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Thanksgiving in a Dish--What to do with all those leftovers? 
Nov. 5, 2013 6:47 am 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2013 2:49 am
Prepare now for what's to come!


You have tons of turkey.
Mounds of mashed potatoes.
A surplus of stuffing.
And a variety of vegetables. 

You guessed it, this describes the day after Thanksgiving, when the leftovers seem kind of.........leftover.  I accepted the challenge this month presented by and Kraft Foods to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into a family-pleasing casserole.  It worked!  You'll want to bookmark this recipe for an easy Black Friday meal.

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1 (6 ounce) package STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey
4 cups chopped leftover roasted turkey    
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed
3/4 cup KRAFT Mayo Real Mayonnaise or MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup KRAFT shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon paprika

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare stuffing as directed on package; spread onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Combine turkey, mixed vegetables and mayo; spoon over stuffing.
  4. Mix potatoes and cheese; spread over turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  5. Bake 30 to 40 min. or until heated through.

 *I added 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning to step 3, and this recipe is so versatile that you can add your favorite seasonings, vegetables, and your own homemade stuffing.  If you have leftover gravy and cranberry sauce, serve it with the portions.  My family loved it, and it reminded us of a shepherd's pie. 
If you have a smaller crowd for Thanksgiving, this would be a fun alternative to a large spread. 
Will you take this Leftover Challenge?  I'd love to hear about it!

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Nov. 5, 2013 9:52 am
I'm so glad you say this is good. When I looked at all the ingredients, I just couldn't imagine them all being together in ONE dish and being good. Now I'm looking forward to trying it. Thanks for the review!
Nov. 5, 2013 9:59 am
Hi Paula! I was afraid to leave just the mayo as the sauce so I added the herbs and poultry seasoning. Our Thanksgiving dinner items normally get eaten together anyway! My favorite is stuffing with gravy AND cranberry sauce ; )
Nov. 5, 2013 3:24 pm
I accepted this challenge as well and you make it look so good now I can't wait for Black Friday to give this a try!
Nov. 5, 2013 5:51 pm
Yay, Joey--can't wait to see your creation!
Nov. 6, 2013 8:24 am
Love everything about this Holiday and always looking forward to new ways to use those delicious leftovers. I'll be doing this one, as well, so I'm glad to hear you're giving it a thumbs up!
Nov. 6, 2013 6:49 pm
I like this recipe because it looks so easy to put together. Now, the true test is will my family eat it? We shall see.
Nov. 8, 2013 2:49 am
Make it your own, ladies! Add what you like to it, depending on your family's tastes.
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