Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
I made this up when DD had her wisdom teeth out. She wanted a turkey dinner similar to Thanksgiving in June!! I needed to use up all the leftovers so this was it!! You can use boxed stuffing if you need to, you would need 2 6oz packages of seasoned stuffing mix. You can make this ahead very easily...just remember the cooking time will be extended
- 6 -8 cups prepared stuffing, 3/4 of it for the bottom the rest for dotting on top
- 2 cups cooked turkey
- 16 ounces frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and slightly cooked
- 3 -4 green onions, diced
- 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise (Hellmans is what I use)
- 1⁄2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) cream of chicken soup
- 1⁄4 cup whipping cream or 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded cheese, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon tarragon (optional)
- Spray the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, cover the bottom of dish with stuffing.
- Place turkey and mixed vegetables.
- In a separate bowl, mix soup, cream, onions, yogurt and 1/2 of the cheese.
- Pour over the veggie and turkey layer.
- Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.
- Sprinkle more of the stuffing -- dotting over the top -- .
I made a few changes to the recipe which is one of the nice features of this recipe--you can be quite flexible. I had 6 cups of stuffing, used 3 cups of turkey, leftover green bean casserole instead of the frozen mixed vegetables, used the mayonnaise and sour cream instead of yogurt. I used leftover turkey gravy instead of the cream of chicken soup and cream. I layered the ingredients as per the original recipe. I did find that a 9" square pan held the ingredients quite well. There is one problem with the recipe. It doesn't tell you how long to bake the casserole or at what temperature. I tried 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Its a great way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers.
We used canned chicken instead of turkey as we froze our left overs and used left over cream corn. We didn't put cheese in the recipe but put it on the top of the casserole. We also baked our casserole at 350 for 30 minutes. Very good...felt like yogurt was a key ingredient for this recipe. We will bake it again next year or even make it before:)