Cooktop Cove: How to make a holiday dinner casserole
Holidays are not only a time to get together with friends and family, they're also a time of baking and cooking - lots and lots of cooking. So after the final plate has been scraped and the last tummy filled, what do you do with all that food that wasn't eaten? You could continue to heat it up over the next week, and be left with sad, dried-out plate of leftovers. Or, you could mix it all together and create a beautiful holiday dinner casserole.
Holiday dinner casseroles are actually one of my favorites. Never quite the same, they combine all the goodness of Christmas dinner and put it all together in one dish. In this recipe, egg noodles are mixed with cooked turkey, whatever leftover veggies I happen to have on hand, and in place of breadcrumbs, it's topped with leftover homemade stuffing. You've never had leftovers like this!
Pro tip: You can add anything to this casserole to make it your own. Add turkey gravy, turnips or green beans. I also like to serve it with leftover cranberry sauce on the side. This is also a great way to use any left-over roast chicken!
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