Throwback Thursday, Thanksgiving Casserole

This casserole is a shortcut way to enjoy Thanksgiving any time


It’s chicken, vegetables and stuffing all in one

Pair it with a crisp green salad and dinner is ready!

Thanksgiving leftovers casserole

A taste of Thanksgiving with a few simple ingredients~

Stove Top Stuffing, Cream of Mushroom Soup,

sour cream, sherry, chicken, onion, carrots and celery


Put the chicken in a large pot of water with carrots and celery

Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low

Cook for 1 hour


Combine the can of Cream of Mushroom Soup

with the sour cream and sherry* in a mixing bowl

*you can substitute chicken broth, reserved broth,

or white wine for the sherry if desired

Place onion in a skillet with butter and olive oil

Saute over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes

Remove chicken and vegetables from their pot

Reserve the broth for future use if desired

Chop the carrots and celery and shred chicken

add them to the pan with the onions

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Put a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish

and put the chicken mixture on top


Prepare stuffing mix per package directions


Put the remaining sauce on top of chicken and then add the stuffing

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This casserole can be covered and put in the refrigerator

for up to 48 hours before baking if desired

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Uncover and continue to bake until heated through and bubbly,

about 15 minutes

Thanksgiving casserole

You can also use this formula with your actual leftovers

from Thanksgiving~

homemade stuffing, roasted turkey,

green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole,

mashed potatoes or any creamy element

You might need to add some chicken broth or wine,

or a little of this Cream of Mushroom Soup sauce,

depending on your choice of leftovers

The key here is to have a creamy element to hold everything together

Thanksgiving Casserole

A delicious way to enjoy Thanksgiving in a casserole or to use this recipe formula with your Thanksgiving leftovers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chicken & Vegetables 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 8" x 8" casserole dish


  • 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
  • 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
  • Remove chicken and shred. Reserve broth for future use or for adding to sauce.
  • Chop vegetables and add to onion in skillet. Add chicken to vegetables in skillet and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix sour cream with soup and liquid. Spread a little sauce in the bottom of a greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
  • Top with chicken and vegetables. Spread sauce over all.
  • Prepare stuffing mix per package directions and place on top of sauce. 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 asparagus, bacon and chicken casserole, chicken and stuffing casserole, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving casserole, Thanksgiving leftovers

Enjoy Thanksgiving any time or use this recipe

for your own Thanksgiving leftovers!

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34 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Thanksgiving Casserole”
  1. It’s easy to prepare the result is a comforting and delicious meal in no time!

  2. Bernadette says:

    Looks like a wonderful Sunday Supper recipe, Helen.

  3. Mary says:

    Sounds so tasty Jenna and especially quick if you used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store! Happy Thursday! 🍂🧡

  4. Pam says:

    Jenna, this reminds me of a dish my Mother used to make and it was always so delicious! November is a month for comfort food. Thank you for this keeper recipe. Stay warm, 25 degrees here this morning🦃🧡

  5. This one is definitely a keeper, Jenna. It looks hearty, warming, and all those good flavors. You can bet this will be on my table this season.

  6. Oh what a great idea! I’m so thankful.

  7. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Well THIS looks fabulous – what a great idea! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  8. Joanne says:

    That sounds delicious and so nice and easy too.

  9. lghiggins says:

    This sounds especially good for someone who wants the Thanksgiving dinner flavors without cooking a huge bird and all the trimmings.

  10. I love your comfort food recipes and this one is another winner!

  11. Pattie says:

    Jenna, this looks amazing! My mouth is watering just reading the recipe. It sounds so simple! Why did I not buy chicken breasts when I was at the grocery store? I am definitely going to try this. I can hardly wait! Thanks for sharing.

  12. helenfern says:

    Well just yum!! An easy and delicious meal – Visiting from the Sundays on Silverado party. Have a great week!

  13. Kim Goddard says:

    Oh, this looks perfect as you’ve written it, but also perfect for those Thanksgiving left-overs that can sometimes be hard to use up when you’ve tired of turkey sandwiches lol, although I’d definitely have to make new stuffing because there is never any of that left over here. What a wonderful recipe!

  14. Anonymous says:

    This looks so good, Jenna, and what a great way to have a festive meal any time! I’ll be featuring this today at Thursday Favorite Things. 🙂

  15. kitty says:

    I would love this anytime of the year, Jenna!

  16. helenfern says:

    This looks like an anytime of the year delicious meal!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope your week has been great and we see you again tomorrow!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    We sure enjoy featuring your awesome post this week on Full Plate Thursday, 667! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you come back to see us again, real soon!
    Miz Helen

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