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The perfect after-Thanksgiving dish

Wondering what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Whip up this easy turkey casserole for a delicious and creative post-Thanksgiving meal. So flip on the football and curl up with a hot serving of this tasty dish…

The perfect after-Thanksgiving dish
After Thanksgiving casserole

“Hostess-ed” out from serving Thanksgiving dinner? Keep your family happy by using leftover Thanksgiving dishes to create this tasty turkey casserole. Prepare it the morning after Thanksgiving for a full day of football watching, Christmas tree hunting and game playing — check out our game picks below! Your family will thank you.

Turkey casserole

Serves 4-6

Prep: 15 min | Cook Time: 40 min


  • 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing, divided
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about 1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, divided
  • 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces.)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, then top with turkey.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, with potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread on turkey, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with dried cranberries.

Simple swaps

  • Instead of mashed potatoes, try mashed cauliflower for a calorie-saving swap!
  • Swap shredded mozzarella cheese for 1-1/2 cups of diced vegetables like green beans and corn.
  • Swap turkey for chicken, ham, or other meat. Sprinkle on some bacon for extra flavor!

Thanksgiving family games

Add a little friendly post-dinner competition to Thanksgiving with a game night! Our fave family games include the classics Monopoly, Uno, Twister and Pictionary. Or check out this list of the 15 best board games for family game night!

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