Recipe Box, Thanksgiving Casserole

Let me start by saying my foodie son was not impressed with this dish  😳


But my husband loved it!  And I loved it because it took NO time to whip up  😊

Thanksgiving leftovers casserole

It’s not fancy …which is why my son didn’t love it   😝

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It’s just chicken vegetables and stuffing combined in a casserole…which is why my husband loved it  😊


This was an early taste of Thanksgiving~ with a few simple ingredients


If you make this with your actual leftovers of your favorite homemade stuffing, green bean casserole or other vegetables, and roasted turkey, it is bound to be even better!

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I used Stove Top Stuffing, and made a creamy sauce with Cream of Mushroom Soup, sour cream and a dash of sherry


You could easily substitute leftover green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes or any creamy element.  You might want to add some chicken broth or wine, or a little of this sauce depending on your choice of leftovers.  The key here is to have a creamy element to hold everything together

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If you use stuffing mix,  prepare as directed on package


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Bake at 350 until heated through and bubbly, 30-45 minutes

Thanksgiving casserole

Thanksgiving Casserole

A delicious way to use Thanksgiving leftovers
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 boneless chicken breast or 4 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
  • 4 whole carrots scraped and cut in large pieces
  • 3 celery stalks cut in 1/3s
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T chia seeds optional
  • 1 pkg. Stove top Stuffing or 3 cups prepared stuffing
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry white wine or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper


  • Place chicken in a medium sauce pan with carrots and celery. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for one hour or until chicken is done. Saute onion in butter and olive oil until soft.
  • Chop vegetables and add to onion in skillet. Remove chicken and shred. Reserve broth for future use or for adding to sauce. Add chicken to vegetables in skillet and stir to combine. Add chia seeds and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix sour cream with soup and liquid. Spread a little sauce in the bottom of a greased 8β€³ x 8β€³ baking dish. Top with chicken and vegetables. Spread sauce over all. Prepare stuffing mix per package directions and spread over all. Cover and refrigerate up to 48 hours.
  • Bake at 350 covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until hot and bubbling, 15-20 more minutes. Makes 4 large servings


Note: substitute any leftover creamy casserole, such as green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes etc. for the cream sauce if desired. Add broth if needed for moisture.
substitute turkey or ham for chicken if desired
Keyword chicken and stuffing casserole, Thanksgiving casserole, Thanksgiving leftovers
Thanksgiving leftovers casserole

A crispy green salad with vinaigrette makes a nice complement to this casserole

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

If you need some other Thanksgiving ideas click on the links below

Sweet Potato Gratin combines both sweet potatoes and russet potatoes with Gruyere cheese and cream for a magical holiday dish

sweet and russet potato gratin

Whiskey Carrots are made on the stove top so that frees up your valuable oven space

whiskey carrots 2

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans can be made ahead, are easy to serve, and a good choice if you don’t need a big potato casserole

twice baked sweet potatoes

Green Beans Clementine with Lemon and Pecans, a light and refreshing side dish,  can also be made ahead, and is served at room temperature requiring no last minute attention

green bean citrus salad


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7 Responses to “Recipe Box, Thanksgiving Casserole”
  1. lulu says:

    Fancy or not your casserole sounds good to me. I’m starting to think about Thanksgiving and getting myself organized. Do you think it’s time?

  2. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a good meal to me! I know I’d like the whisky carrots too! The countdown has begun:@)

  3. Espirational says:

    Looks good to me! Who doesn’t love a good casserole.

  4. I had to laugh about your son not liking it because it wasn’t fancy and your hubby did! Isn’t it usually the other way around? lol

    It looks good to me, and I’m a foodie! πŸ˜‰

    Thank you for stopping by Jenna! I appreciate it and hope to see you again!

  5. doreenhousehoneys says:

    I had to laugh about your son not liking it because it wasn’t fancy enough! That’s not something you hear every day πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jenna. I appreciate it and hope you’ll visit again!

  6. Mary says:

    Love the ease and comfort of your Thanksgiving casserole Jenna! I need some quick and easy recipes with the holidays looming πŸ™‚

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is one of the Top Ten Favorites this week at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are enjoying your week and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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