Tastes Like Thanksgiving Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This hearty, rich-tasting Thanksgiving casserole 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 of leftover mashed potatoes for the six potatoes. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona
Tastes Like Thanksgiving Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing cubes, poultry seasoning and sage. Stir in broth and celery mixture. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9-in. baking dish.
  4. In another large bowl, combine the turkey, soup, garlic powder and 1/4 cup sour cream; spoon over stuffing mixture. Drain potatoes; mash in a large bowl. Beat in the cream cheese, pepper, salt and remaining sour cream; spread over turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30-35 minutes.

Thanksgiving Casserole Tips

What other dishes should I make for the holidays?

Turkey casserole recipes like this are a staple for the holidays, along with other Christmas casserole ideas and classic Thanksgiving side dishes.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 572 calories, 30g fat (15g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 1142mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

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