Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole

Trisha Yearwood's Creamy Turkey Casserole - What's for Dinner Moms

This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here.  It sounded a bit strange but very easy.  Of course I had to try it.


Hands down one of the most delicious recipes with leftovers we have had.  We make Smashed Potatoes at our house for Thanksgiving (sour cream, garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese) so this dish had tons of flavor for us.

I made it in a 13 x 9 pan and used up all of my mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce.  There were two large servings leftover for lunches today and both were quickly claimed.

I made a small 2 qt. ramekin of the dish for my mostly gluten-free son by using his stuffing made from gluten-free cornbread just dividing the other ingredients by 4.  He loved that his dish was just like ours only with his stuffing.

I served this dish with green beans and a side salad.

Trisha Yearwood's Creamy Turkey Casserole (plated)


  • 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing, divided (I didn’t have enough leftovers so I made an extra box of stuffing for the topping)
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about 1 lb.)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (I used homemade Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce – recipe here)
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (add some sour cream and garlic to your mashed potatoes for more flavor if                                                                          you like)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1.  Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 13 x 9 casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing to the bottom of the pan, then top with turkey.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.
  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread on turkey, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Love her recipes and this one looks amazing!


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love Trisha Yearwood recipes too! I have used her Blueberry Pancake and Slow Cooker Pork Loin too. The gravy on the Slow Cooker Pork Loin is amazing!


  2. koolaidmoms says:

    Reblogged this on What's for Dinner Moms? and commented:

    Need an idea for your Thanksgiving leftovers? This casserole is one of our favorites. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love.


  3. chrismorvan says:

    I’m definitely going to give this a try, but without the cranberry sauce, which I don’t use with roast turkey anyway.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I am NOT a fan of cranberry sauce in any form but the rest of my family likes it so I eat around the berries in the casserole. Lol.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Little Voice says:

    Will try this after Christmas. Looks good. Thank you for following my blog, and I’d love to know how you learned of my blog.

    Happy holidays…mj

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I found your blog through Danny’s Meet and Greet. Happy Holidays to you too!


  5. I’m not a an of turkey, but I might try this recipe:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You could try it with leftover chicken bests too!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Alesia Taylor says:

    This looks like it would be good. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you for stopping by.


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