I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter...and used ingredients I had on hand to come up with this hearty casserole. Later, I modified it so it has less fat and fewer calories
-Judy Munger of Warren, Minnesota
"This casserole is a great contribution to a potluck," notes Karen Bundy of Cabot, Pennsylvania. The dish features layers of sliced potatoes, cooked turkey, broccoli and Swiss cheese with creamy Alfredo sauce spooned over it all.
In Battle Ground, Washington, Ann Wood microwave extra turkey and mashed potatoes with convenient canned soup and frozen green beans for a hearty meal-in-one. TIP: Don't have leftover potatoes? Ann suggests preparing instant mashed potatoes from a box.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Michelle Summers relies on canned goods and frozen vegetables to hurry along this creamy main dish. "I like this quick casserole so much that I've requested it for my birthday dinner," Michelle notes. Tip: "Serve it with biscuits for a meal your family will love...mine sure does!" she adds.
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
This comforting second-time-around casserole from Lois Koogler of Sidney, Ohio is perfect for a family supper or potluck. "With its appealing crunch from water chestnuts, almonds and chow mein noodles, this economical main dish is enjoyed by all," she assures.
"I created this dish for a church supper one night when I didn't have a lot on hand in my fridge or pantry," writes Cindy Evans from Sedalia, Missouri. "I was a hit! Now, I fix it often for my large family. You could also used cooked chicken in place of the turkey."
Becca Brasfield from Burns, Tennessee lightened up a family recipe to come up with this turkey and rice bake. "Accompanied by fresh tomato slices and hot corn bread, this quick casserole is one of my gang's favorites," she notes.
Wild rice, turkey and vegetables are combined in a savory sauce and topped with golden crumbs in this hearty dish from Margaret Hill of Roanoke, Virginia. "Cooked wild turkey can be a little dry, but not when it's prepared this way," she assures. "I never have leftovers."