Best Ever Turkey Casserole 

 Originally Written: November 29, 2016

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on November 21, 2017 by Hanna Trafford

This dish will taste just like your Thanksgiving dinner! Or very close to it at least. Again – you can make it tonight or use turkey meat you have saved in your freezer – you will not be disappointed!

Best Ever Turkey Casserole:

  • 4 cups of cubed cooked turkey
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1-1/4 cups of chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups of unseasoned bread cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sage
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water, bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. In another large skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing cubes, poultry seasoning and sage. Stir in broth and celery mixture.
  5. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  6. Combine the turkey, soup, garlic powder and 1/4 cup sour cream; spoon over stuffing mixture.
  7. Drain potatoes and mash them. Beat in the cream cheese, pepper, salt and remaining sour cream; spread over turkey mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes


Enjoy this dish and check out all the other recipe for leftover turkey!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • Can I prep this the night before and bake the next day? Just not sure with the stuffing mixture how it would turn out?

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