Italian Turkey Casserole

We always have turkey on Easter. I gather from the lack of turkeys in the grocery store that this is not the norm, but not everyone in the family loves ham. But of course fixing turkey means leftovers. So, I took to Pinterest to find something fun to do with my leftover turkey. This recipe sounded different and tasty and I had all the ingredients in the pantry so it was pretty easy to decide on this one. (I humbly apologize for the less than stellar photos, the lighting was less than perfect and I was in a hurry.)

Adapted from a recipe on My Life of Travel and Adventures

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of cooked turkey, shredded
  • 1 box of Stove Top stuffing mix (I used the Cornbread one since that is what I had on hand.)
  • 3/4 cup of mayo
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies (I only had frozen corn, so I used that.)
  • 1 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Add 4 cups of cooked turkey to a bowl and stir in mayo until the turkey is evenly coated. (This was not in the original recipe, but it’s a trick I’ve used before to keep the turkey from drying out when you reheat it.) Layer it into a greased 9×13 pan.
  2. In a bowl combine all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spread the stuffing mixture on top of the turkey evenly.
  4. Bake at 400 for 40 minutes or until heated through.

Verdict: Win

I really enjoyed this and it smelled wonderful while it was cooking. The turkey hater in the family had two servings! I cut the seasoning back quite a bit from the original recipe, but the pickiest of the fam still thought it had too much seasoning, so that is something to be aware of if you have a picky eater in your family. Overall though, it was a hit.

 

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2 thoughts on “Italian Turkey Casserole

  1. What a great way to use up leftovers.

    Here in New Zealand, we don’t eat turkey but for Easter it seems it’s either lamb or ham. Maybe you could try lamb next time instead of the ham that isn’t as popular with your family?

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