You could use chicken, ham or beef -whatever you have left over. If you have it, use your favorite stuffing recipe, enough to top the casserole
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a 9 x 13-inch pan or large oven-safe casserole dish (or whichever size is appropriate if you don't have as many leftovers), spread the mashed potatoes in the bottom of the pan, layer meat and vegetables over the potatoes.
- Spread gravy over the top, and then top with leftover stuffing. If you don't have stuffing leftover, or don't care for it, you can put the mashed potatoes on top of the casserole to make a crust.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until hot.
I was first introduced to this casserole as a child by my grandmother. It's a tradition I've carried on with my own family. They prefer this meal the day after Thanksgiving more than the Thanksgiving dinner itself! I don't use the vegetables at all, as we usually have leftover green bean casserole to serve on the side. I order them differently, too - stuffing on the bottom, then turkey, then mashed potatoes, then top with the gravy and poke holes all the way down to the stuffing layer so it gets the hot bubbly gravy, too. Serve with leftover cranberry sauce, too! Heaven on a plate.
My dh and I loved this! I put a layer of stuffing, then turkey, gravy then mashed potatoes. I forgot about the veggies! But this made the stuffing even better and everything came together wonderfully. I did let it bake for about 45 minutes, just because I was busy, thanks so much!
We had this last night. I also layered it differently, stuffing on bottom, turkey, creamed corn, threw in some French's onions, then the mashed potatoes, more onions and topped with shredded cheese. Very tasty! A definite keeper!