“I have a lot of company at Thanksgiving, and I enjoy making new things for them. I came up with this recipe as a great way to use up the leftover turkey.” Don't have any turkey leftovers? That's ok, cooked chicken works well, too. Kellie Mulleavy - Lambertville, Michigan
This hearty, rich-tasting main dish is sure to be a hit with your family. It's a delicious way to use up Thanksgiving turkey, and you can substitute 5-1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes for the 6 potatoes. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona
How do you make a dinner of turkey and vegetables really appealing to kids? You turn it into a pie, of course! My version tastes classic, but won’t take any time at all. —Daniela Essman, Perham, Minnesota
“I’ve fixed this many times and like to make it differently on occasion. I’ve swapped in other meats, such as chicken sausage, veal or ground pork, and added in summer squash, zucchini, green beans and mushrooms, depending on what’s in season. Also, fresh herbs really perk up the flavors.” —Kim Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire
This dish is a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. This hearty Mexican-style casserole is chock-full of popular south-of-the-border ingredients including corn chips, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese and refried beans. It's a guaranteed family-pleaser.—Trudie Hagen, Roggen, Colorado
I do a lot of catering, and this easy rice casserole always gets rave reviews from clients as well as friends and family. It is loaded with turkey, broccoli and water chestnuts. I'm asked for the recipe over and over.
Miller, South Dakota
Back in the 1950's, when my husband was diagnosed as diabetic, we had five children at home to feed. I made this casserole often...and it satisfied us all. We all agree it's still as delicious today as it was then.
“I revised this old recipe by using ground turkey instead of ground beef (to make it healthier), by finely chopping the cabbage to improve texture and by adding thyme," explains Irene Gutz of Fort Dodge, Iowa. "Crescent rolls help it go together quickly, and it’s often requested.”
After tasting this savory recipe, you'll find yourself turning to this recipe time and again. Prepared crescent roll dough makes the lattice crust a snap. Enjoy it with a side dish of cranberry relish and mint brownies for dessert or whip up an apple Waldorf salad and round out the menu with raspberry sherbet.— Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin