Christmas Leftovers Cast-Iron Casserole

PictureI cooked a turkey and the usual sides a few days after Christmas as we had our holiday meal at my parent’s house.   This casserole was designed to use up the last of our leftovers – mainly turkey, gravy, and dressing.

Christmas Leftovers Cast-Iron Casserole
2 large onions, diced
2 large carrots, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Thyme, sage, and black pepper to taste
1 can yellow wax beans, drained and rinsed
Chopped cooked turkey, about 2 cups
Leftover gravy, about 3 cups
Leftover dressing, about 4 cups (my dressing is about half potato, half bread – you could use leftover mashed potatoes too)
Chicken broth
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350’F.

Heat the skillet over medium high heat, add some vegetable oil and saute the onions, carrots and garlic until browned.  Sprinkle seasonings over top and mix in, to taste.

Sauted vegetables, turkey and seasoning.
Sauted vegetables, turkey and seasoning.

Add turkey and saute then add wax beans and gravy and heat through.

Gravy and yellow beans added to the skillet.
Gravy and yellow beans added to the skillet.

Meanwhile, heat dressing in microwave until hot, about 5 minutes.  Add chicken broth and whip with electric beaters, add egg while beating (egg might cook if you don’t beat it in if your dressing is very hot!).  Continue to beat until dressing is somewhere between pourable and spreadable.

Dressing topping mixture.
Dressing topping mixture.

Top the filling with the dressing mixture, then bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the dressing topping is browned, and filling is bubbling.

Topping spread over the filling and ready for the oven.
Topping spread over the filling and ready for the oven.

After taking the skillet out of the oven it was bubbling and super hot, so I’d wait 10-15 minutes before serving!
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