Filled with family-friendly flavors, a pleasant peppery kick and a creamy from-scratch sauce, this hearty dish is just the kind of stick-to-your-ribs comfort food you’re looking for. —Emma Hathway Price, Tampa, Florida
This recipe comes from a cookbook our church compiled. It's convenient because it can be made ahead and frozen. After the holidays, we use leftover turkey to prepare a meal for university students. They clean their plates!
-Gladys Waldrop, Clavert City, Kentucky
This creamy casserole is an excellent way to use up leftover turkey and rice. In fact, I won a newspaper recipe contest with it years ago. It's great for when you're expecting company, because it can be put together the night before. Then just top with the onions and bake.—Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio
After Thanksgiving, Lisa Stepanski of Munnsville, New York makes room in her fridge by putting together this hearty cheese-topped casserole. A jar of prepared gravy works fine when you run out of homemade gravy.
"When I worked at a local deli, a customer gave me this family-pleasing recipe," recalls Darlene Ward of Hot Springs, Arkansas. "After a busy day, I tried it with quicker boxed stuffing mix in place of homemade dressing. It's wonderful with salad and green beans."
Folks who love turkey and stuffing will appreciate the flavor and convenience of this golden casserole. "The recipe makes three pans, so you can enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other two for future meals," says Michelle Flynn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A special cousin shared the recipe for this comforting casserole. The almonds and water chestnuts give it a fun crunch. My husband, Lee, and I live on a farm and have two married children and two granddaughters.
"This rich, flavorful main dish has been one of my favorite meals to serve company," relates Clara Sawlaw of Paris, Illinois. "Made in one easy step, it's a real time-saver. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover turkey."
Celery, water chestnuts and mushrooms add texture and crunch to this hearty casserole that is full of ground turkey. "I'll fix two and serve one with a salad to make a complete meal," writes Georgia Hennings of Alliance, Nebraska. "I keep the second one in the freezer to bake when company's coming."