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Kraft Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole - #AllstarsLeftoverChallenge 
Oct. 31, 2013 8:59 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2013 12:26 pm
Well friends, it's November.  The first thing that comes to mind for me when I think of November is Thanksgiving.  And one of the biggest things I love about Thanksgiving is LEFTOVERS!  But do you ever have TOO MANY LEFTOVERS?  Have you ever wondered what to do with all that turkey!  Do you get tired of turkey sandwiches (I don't), turkey soup, turkey. . .turkey. . .turkey?  Well, Kraft has come up with a simple solution for you.  Kraft Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole.  I tried it, and it's yummy!
First the recipe call for whipping up a box of Stove Top Turkey Stuffing on the (surprise) stove top!  It needs 1 1/4 cups water and 1/4 cup butter, which you bring to a boil, add the stuffing mix, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.  Fluff it with a fork and you're good to go.  This reminded me of my teenager days, my best friend and I made Stove top as a snack frequently!  Spread the stuffing in a 9x13 inch pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

You top the stuffing with a mixutre of 4 cups chopped roasted turkey, 2 cups frozen (or I used canned because it's what I had on hand) veggies (we used corn), and 3/4 cup Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip.  

The final layer is 3 cups of leftover mashed potatoes and 1 cup shredded cheese, which you mix together. . .

. . . and spread evenly over the rest of the casserole. . .

Then you sprinkle paprika on top!

Looks pretty even before baking, huh?  Bake it for 30-40 minutes (I only needed 30), and see how great it looks.

We really liked it, and it made enough that we had leftover leftovers!  I hope you'll consider giving this a try for your Thanksgiving leftovers!
I served it with my favorite salad, a simple spinach/strawberry salad with Simple Strawberry Viniagrette.
Kraft Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole" target="_blank">SAVE RECIPE
Serves 8    Total Time: 45-55 minutes    Prep Time: 15 minutes   Cook TIme: 30-40 minutes
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups chopped leftover roasted turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed
  • ¾ cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise or MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  • PREPARE stuffing as directed on package using water and butter; spread onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • COMBINE turkey, mixed vegetables and mayo; spoon over stuffing.
  • MIX potatoes and cheese; spread over turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • BAKE 30 to 40 min. or until heated through.
    Thanksgiving is a special holiday.  It often gets overlooked between Halloween and Christmas.  This year I hope we can all remember to Respcet the Bird and celebrate Thanksgiving in all its splendor!  Let's enjoy the day!

    Stay tuned throughout November for more Thanksgiving tips!
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