Saturday, 26 December 2015
This delicious casserole is the perfect way to use up some of the leftovers from your Christas dinner, using up some of the turkey (of course) stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. It's delicious and there is also cheese in the mix. Oh but it is some good!
I wanted to use up some of the leftovers today in a casserole, and I wanted something completely different than the usual turkey curry or pot pie.
This is almost like your favourite leftover turkey sandwich, except . . . it's not a sandwich . . . it's a casserole . . . and its perfect for sharing.
You layer half of the leftover stuffing on the bottom and the other half on the top . . . in between are sandwiched chopped cooked turkey, spread with a delicious cranberry mayonnaise.
On top of the turkey meat and sauce goes a delicious mixture of leftover mashed potatoes, mayonnaise and mozzarella cheese . . . then of course the final topping of stuffing.
It is an unusual combination to be sure . . . but it works together beautifully. Perhaps it is not so pretty to look at, but I can promise you that in this case, looks are very deceiving . . . as this is probably one of the most delicious turkey casseroles I have ever tasted!
I hope that all of you had a lovely Christmas, and that you will find this recipe to come in very handy!!
Serves 4 to 6, depending on appetites
A delicious casserole which is easy to put together and helps to use up leftovers from your roast dinners.
4 cups of prepared stuffing, divided
4 cups of coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about one pound)
3/4 cup of good quality mayonnaise, divided
1/4 cup of whole berry cranberry sauce
2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ Butter an 8 inch square casserole dish. Spoon half of the stuffing mixture into the bottom of the dish and spread it out to cover. Sprinkle with the turkey pieces. Whisk together 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise and all of the cranberry sauce. Spread this mixture over top of the turkey. Beat together the remaining mayonnaise, the mashed potatoes and the mozzarella cheese. Spoon this over top of the turkey, spreading it over to cover. Sprinkle the remaining stuffing over top.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until bubbling and heated through. Allow to stand for 10 minutes or so before serving. Delicious!