My favourite leftover turkey casserole is called Turkey Divine. This is a dish that reminds me of my childhood as my Mom made it (and still does!) every Christmas with some of our leftover turkey. Turkey is delicious and nutritious and if you cook a large one, there are plenty of opportunities and ideas for how to use up your left overs.
Of course, we always enjoy turkey sandwiches, however in our family we often buy a turkey that is so large we can get many meals out of the turkey leftovers.
Turkey Divine Casserole
cooked turkey (leftover dark or white meat OR freshly poached), sliced or chopped (equivalent to approximately 1-2 pounds of meat)
1 bunch of broccoli washed and sliced into medium sized pieces
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp curry
1/2 cup sour cream
Approximately 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Step 1: Poach turkey breast (see instructions below for how do this).
Step 2: Lightly steam broccoli.
Step 3: Slice or chop turkey breast.
Step 4: Mix sauce ingredients together.
Step 5: Shred cheese.
Step 6: Place broccoli on bottom of greased 9×13 pan.
Place slices/pieces of cooked turkey on top of the broccoli.
Step 7: Pour sauce mixture over broccoli and turkey.
Step 8: Sprinkle casserole with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Step 9: Cover with loose foil and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Note: To make this a more filling dish, feel free to steam rice and add a layer of rice at the bottom of your casserole dish/pan.
TURKEY CARVING TIP:
Need a tip to make carving your turkey easier? Check out the this simple turkey hack.
Looking for another leftover turkey casserole idea? Why not give this Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie a try by replacing the chicken with turkey. You can make individual pot pies OR a family-sized one.
What is your favourite way to enjoy leftover turkey?