Turkey often gets relegated to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner or sandwiches, but it's delicious enough to eat all year long. If you're not having a big crowd of guests, though, the leftovers from a roast or fried turkey can feel overwhelming. Luckily, the tasty meat is versatile and can be tossed into a variety of casseroles for a totally new meal.
Casseroles are also great for freezing and enjoying later. To freeze, line the casserole dish completely with aluminum foil. Prepare all of the ingredients and add them to the lined dish but don't bake. Cover and freeze completely. Use the foil to lift the frozen casserole out of the dish and make sure the entire thing is well-wrapped. Store for up to three months. To heat, place in the dish and add up to twice the cook time so that it heats through.
Whether you're looking for a taste of the holidays (without all of the hassle of making a holiday spread) or want a tasty way to use leftovers, these turkey casseroles are sure to be family favorites.
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Turkey cutlet and stuffing casserole brings together the superstars of Thanksgiving dinner in a single dish, making it easy enough for any time of year. The thin cutlets cook quickly on top of the moist stuffing and flavorful gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes for a filling, holiday-worthy meal.
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For a quick dinner, use leftover meat from a previous meal to make this easy turkey and rice casserole—it's even better if you have leftover rice from a takeout order or another meal. Condensed soup adds lots of creamy flavor to the one-dish meal, making it a sure favorite for the whole family.
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This delicious dish takes the flavors of a sub sandwich and presents them in casserole form. Pasta, turkey, and ham are coated in a cheese sauce and topped with breadcrumbs before being baked until crisp. Serve the turkey, ham, and Swiss casserole with a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
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The addition of peas and sliced mushrooms to this turkey noodle casserole make it a one-dish meal. It's a great way to sneak vegetables to your kids. Use leftover roasted and chopped turkey—white or dark meal will work. You can even swap the turkey for chicken.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Simply combine all of the ingredients for this crock pot turkey and rice casserole, turn on the cooker, and walk away. You can cook it on high for about three hours or low for five hours, or until the rice is tender. Add the cheese, let it melt, and serve. Add you choice of veggies—a frozen medley works well.
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For a slightly different spin on a classic dish, make turkey divan casserole. The turkey and broccoli become something special when topped with a creamy cheese sauce. This main dish can be served with rice or pasta, or, to keep it a low-carb meal, try cauliflower rice. It will soak up the decadent sauce without adding carbs.
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Use leftover turkey to make a turkey dinner in a single dish. This turkey and stuffing casserole features gravy and cranberry sauce, delivering all of the flavors of the holidays at once. Serve with simply cooked green beans or mashed potatoes and call it dinner.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Turkey and veggies in a cream sauce are topped with tender homemade biscuits and baked for a dish that will impress any guest. Make this turkey and biscuit bake for Sunday supper or family meal and watch it disappear. Serve with a simple salad for a contrast in color and texture.
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Tetrazzini is a classic dish that can be made with chicken or turkey. This version is studded with mushrooms and pimientos and bathed in a cheesy sauce. Dry sherry adds a depth of flavor and sophistication to the dish. If you don't eat dairy, try a still-creamy dairy-free version.
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After Thanksgiving or a turkey dinner, transform the leftovers into something completely different—baked turkey enchiladas. Filled with turkey, sour cream, and cheese and topped with a homemade enchilada sauce and more cheese, it's a flavorful casserole that makes great leftovers.
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