Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole


A Thanksgiving leftovers casserole? Let your family enjoy every part of the Thanksgiving meal in this layered comfort-food casserole made with leftover stuffing, turkey, veggies, and cheesy mashed potatoes. Drizzle with gravy and serve with cranberry sauce — because you probably have those leftover too!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole

This Thanksgiving leftovers casserole is the perfect, no-waste way to clean out your fridge in the days after the holiday. You'll never look at leftovers the same way again!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole Ingredients

To make this day-after-Thanksgiving casserole, you'll need the following leftovers:

· Stuffing
· Turkey
· Vegetables (if you don't have any leftover cooked vegetables, just use mixed veggies or saute some onions, celery, and/or carrots)
· Mashed potatoes

You'll also need these additional ingredients:

· Cooking spray
· Mayonnaise
· Shredded Cheddar cheese
· Paprika

How to Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below – but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this Thanksgiving leftovers casserole:

1. Spread the stuffing in an even layer in a prepared baking dish.
2. Mix the turkey, vegetables, and mayonnaise together. Spread over the stuffing.
3. Mix the potatoes and cheese together. Spread over the turkey mixture.
4. Bake in a preheated oven until the casserole is heated through.

More Thanksgiving Leftovers Inspiration

Hungry for more delicious inspiration? Check out these mouthwatering collections that are chock-full of ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers:

· 13 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes for After the Big Feast
· 10 Ways to Love Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
· 10+ Ways to Use Leftover Stuffing

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

" I made this with my Thanksgiving leftovers and I think it was better than the meal," says Dana. "I used the green bean casserole instead of the mayo and put in a layer of corn. Everyone loved it!!"

"This was a huge hit," according to Allrecipes Allstar SunnyDaysNora. "Simple to throw together and a great (and versatile) way to use leftovers. My daughter is a picky eater and she gobbled her serving up and asked me to put it in her lunch the next day!"

"Very moist and full of flavor," raves Allrecipes Allstar Love2CookMommy. "It was extremely easy to make. This recipe doesn't call for seasonings because you're using leftovers. If you make it without leftovers, season it to taste."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • cooking spray

  • 3 cups leftover stuffing

  • 4 cups chopped leftover roasted turkey

  • 2 cups leftover cooked vegetables

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • teaspoon ground paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Spread stuffing evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Mix turkey, vegetables, and mayonnaise together in a bowl until well combined; spoon over stuffing and spread into an even layer.

  4. Mix mashed potatoes and Cheddar cheese until well combined; spread over the turkey mixture. Sprinkle paprika over top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 30 to 40 minutes.


Not enough leftovers? No problem! You can use cooked ground turkey, a prepared 6-ounce box of Stove Top stuffing, frozen mixed veggies (thaw them first!), and prepared instant mashed potatoes.

You can substitute low-fat mayonnaise and Cheddar, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
26g Fat
28g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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