Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use or start with a few kitchen shortcuts for this easy Thanksgiving casserole!
Servings 8 people
- 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce, optional (or about 1 ½ cups leftover cranberry sauce)
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, NOT diluted
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, NOT diluted
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups cooked, shredded turkey (or chicken)
- 2 cups frozen green beans, thawed and drained
- 1 (12 ounce) package Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix, prepared according to the package directions (or about 6 cups of leftover stuffing)
- Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or thyme
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread the cranberry sauce in the bottom of the dish, if using. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together condensed soups and milk. Stir in turkey and green beans.
Transfer turkey mixture to the baking dish.
Spread prepared stuffing evenly on top of the turkey mixture.
Cover the dish with foil. Bake, covered, at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned on top. If you like your stuffing really moist, leave the dish covered for the entire baking time.
- If you're sensitive to salt, feel free to substitute with the Healthy Request or 98% fat-free varieties of condensed soups for lighter options with less sodium.
- Stir some herbs or other seasonings into the sauce. Try dried or fresh parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, chives, or garlic. A squeeze of lemon juice is also a nice, bright addition!
- Prepare the stuffing according to the instructions on your specific package. Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix recommends adding sauteed celery and onion as well. I do not use these ingredients (but you can if you want). Instead, I follow the instructions with the chicken broth and butter, but omit the extra veggies. Stove Top stuffing mix, by contrast, only requires water and butter for preparation.
- If you like your stuffing really moist, keep the dish covered for the entire baking time.
- Cooking for a smaller family? Cut all of the ingredients in half (using a single 6-ounce box of Stove Top stuffing mix) and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square pan. You can reduce the total baking time by 5-10 minutes, too. Alternatively, you can prepare the full recipe, but divide the ingredients between two 8-inch square baking dishes. Freeze the extra dish for a later meal.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 841IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg