I Miss Thanksgiving Already: Tastes Like Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

I am a lover of the casserole – I’m one of those people that likes to put a little bite of everything on their fork at once, and so a casserole seems a perfect way to make that happen! Last week, I shared Chicken Da Bomb with you, now let me introduce to you my Tastes Like Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole recipe. This recipe is PERFECT for Thanksgiving leftovers or anytime of the year when you crave Thanksgiving.

Originally from Taste of Home, this turkey casserole includes a few twists and shortcuts that I’ve made to suit our tastes and likings. If you like mixing your turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, you are going to LOVE this turkey casserole!



Tastes Like Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

I Miss Thanksgiving Already: Tastes Like Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
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  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks or for a time saver, buy the steam-in-the-bag potatoes and substitute those!
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped celery (or not...we leave it out)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey...or if you don't have any cooked turkey, stop at the deli counter and ask them for a thick slab of turkey breast. Now that I think about it, chicken would be good in this too.
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a large skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing cubes, poultry seasoning and sage. Stir in broth and celery mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  5. In another large bowl, combine the turkey, soup, garlic powder and 1/4 cup sour cream; spoon over stuffing mixture. Drain potatoes; mash in a large bowl. Beat in the cream cheese, pepper, salt and remaining sour cream; spread over turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Sounds great doesn’t it?! You can substitute chicken for the turkey if you’d like, and add a couple of cups of broccoli to the recipe too. 


  1. YUM! That sounds great!
  2. Holy Hannah that sounds delish!
  3. Life Without Pink says:
    Wow that does look delicious!
  4. I too miss Thanksgiving.
  5. Samantha says:
    I love making casseroles! This sounds good...gonna have to try it :)
  6. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    I am all over this. But what is a stuffing cube? Could I use 6 cups of gluten free bread cut in chunks?
  7. Michelle Pixie says:
    YUM! My family would go nuts for this. I'll have to give it a try!
  8. Amanda @ It's Blogworthy says:
    OMG. Yum. I need this in my belly immediately.
  9. blueviolet says:
    This is totally my thing, but I'd probably sub out chicken because I always have that on hand. I'd still call it Thanksgiving though. ;)
  10. Mrs. MidAtlantic says:
    I made green bean casserole for dinner last night, because I just needed a little Thanksgiving in my life!
  11. The Empress says:
    Oh, that looks so good right now..
  12. Sluiter Nation says:
    I all over this like stuffing and turkey...wait...what?

    This will be on our menu next week because casseroles? are SO my style!
  13. Jessica says:
    Sounds good, I love casseroles too but have two with dairy allergies which has cut my casserole options down to just about none :(
  14. Oh, I really love the sound and look of that one! I will make it! Printing it out now...
  15. MrsJenB says:
    Ohhhhh that looks good. I'm a big casserole junkie as well. Love it! Now I want Thanksgiving back.
  16. Yummy! I eat turkey all the time but reserve the rest of the Thanksgiving sides for Thanksgiving. This makes me think they can and SHOULD be enjoyed all year long! :)
  17. We made this for dinner this past Saturday and it was amazing!
    I did make a couple of changes... I roasted a whole chicken the day before (chicken was cheaper than turkey) and I didn't use cheese on top. Instead I covered it with foil when I baked it and made gravy with the drippings from roasting the chicken.
    It was great!!


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