Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS CASSEROLE RECIPE

OK, so here is how 2nd Man used up the bulk of our Thanksgiving dinner leftovers (and for those that missed the pics of dinner, CLICK HERE).

Leftover Dressing
First thing he did was get out the large rectangle baking dish.  He lined the bottom with dressing sort of pushing down so it sticks together...

Leftover Potatoes
Then a layer of leftover mashed potatoes on top of that...

Leftover Giblet Gravy
On top of the potatoes what else but giblet gravy.  The gravy was cold from the fridge so it was easy to spread around on top of the potatoes...

Leftover Brussels Sprouts
Then he put some of the leftover roasted Brussels sprouts as the next layer...along with some of the bacon pieces.  Here you could use any vegetable you had left over, asparagus, peas, greens, etc...

Leftover Turkey
Then came the meat...leftover pieces of turkey, dark and white meat, it can be chunky or torn or sliced, whatever you have, just cover up the veggies...


And lastly, seal it all up with more stuffing. Just put it on top and push it down a bit to seal things up.  I missed the oven pictures but after this, 2nd Man covered it in foil and baked it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees with the foil on...


Then he took the foil off and baked for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is browned.  Remember, everything is fully cooked already, it's just coming from the cold fridge and needs to heat up and become more like a casserole.

Thanksgiving Casserole
And here it is...I guess you can say it's a Thanksgiving Dinner Mash-Up and boy, was it ever good!  One thing we totally forgot was to put some of the cranberry sauce inside, so we had some on the side.  

A delicious, somewhat different, great way to use up those leftovers!

Enjoy!

17 comments:

Bryan said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!

donna baker said...

That is the best looking casserole I've ever seen. You could make a million billion bucks with that.

carol pavlik said...

That looks yummy! Love those leftovers. I like to cook stuffing in my waffle iron till the edges are crisp. Then I put a scoop of potatoes and top with turkey and gravy.

1st Man said...

Thanks! It was delish!

1st Man said...

LOL, you are too kind. Not sure it's worth that much but it certainly fills the tummy nicely!

1st Man said...

Wow, now THAT'S an awesome idea. Dang, now I wish we had more leftover stuffing. ;-)

wenda j said...

My mother, a wonderful farm wife cook,the meals she made with the leftovers were something out of this world. I had friends who always seemed to show up on leftover night...Monday. The meal that you shown us takes me and my taste buds back.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Very creative! For a minute I thought you'd do a middle layers of whip cream (like Rachael on Friends) which might not have tasted too bad. Just caught up with the pics of your living room which looks fantastic! Especially love "Ma's" painting. So bright and happy. Was she too?

Anne in the kitchen said...

Lovely! I still have a little turkey, dressing and brussels sprouts left. Maybe tomorrow!

Molly B said...

That looks SO good, I wish I had leftovers for that. Tell 2nd Man he is pretty impressive!

Molly B

Colleen said...

Now that is what you call a leftover Thanksgiving lasagna :}

Leftover stuffing/dressing waffle recipe: http://www.justataste.com/thanksgiving-leftover-stuffing-waffles-recipe/

Texas Rose said...

I love how 2nd Man just takes things out of the refrigerator, puts them together, and creates such delicious dishes! Yum-e!

1st Man said...

Aww, thanks for this, it means a lot to us. Meals made with love are the best!

1st Man said...

LOL! True! We might have had cranberry in the middle if we had remember, ha.

Thanks for the comment about the living room. "Ma" is still vibrant and happy, she's about 85 now? 86? I can't remember. She's not our mother, she's just the mother of a very dear friend who we've known forever and she's like a mother to everyone and we all call her Ma, ha. She moved to Florida and lives across the street from her son. It was just too hard to keep up a house and live on so much acreage and she was so excited for us to get it and give it a new life and purpose.

Thanks for the sweet comment!

1st Man said...

Thanksgiving leftovers are always the best huh? :-)

1st Man said...

Great links, thanks for these!!! It was delicious. It was kind of like a lasagna too, thanks for that!

1st Man said...

He seems to have a knack for that. Thank you!!!!