Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

Leftover turkey and stuffing casserole

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
637 Calories
32g Fat
50g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 637
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 42%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 1862mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 628mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tasty turkey casserole recipe is made with leftover Thanksgiving bird, stuffing, gravy, and a little cranberry sauce for topping. It's a popular way to use holiday dinner leftovers, but it can be made with freshly cooked diced or sliced turkey or chicken and prepared stuffing as well.

It's a nice dish to make for a potluck dinner and can be scaled up or down quite easily. The cubed cranberry sauce gives the casserole extra flavor. If your family isn't fond of cranberry sauce, serve it on the side.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for the pan

  • 4 cups prepared turkey stuffing

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, diced

  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce

  • 3 1/2 cups prepared turkey gravy

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for leftover turkey and stuffing casserole
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Butter bottom and sides of 2-quart baking dish.

    Butter pan
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  3. Arrange half of the stuffing in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

    Bread cubes
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  4. Add half of the turkey then top with half of the gravy.

    Add half the turkey
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  5. Repeat the layers.

    Repeat the layers
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  6. Top with dollops of cranberry sauce.

    Top with cubes
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  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

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  8. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Variations

  • Replace the turkey with chicken for a chicken and dressing casserole.
  • Sauté about 1/2 cup of diced celery and 1/2 cup of diced onion in butter and add to the prepared stuffing mixture for some extra crunch and flavor. 
  • Add chopped toasted pecans to the stuffing mixture.