Let your turkey leftovers be tomorrow’s treasure. These turkey casserole recipes will repurpose your beautiful roasted bird into mouthwatering casseroles.
There’s a wide variety of casserole recipes in this list, ranging from rice and pasta-based dishes to tacos and pot pies.
With this recipe round-up, every craving will be fulfilled.
Casseroles are not only hearty and delicious but wildly easy to make, as well.
That’s why I usually turn to such recipes after the holidays. I mean, who has the energy to whip up a complicated dish post-Thanksgiving, right?
They also freeze well, so you can assemble the ingredients in the baking dish, cover it with foil, and pop it in the freezer.
That way, you can enjoy the deliciousness of a holiday-worthy meal on any given day.
These casseroles are so scrumptious, you’ll gobble them up non-stop. Let’s eat!
Let’s kick things off with this highly addictive turkey casserole.
The combination of pasta and a cream-based sauce alone is already a hit, what more with other good things added to it?
This creamy and dreamy pasta is fully loaded with shredded turkey, mushrooms, and lots of cheese.
Sprinkled with crispy bread crumbs and baked to perfection, this casserole is delicious from the bottom to the top.
Firm and springy egg noodles are tossed with a creamy white sauce and studded with turkey, vegetables, and cheese.
This is the ultimate mash-up between Asian and American cuisines!
It’s colorful, delicious, and hearty, to boot. Complete with carbs, veggies, protein, and fat, this casserole is a complete meal on its own.
Best of all, it only takes 30 minutes to make and bake, yet it feeds an entire crowd.
Turkey sausage, rice, and cheese join forces to make one delightful casserole you won’t soon forget.
While casseroles are mostly hearty and heavy, this one is surprisingly light, despite being filling. The secret is all the colorful veggies!
Loaded with sweet corn, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions, this casserole has such a bright and refreshing flavor you won’t usually find in most casseroles.
With just some added milk and cream of chicken soup, you’ll have transformed your Thanksgiving feast into a completely different, yet just as festive, dish.
You’ll love how this simple recipe revamps unappetizing leftovers into a stunning casserole.
It also gets bonus points for being ridiculously easy to make. You’ll only need four ingredients and follow three steps. Awesome, am I right?
Start your day right with this outrageously rich, meaty, and cheesy breakfast casserole. Just looking at it already makes me drool.
So here’s what you can expect from a bite of this casserole: turkey sausage, hash browns, eggs, and gooey cheese. This is comfort food at its best.
It’s so scrumptious, I’ll bet you’ll want to eat it the entire day. Fortunately, one recipe serves a lot.
This dish has everything you can ever ask for in a casserole.
Starchy rice? Check.
Tender and meaty turkey? Uhuh.
Creamy and cheesy sauce? You bet.
But it doesn’t end there. This casserole is topped with a crispy and buttery crushed Ritz cracker mixture, making it even more phenomenal.
It’s delicious, a meal on its own, and it’s embarrassingly easy to make. I couldn’t ask for more.
Cordon bleu, even on its own, is already a fantastic dish. Turn it into a casserole and it’ll be even more phenomenal.
Leftover turkey and ham are bathed with a creamy Swiss cheese sauce, covered in crunchy bread crumbs, and baked. This beauty is love at first bite.
You’ll love how despite its full, umami-rich flavors, the bread crumbs are there to offset the richness.
This turkey biscuit casserole is a magnificent mash-up of a pot pie and a cobbler, and it is seriously delicious.
The filling at the bottom is a combination of leftover turkey, vegetables, and a ridiculously creamy mushroom sauce.
It’s topped with soft and fluffy biscuits that form a nice, crispy outer crust once it’s baked.
The end result is a delectable casserole that’s impossible to resist.
I can never say no to a slice of warm, buttery, and flaky pie stuffed with a creamy, savory filling. The mere thought of it gives me joy.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s a good way to use up all your leftovers as well. Raid the fridge and throw in as many veggies as you can!
While pot pie fillings are usually made with chicken, who says you can’t use turkey? Turkey gives the classic dish a festive Thanksgiving feel.
To say that this recipe is easy is an understatement.
All the ingredients are thrown into the baking pan, and the pan is popped into the oven.
There are no extra bowls or dishes needed besides the baking dish itself, so clean-up is a breeze.
More importantly, though, this casserole is insanely delicious.
The combination of cream of chicken soup and milk makes it wildly creamy, while leftover bread dressing gives it a nice layer of crunch.
Layers of tortillas, beans, turkey, and cheese are baked until golden and bubbly. This is the Thanksgiving taco casserole you never thought you needed.
While delicious as it is, feel free to customize the toppings to make this casserole your own.
You can also smother the casserole with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for that extra oomph.
Mac ‘n cheese and leftover turkey together in one? I won’t say no to that!
Why make basic mac n cheese when you can level it up with Thanksgiving turkey? I can’t even begin to express how scrumptious the result is.
Rich, creamy, and cheesy mac n cheese meets the goodness of turkey and leftover stuffing. This is as delicious as it gets.
Are you ready for another epic transformation? In this next dish, your leftover Thanksgiving turkey will be turned into a decadent shepherd’s pie.
I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
With creamy mashed potatoes and melty cheddar cheese on top, this version is just as hearty and comforting as the classic.
Only, instead of ground lamb, it has turkey instead.
This mouthwatering casserole has layers of thinly sliced, garlic-flavored potatoes, seasoned turkey, a creamy egg-milk mixture, and cheese for days.
How can anyone resist? All it takes is one look to fall in love.
It’s potatoes, cream, cheese, and meat together in one dish. This is the epitome of comfort food combinations.
Tender flour tortilla rolls are stuffed with a mix of shredded turkey, corn, and tomatoes coated in enchilada sauce.
I’ll eat these already as they are, but let’s take it to the next level, shall we?
Pour more enchilada sauce and shredded cheese on top and pop it in the oven.
That way, you’ll get an aromatic casserole with a beautiful, golden exterior, where the cheese has become slightly crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside.
That’s what I call the perfect enchilada.
Take leftovers and common pantry ingredients to make this delectable casserole.
Rice, broccoli, and leftover turkey are coated with a creamy and cheesy sauce and topped with a buttery crumb topping.
It takes 10 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to bake, and about 1 minute to disappear.
One forkful of this tetrazzini brings back memories from home. My mom used to make this casserole all the time, and it always made me feel extra loved.
There’s just something about the combination of pasta, mushrooms, cream, and cheese that makes my heart smile.
The added chunks of turkey make it even more comforting.
Turkey and veggies soaked in gravy at the bottom, and buttery, crumbly cornbread on top: ah, that’s the stuff!
Both layers are delicious in their own right. The turkey is mixed with colorful veggies and drenched in savory gravy.
The cornbread has the perfect, crumbly yet not dry texture, and is filled with corn and cheese, to boot.
They’re great apart but are just perfect together. Together, they create a wonderful harmony of flavors and textures.
Beef up your leftover turkey and mix it with wild rice, mushrooms, cream, and cheese! It’s rich, hearty, and wildly delicious.
It’s the easiest thing to throw together, too. Just place all the ingredients in a dish and let the oven take care of the rest.
Last on the list but not in my heart is this turkey pasta bake. It looks good, smells amazing, and tastes like heaven on earth.
It’s secretly healthy, too! That’s what I love about this dish. It’s rich and hearty without being too indulgent.
Made with whole wheat pasta, kale, ground turkey, and cheese. This casserole has all the components of a great casserole, but it’s not too heavy on calories.
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