Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

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Use up your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this creamy Turkey and Stuffing Casserole with green beans. All the flavors of Thanksgiving in one simple recipe.

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Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

One of the greatest things about my job is that I get to create new recipes from all of the best holiday foods. You know what that means, right? I get to indulge in Thanksgiving dinner weeks before turkey day even arrives. I’ve in fact had two nearly complete Thanksgiving meals already this fall.

My family eats pretty good, I tell ya.

Some of you are thinking, “Isn’t that slightly anticlimactic?” I get it. I really do. But these recipes are some time-tested family recipes passed down to me and they are true comfort food. I don’t think to make my grandma’s stuffing any other time of year (which makes me wonder, why??), so you can bet that while Thanksgiving is on the mind, I’m going to make it as much as possible.

This turkey and stuffing casserole is the perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. It takes 4 cups of stuffing, 2 cups of turkey, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of green beans. Oh, and you don’t want to forget the french fried onions for that savory crunch we all love.

Now I’ve got the best turkey stuffing around. It’s my grandma’s recipe that I’ve been savoring all of my life so I’m not biased at all, but it really is amazing. One thing that makes our stuffing unique is that it uses two eggs. Readers always want to know why my stuffing calls for eggs. I can say that I think the eggs act as a “binder”, holding the stuffing together, but my real answer?

Because my grandma made it that way.

This recipe is tested with my grandma’s stuffing recipe that you can find right here. But feel free to use your own recipe if you just can’t part with it.

I think the eggs work particularly well for making this leftovers recipe because of the eggs. It formed an easy “crust” that I pressed on the bottom and around the sides of a greased 2.5-quart casserole dish. If your leftover stuffing is drier and crumbly, you could try adding a tablespoon or two of water, chicken broth, butter or even an egg to make it a bit more “stickier”.

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For the filling, mix together 2 cups cubed turkey, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of green beans. Spoon this into the center of the stuffing, then sprinkle french fried onions on top. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and you’re ready to dig into what may end up being your new favorite casserole.

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I’m happy to be partnering with the Ohio Poultry Association for this recipe. Did you know that Ohio produces over 219 million pounds of turkey each year? Which is good because America consumes about 675 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving day. That’s A LOT of turkey!

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Here’s 5 Tips to the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey:

  • When selecting your turkey, allow 1 pound of turkey per person for a fresh or frozen bird.
  • Allow approximately 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds of bird weight for thawing in the refrigerator.
  • Plan for 20 minutes per pound in a 350 °F oven for a defrosted turkey and 10-15 minutes per pound for a fresh turkey.
  • Don’t take the turkey out of the oven until a meat thermometer reads 165°F at the breast and 175 at the thigh.
  • Let a turkey stand for 20 minutes after removing from oven before carving to allow juices to set.

Love turkey leftovers? Try our favorite turkey casserole!

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thanksgiving leftovers casserole

Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

4.50 from 4 votes
Use up your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this creamy Turkey and Stuffing Casserole with green beans. All the flavors of Thanksgiving in one simple recipe.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups turkey stuffing
  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 14.5 ounces green beans drained
  • 10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup undiluted
  • 3/4 cup french fried onions

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 2.5-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Press the stuffing on the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the turkey, green beans and soup.
  • Spoon this mixture into the stuffing-lined dish.
  • Top with ¾ cup french fried onions.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.*

Notes

*Exact cooking time will depend on the size and deepness of the casserole dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Calories 300
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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Catherine
7 years ago

This just looks so comforting and wonderful. What a delicious casserole! xo, Catherine

Arman @ thebigmansworld
7 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious- I swear the best foods are served during Thanksgiving so keep the festive trend going, keep making them ha! 😀

Heather Cheney | heatherlikesfood.com
7 years ago

What a great way to put all the flavors of thanksgiving into one casserole!

Carla (@charliesue)
7 years ago

Thanksgiving is really a TIMEFRAME for me. 🙂 Bring on the turkey and stuffing! There’s about an eight week window, right? Can’t wait to put this tasty dish into my rotation!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate
7 years ago

This looks fab, especially the crunchy onions on top! I get more excited for Thanksgiving leftovers than the real deal – no lie! Great recipe!

Melanie | Melanie Makes
7 years ago

That crust?! Genius! Talk about comfort food!

Andi @ The Weary Chef
7 years ago

Oh, I love this recipe! A great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! Yummy!

aimee @ like mother like daughter
7 years ago

This looks incredible Julie! A combination of three of my favorite thanksgiving recipes, stuffing, turkey, and green bean casserole!! YUM!

Amanda
7 years ago

Wow! This combines my three favorite parts of thanksgiving dinner! I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing. And I love your mother-daughter team. What great memories and fun!!! I am a blogger and my daughter JUST started her own blog on crafting.

Sarah
4 years ago

Are there any reviews from anyone who actually made this?