If your family is anything like mine, you go overboard on the Thanksgiving feast. If you have a house full of people, the leftovers make a great menu for feeding everyone on Friday.

Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole

from Life Tastes Good 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups leftover stuffing, divided
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about 1 lb.)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese of choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, and top with turkey.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, mashed potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread over the last layer, and top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired, with dried cranberries. Makes 6 servings.

It doesn’t matter what your original recipe was for the stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc., it all works in this casserole. You could easily add other leftover vegetables, sauteed onion for flavor, substitute another meat, or even leave the meat out altogether to make it vegetarian. 

So that takes care of supper, but what about breakfast and lunch? How about some Cranberry Turnovers for breakfast (from Country Living), and Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza for a quick and easy lunch (from The Gunny Sack)! Better make extra of everything on the big day so you’ll be able to do these all over again on Saturday!