Cooking at Home - Leftover Turkey Casserole

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Published Friday, November 22, 2019

Makes: 6 Servings

Leftover turkey is jazzed up with cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and celery in this hearty casserole dish! Use leftover turkey that has been properly handled and stored.


  • 6 slice bread, whole wheat
  • 4 ounce cubed turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup milk, 1%
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, low-sodium (10.75 ounces)
  • 2 slice bread, whole wheat
  • 2 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded (or jack cheese)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, light


  1. Lightly coat a 9x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable spray. Cut 6 slices of bread (fresh or day-old) into 1-inch cubes and place half into the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine turkey, onion, celery, mayonnaise, and pepper. Spoon mixture over bread crumbs.
  3. Place remaining bread cubes over turkey mixture and press down slightly with spoon.
  4. Combine eggs and milk and pour mixture over cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325degF
  6. Spoon soup over top of casserole.
  7. Spread one teaspoon margarine on side of each slice of bread. Cut buttered bread into 1/2-inch cubes and sprinkle on top of casserole.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over top. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Source: University of Illinois Extension. Wellness Ways recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (273g)





Total Fat


Saturated Fat

3 g


79 mg


747 mg

Total Carbohydrate

27 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

7 g

Added Sugars included

3 g


17 g

Vitamin D

1 mcg


201 mg


2 mg


500 mg

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