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