Leftovers are rarely an issue in this house, not because we eat gobble everything down, we have no problems eating leftovers. However on big meal days, like Thanksgiving (or when I seem to have no sense of “there’s only two of us”) leftovers can eventually become a put off. You just loose your taste for them.
That’s when it’s time to freeze or reinvent the meal. My turkey crisp is really a no-recipe kind of recipe and it certainly doesn’t miraculously change the flavor of turkey day left overs, rather it presents it in a new light. Instead of a plate full of exactly what we had the day before and the before that, it’s new and if I may say so cute dish. With a name like Turkey Crisp it sounds rather tasty.
You can do this as a casserole or in individual dishes (seemed like a perfect time to whip out the mini cauldrons). It’s layers of leftovers topped with stuffing then baked until hot and bubbly. What could be easier? A nice salad on the side and your set.
I hope that all of you had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
- mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes
- green bean casserole
- turkey, diced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Butter individual oven safe dishes or casserole.
- Spread a layer of mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes on the bottom, about 1/4" thick. Next cover with leftover green bean casserole. sprinkle with carrots, corn and turkey. Pour gravy over top and cover with a nice layer of stuffing.
- Bake 30 minutes (or longer for a casserole) until hot and bubbly. Let cool a few minutes before serving.
- You can change this up and give it a fresh flavor by adding fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Try adding some sliced mushrooms, sauteed spinach or chard!