This was made from Thanksgiving leftovers, and ingredients in my pantry. It's a family favorite and a hit at Pot lucks. With leftovers, it's a breeze, made from scratch ... it's work. Either way it's a hit and well worth the time. After a holiday meal half the work is done because you usually have the mashed potatoes, and turkey. When I make it from scratch, I usually use chicken rather than turkey. Prep times are from leftovers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place turkey in an even layer on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with a layer of onion and a layer of green beans so that the turkey is no longer visible. Pour the condensed soup over the onion layer, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Stir together the cubed cheese and mashed potatoes; spoon over the top of the casserole, and spread to cover.

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

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 45.3g 91% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 32.6g 50% DV; cholesterol 139.7mg 47% DV; sodium 1465.6mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2005
This recipe was excellent! I gave it five stars because the taste was great and it was SO quick and easy to make (with the help of my food processor). I do have some qualms with the recipe though. First 4 cups is NOT 4 servings if you're using instant mashed potatoes if you only make 4 servings you won't have enough to top the casserole (learned this the hard way). My next potato problem is the mixing in of the cubed cheese this makes it awful hard to spread on the casserole and is completely unnecessary: you'll lose nothing if you simply sprinkle the cubed cheese on after you spoon on the potatoes. As far as alterations go I doubled the onion and added a good amount of crushed garlic (to the potatoes) to prevent the blandness other reviews ran into. A nice sprinkling of paprika might make an attractive and tasty addition too. All and all this was fast and delicious! I'll make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2008
I made this recipe with only one change. I switched from the green beans to peas but made no other substitutions. For the life of me and my family we could not imagine how this rated an allover 4 1/2 stars. It was like eating an extremely bad version of shephard's pie. I don't know if was the mushroom soup (which did not provide much flavor) or the fact that turkey does not have a strong enough flavor to carry the dish but the ingredients just did not meld together. Sorry folks but this just isn't worth making. Read More
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153 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
This recipe was excellent! I gave it five stars because the taste was great and it was SO quick and easy to make (with the help of my food processor). I do have some qualms with the recipe though. First 4 cups is NOT 4 servings if you're using instant mashed potatoes if you only make 4 servings you won't have enough to top the casserole (learned this the hard way). My next potato problem is the mixing in of the cubed cheese this makes it awful hard to spread on the casserole and is completely unnecessary: you'll lose nothing if you simply sprinkle the cubed cheese on after you spoon on the potatoes. As far as alterations go I doubled the onion and added a good amount of crushed garlic (to the potatoes) to prevent the blandness other reviews ran into. A nice sprinkling of paprika might make an attractive and tasty addition too. All and all this was fast and delicious! I'll make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2008
This was a good use of leftovers and a nice comfort meal. I used a layer of stuffing as my base then added the turkey and topped that with frozen green beans. Soup went on top but I think that next time I would thin the soup with some milk to make it more spreadable. Used about half the amounts of cheese called for; felt a full pound of cheese would just be overpowering. Topped the mashed potatos with french fried onions as there is no way that raw onions are going to cook in the casserole in 30-40 minutes and would be too sharp/overpowering. The fried onions made for a nice crispy topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
Made this after Thanksgiving and our guests loved this. I also used a can of mushrooms in it. One thing I would change; As everything else in it was already "cooked" basically the onions had a very strong almost raw flavor as it was only heated for 30 minutes. I would lightly saute' them before adding them in the next time. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
We really liked this recipe. I was using leftover turkey which was REALLY dry, so I mixed it with about 1 cup of chicken broth and some sauteed shallots. I then put a layer of corn on top of the turkey mixed, followed by cheese and cream of chicken soup. I then used a layer of mashed potatoes, sprinkled with more cheese and a little butter and parm to make it crusty on top. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
This was a really good Shepard's pie casserole that used turkey in place of beef. It was very good will be making this again in the future. I put the green beans in between the shredded cheese and potato mixture. It stills needs something either garlic or a dash of hot pepper sauce. But very good as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2007
In my case it was a layer of leftover turkey topped by freshly sauteed onions topped with leftover green bean casserole then a layer of cream of mushroom soup (which I stirred with some leftover chicken soup stock and some of the mashed potatoes) before topping with the last of the leftover potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2007
This is definitely a keeper! In the interest of cutting fat I omitted the cubed cheddar cheese and mixed half of the shredded cheddar into the potatoes. I suggest chopping the onion fairly fine to insure that it is cooked in the 30-40 minutes. Anyway I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2004
I made this with leftover roasted chicken. I topped the chicken with the rest of the green bean casserole I had made and instead of soup I poured in my leftover gravy. Didn't have any cheddar on hand so I topped the potatoes with grated parm and sprinkled with paprika. Yum Peggikaye! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
This recipe is EXCELLENT!! I substituded green bean to frozen vegetable. This recipe is easy to make and taste is GOOD.All my family loved it and asked me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2008
I made this recipe with only one change. I switched from the green beans to peas but made no other substitutions. For the life of me and my family we could not imagine how this rated an allover 4 1/2 stars. It was like eating an extremely bad version of shephard's pie. I don't know if was the mushroom soup (which did not provide much flavor) or the fact that turkey does not have a strong enough flavor to carry the dish but the ingredients just did not meld together. Sorry folks but this just isn't worth making. Read More
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