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This Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole is a great option for making good use of your holiday leftovers! It’s a great recipe for anyone who would prefer a fresh dish over leftovers.
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OKAY, enough mush? Let’s chat Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole.
I’ve wanted to bring you a recipe like this for years! After Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other instant where we make a round of festive holiday foods, I can’t wait to whip up a casserole like this. The concept is so, so simple with just a touch of freshly-made. You layer the leftovers in a casserole dish and top it with a cranberry “gravy.” The cranberry gravy is a mixture of leftover cranberry sauce with just a little coconut milk (turns it into a beautiful creamy purple). Bake the whole casserole together, top with pecans, and enjoy!
This ThanksgivingLeftovers Casserole is a GREAT option for those of you (or those of your family members) who don’t like leftovers. It’s a good method for taking leftovers and making them new again.
I hope you enjoy! Wishing you and yours a safe, happy Thanksgiving.
- 2 cups leftover stuffing
- 2 1/2 -3 cups leftover turkey
- 1 cup leftover brussels sprouts or other greens
- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups leftover cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Layer stuffing in bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle Brussels sprouts, or greens, on top, followed by turkey, then spread on mashed potatoes.
- Combine cranberry sauce and coconut milk, and spread on top of mashed potatoes in an even layer. Finally, sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F, or until the top is bubbly.