashed Potato Tacos with Guacamole & Pico di Gallo
Red or Green: Spiced Winter Squash Muffins
Virtually Homemade: Mashed Potato Pancakes with Homemade Applesauce
Feed Me Phoebe: Turkey Noodle Soup with Ginger and Cilantro
Weelicious: Turkey Shepherd’s Pot Pie
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Cabbage Roll Stuffed Cabbage with Turkey
Domesticate Me: Mashed Potato Pancakes with Goat Cheese and Chives
The Sensitive Epicure: Cranberry Almond Pancakes with Maple Bourbon Cranberry Syrup (Gluten-Free)
Dishin & Dishes: Turkey Quesadillas with Spicy Cranberry Cream
FN Dish: 10 Ways to Reinvent Thanksgiving Leftovers
A Special Request…
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Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving