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Thanksgiving in a Pan Recipe
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Thanksgiving in a Pan Recipe

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"This meal-in-one tastes like a big holiday dinner without the work," writes Lynne Hahn of Temecula, California. It's a great way to use up leftover turkey, but Lynne says she often uses thick slices of deli turkey instead.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) turkey gravy
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with turkey, beans, gravy and pepper. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Thanksgiving in a Pan in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p43

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"I made this after Thanksgiving and found it was not only a great way to use up leftovers but delicious as well. It was like having Thanksgiving over again. I highly recommend this as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"Very good and easy. My husband requested this for his birthday dinner over his favorite unstaffed cabbage. So we're calling it "Celebration in a Pan". I can't wait for our grown son and his wife to try it."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"This was soo good! With this dish, you can have a nice Thanksgiving meal any time of year, and in fact, one of my girls remarked that we should just make this for Thanksgiving! As suggested by another reviewer, I added some french fried onions during the last few minutes of baking and they were a really nice addition. Served it with some cranberry sauce for a nice hearty winter dinner. Unfortunately, there were no leftovers:("

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"I chose this casserole for a weeknight dinner because of its simplicity and convenience and didn't think it would be anything more than OK, but to my surprise, my husband and sons scarfed it up! They praised it enthusiastically! I guess everyone just loves those Thanksgiving flavors. To make it even more like Thanksgiving, I added a thin layer of jellied cranberry sauce between the turkey and beans because I love the mixture of cranberry sauce with turkey gravy. Next time, I will take the suggestion of EGoelle and sprinkle french-fried onions on top. Great comfort food - I will be making this regularly."

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"This was very easy and tasted just like each of the items made separately. It feels like I'm cheating, but that's ok by my husband."

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