*Recipe updated November 21, 2016
I came up with this Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole when trying to figure out what to do with all of our Thanksgiving leftovers last year. It turned out so good! Why didn’t I think of this before?
Heating up leftovers is such a pain, but this is nice and easy and doesn’t taste all dried out like it would if you microwaved each item individually. This recipe can easily be modified according to how much of each leftover you have. The amounts can vary and it will taste just as good. You can also adapt the ingredients you use in the casserole to fit your preferences,tastes, and what you have left over in the fridge from Thanksgiving Dinner.
I like using my leftovers from Thanksgiving this way because it will feed my family for another meal or two. Serve it with some leftover rolls and it is a hot meal with all of the wonderful tastes of Thanksgiving all over again. It is delicious and economical! I hate to see any of the dishes I make for Thanksgiving to go to waste. It takes a lot of time, energy, and money to put on a Thanksgiving dinner and throwing any of it out is not an option at my house!
If you still have leftovers after making this casserole, there is another delicious idea for leftovers that my family loves. We call them “Bobbies” because that is what they are called at Capriotti’s – one of our favorite sandwich shops. To make a “Bobbie” sandwich, you layer turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and either cream cheese or mayonnaise on a french roll or hoagie bun. The ingredients are used straight from the fridge, so the sandwich is cold. If you prefer to heat the ingredients or broil the sandwich, that is good too. Oh man, is it ever good!
This Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole and the Bobbie Sandwich are good as the ingredients that go into them. In my opinion, the stuffing you use is key! The stuffing that comes in a box will work in either of these dishes, but homemade stuffing really is the best. Our Cranberry Sausage Stuffing is phenomenal! It has a delicious blend of seasonings, fruit (apples and dried cranberries), vegetables (onions and celery), and sage sausage in stuffing is a must!