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Leftover Casserole

One of the most fun things about Thanksgiving is looking forward to the leftovers for days to come–almost as much as the feast itself! Of all the many possibilities like soups, salads, and sandwiches, the mighty yet humble casserole is my favorite! 

Leftover Casserole and a plate with the it served

LEFTOVER THANKSGIVING CASSEROLE is the one-dish bake of your lazy post-holiday dreams. Simply layer and bake for the coziest, the most belly-warming meal you can imagine. The crisped edges of spicy bread stuffing against creamy Potatoes pops of Cranberry Sauce, and juicy Tandoori Chicken with gravy is an entire holiday in one glorious bite!

Variations

Our Indian Inspired Casserole is really a guideline more than an exact recipe. So you can use what you have and make it your own! Have, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted butternut squash, chestnut stuffing, green beans, corn, or glazed carrots? Layer it, bake it, and put your feet up.

  • Use roasted turkey in place of chicken 
  • Mashed sweet potatoes in place of white
  • Layer in your leftover veggies of choice
  • Sprinkle any leftover Brussels sprouts on top for an extra crisp
ingredients to make leftover casserole

How To Assemble The Leftover Casserole

  • In a 9 X 13-inch baking dish, add a layer of mashed potatoes
  • Next, pour and spread the gravy
  • Layer cranberry sauce on top
  • Debone and shred the leftover chicken or turkey and add the pieces on top
photos one through four showing how to assemble casserole with leftovers
  • Spread a layer of stuffing on top. Cover with aluminium foil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven until the sides look bubbly about 30 to 45 minutes.
photos five and six showing casserole ready to bake and after baking

Serving

Serve hot! Leftover Casserole is best enjoyed while still in your pajamas, popped in the oven between Netflix shows. Pour some hot chai (or a glass of wine), grab a blanket, and savor every bite until you make it again next year!

thanksgiving casserole dish along side 2 plates served

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy casserole that makes a great meal with the holiday leftovers. Do check out my individual Thanksgiving Recipes as well as my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Guide.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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leftover casserole served in a black dish

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Leftover Casserole

Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole is the one-dish bake of your lazy post-holiday dreams, an entire holiday in one glorious bite!

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: dinner, Lunch

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.

  • In a 9 X 13-inch casserole dish add a layer of mashed potatoes. Next, pour and spread the gravy. Layer cranberry sauce on top followed by the chicken. Top with the stuffing pieces.
  • Cover the dish with an aluminum foil and bake for 30 to 45 mins or until the sides starts to bubble.

Notes

Since this recipe uses leftovers and can be changed up easily to what you have on hand, I have not included the nutrition facts.

Author: Archana

Hey there! I am a techie turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger. I love food and enjoy developing easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.

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