10 Leftover Turkey Casseroles for After Thanksgiving
Everyone loves Thanksgiving leftovers, but after a day or two you start to want anything except turkey. These comforting casseroles turn bland and boring turkey into completely new creations. From classic turkey tetrazzini to new, creative casseroles, these are guaranteed to get you out of the post-holiday slump. Here are 10 casseroles made with leftover turkey.
Turkey Tetrazzini II
There's no doubt about it, turkey tetrazzini is the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover food. It's creamy and cheesy, and sure to get you out of your post-holiday slump. Reviewer ISHKABIBBLEMOM says, "This is a good comfort food...super easy to put together. Just what I needed to use up my turkey leftovers but it made a LOT. I'd advise baking it in a 9x13 baking dish or dividing it between two smaller dishes and freezing one for later."
Wild Rice and Leftover Turkey Casserole
This basic recipe uses wild rice and cream of mushroom soup to turn turkey into a creamy, comfort-food casserole.
Turkey Tamale Pie
Chef John's Turkey Noodle Casserole
"This delicious casserole is for leftover leftovers. I don't know about you, but after a few days of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, no matter how tasty they originally were, I want something that makes me forget there's even turkey in it," says Chef John. "Since ingredients like garam masala, spicy cheese, and peppers aren't typically used in the meal, they work wonderfully here to disguise the last of a holiday bird."
Green Turkey and Cheese Casserole
Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Shells
"I made this for our family Thanksgiving Leftover Cook-Off," says reviewer Ellen Bancroft Ziegler. "It is cheesy, baked stuffed shells using leftover turkey, stuffing, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, grated Swiss cheese, and leftover gravy. Very easy, but very rich."
Thanksgiving in a Dish
Put leftover turkey and veggies to use in one casserole. The biscuit-like topping makes this the ideal cold-weather casserole.