Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

Leftover turkey and stuffing casserole

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
425 Calories
22g Fat
33g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 425
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1241mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 419mg 9%
*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 and stuffing casserole with gravy is a delicious way to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers. It combines turkey, stuffing, and gravy, along with a little cranberry sauce for topping. Combining all those ingredients in one dish combats the common problem with turkey leftovers—the fact that it can be dry.

Even if it's not Thanksgiving, that's no problem as this recipe can be made with freshly cooked turkey or chicken (diced or sliced), along with prepared or homemade stuffing as well.

Turkey stuffing casserole is 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 you don't think your family would be fond of cranberry sauce within the casserole itself, serve it on the side.


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.

    Buttered glass baking dish

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

    Cubed bread for stuffing in glass casserole dish

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  4. Add half of the turkey, then top with half of the gravy.

    Turkey and gravy added to stuffing

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  5. Repeat the layers.

    Layers of turkey, gravy and stuffing in a casserole dish

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  6. Top with dollops of cranberry sauce.

    Cranberry sauce added to leftover turkey casserole with stuffing

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

    Baked leftover turkey and stuffing casserole

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  8. Serve and enjoy.

    Leftover turkey and stuffing casserole on a plate

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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. An equal amount of diced carrots would taste good, too.
  • Add some fresh or dried chopped parsley, sage, rosemary, and/or thyme to the turkey before layering it in the casserole dish.
  • Add chopped toasted pecans or walnuts to the stuffing mixture.

How to Store and Freeze Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

This casserole will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for three or four days. Reheat it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, or in a 350 F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

You can also freeze this turkey stuffing casserole for much longer in an airtight, well-wrapped container, for up to three months. You can reheat it from frozen in a 325 F oven for 20 to 30 minutes.