Turkey Leftover Casserole

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After big holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas, you are sure to have more leftover than you know what to do with. Leftovers are some of the best parts of the holidays; they take less work to prepare, and there are plenty of ideas to draw from. You will want to try this comforting turkey leftover easy casserole idea with all the holiday fixings like leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing in the best casserole recipe. This recipe can easily be modified according to how much of each leftover you have. The amounts in this casserole recipe can vary, and it will still taste as good. You can also adapt the ingredients in the easy casserole to fit your personal preferences and tastes depending what you have left over in the refrigerator. This is a great idea to feed your family another meal or two. You can serve this casserole recipe with some leftover rolls, and it is a hot meal with all of the wonderful tastes of the holiday all over again. This helps to ensure that none of the holiday leftovers go to waste, it's economical and easy to make and saves you time over the holidays.

When it comes to holiday leftovers you want to be sure that you practice proper food safety so no one gets food poisoning. It's important to keep tabs on spoiling meat and baked goods that might get moldy. One of the best parts about Christmas and Thanksgiving is all those leftovers, so you want to be sure and enjoy plenty of turkey sandwiches and leftover dinners without risking foodborne illness. Some tips that are obvious is that when food is clearly past its prime, there will be a rancid smell or a slimy texture that is a sure giveaway that leftovers are better left alone. Those signals are signs of spoilage bacteria in food. However, the pathogenic bacteria that infiltrates the stuffing or mashed potatoes doesn't alter the flavor, the appearance or the scent of the food, but can still make you sick. So it's good to know that leftovers are safe in the fridge for three to four days, and frozen food should be consumed within two to four months for the best quality. The biggest mistake that turkey-lovers make is keeping the leftovers in the fridge for too long. You want to eat them, and then freeze them, or toss them out within a few days.

Over the holidays you will have a variety of options when it comes to purchasing your turkey from either conventional, free range or organic. If you can, it's great to buy free range or organic as not only are you getting a better food product, but you are contributing to a better life for the animals. By purchasing a turkey that is free range and organic you are helping to take care of not only the animals but the environment, by promoting better, more sustainable farming practices.

This is just one of the casserole recipes you will find on the Favorite Family Recipes site. Other recipes you will find include breakfast recipes, lunch ideas, dinner recipes, appetizers and plenty more to keep you busy in the kitchen. **

Nutrition Facts for: Turkey Leftover Casserole From Favorite Family Recipes
Ingredients: Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, leftover mashed potatoes, corn, turkey gravy, milk, leftover stuffing, chicken broth.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 507, Calories from Fat 86, Total Fat 9.6g 15%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 51mg 17%, Sodium 2993mg 125%, Potassium 931mg 27%, Carbohydrates 77.2g 26%, Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%, Sugars 3.4g, Protein 27.5g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 16%, Iron 53%

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