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Leftover thanksgiving casserole in a clean baking dish
4.13 from 55 votes

Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing - divided
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey - about 1 lb.
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise - divided
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Place half of the stuffing in the dish and top with all of the turkey.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mayo and cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
  • In another bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup of mayo, potatoes and cheese; evenly spread on top of cranberry sauce mixture.
  • Top with remaining stuffing.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until heated through.
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  • My family loves this casserole so much, that adjust my Thanksgiving recipes so that I have plenty of extras to make this Thanksgiving casserole recipe.
  • I usually make several casseroles at once a freeze the extras for later.
  • I assemble this easy Thanksgiving casserole in disposable pans.  This way they can go right from the freezer to the oven.
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