Turkey & Dressing Casserole

Last Friday night, Steve & I had a date. (This is the point where my kids roll their eyes, stick their fingers down their throat, and make disgusting noises).   We went out to dinner and then to a movie.  I think the last movie I saw may have been the re-release of Lion King several years ago!  Maybe I should get out more….. sigh.

Anyway, even though I am going out on the town, I still feel like I should probably feed my kids.  I happened to have leftover turkey in my freezer that was in broth.  I LOVE homemade convenience foods!  I buy turkey breasts when they’re on sale.  Then, I put the whole thing in a large crock pot, (adding nothing to it), set on low all day.  When I get home, there’s a fully cooked, super moist turkey awaiting in its own broth.  It’s kind of magical.  Mmmm!  After we eat if for dinner, I slice, shred, or chop all the leftover meat and freeze it in its broth.  Then when I want to make a casserole or anything else, I have the meat already made.

Having the turkey or chicken cooked makes throwing together a casserole like this very fast and easy.  If you don’t have the meat already done, just throw some chicken into water and boil until cooked through.  I interchange chicken and turkey all the time in recipes.  They are both great!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked chicken turkey or chicken, shredded/chopped
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 box Stove top dressing mix
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

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Directions:

In bowl, mix soups, sour cream, and poultry seasoning.

In separate bowl, mix dry dressing mix with melted butter and chicken broth.

In a 9×13 size casserole dish, layer turkey, then soup mixture, then finish with dressing mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees 30-40 minutes.