Easy One Pan Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole is great for a family gathering! Guess what? We enjoy this even when it’s not November since it’s delicious! This almost from scratch meal is quickly put together. Just buy roasted turkey breast from the deli, or rotisserie chicken can easily be used instead of turkey if that’s what you have on hand. Have leftover mashed potatoes? Substitute them for the sweet potatoes. Or mix mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes for a yummy flavor! The simple gravy to pour over the top is made with a can (or two if you love gravy) so it’s super easy! I like to sprinkle just a bit of ground sage into mine because it really adds that savory Thanksgiving flavor!
Enjoy the delicious tastes of Thanksgiving in one pan meal!
I love the savory and sweet flavors of Thanksgiving! I cook up a huge Thanksgiving dinner from scratch that includes fried turkey and smoked turkey, homemade cornbread stuffing like my grandma used to make, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole and well, you get the picture! Food is a big deal around my house, especially at the holidays! This dinner is so easy that I make it year round because I crave the delicious flavors of fall long after it’s gone. It’s also great if you want to take dinner to a friend or to a potluck. Just make it in a foil pan, and there’s no need to even worry about keeping track of your baking dish. I’ve never gotten anything but from compliments from anyone I’ve shared this with!
Savory with a touch of sweet!
Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate comfort food, and I love this meal because you can adjust amounts and cater it to the needs of your crowd. Pop this is the oven and sit back and enjoy the pleasant aroma coming from the kitchen!
Serve with some rolls and a fruit salad for a festive dinner!
- 1-1/2 lbs. roasted turkey breast (Can be purchased at the deli because it's so easy!)
- 1 14 oz. can cranberry sauce (I use whole berry)
- 1 12 oz. box stuffing mix (I use Mrs. Cubbison's Traditional Stuffing)
- 3 14.5 oz can chicken broth *add another can if you love gravy!
- 1 cup celery; diced
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 14 Tablespoons butter
- 1 egg; beaten
- 6 cups sweet potatoes; cut into 1-2 inch cubes (about 2 large sweet potatoes)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- A pinch of ground sage (optional)
- Place diced onions, celery and 8 Tablespoons (1/2 cup) butter in a microwave safe bowl.
- Cover to prevent splatters and microwave on high about 5 minutes, stirring after about 2 minutes.
- Place stuffing mix, butter mixture and 2 cans of the chicken broth in a large bowl,
- Stir to combine and moisten the bread.
- Place the sweet potato cubes in a medium pan, cover wit water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until done.
- Drain liquid off and mash with a potato masher or a mixer.
- Add 4 Tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup milk.
- Season to taste with Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper if desired.
- Place the stuffing in one of end of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- Next to that add the sweet potatoes
- Then add the roasted turkey that has been cut into large bite size slices.
- Top the turkey off with the can of cranberry sauce.
- Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
- For the gravy:* see notes
- Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Using a whisk, add the flour, 2 crushed chicken bullion cubes and some freshly ground pepper.
- Stir the mixture until well blended.
- Gradually whisk in one 14.5 oz. can chicken broth and whisk until the mixture begins to gently boil.
- Continue to stir for a few minutes until the gravy beings to slightly thicken.
- Keep warm until you're ready to serve dinner.
- Pour gravy over the stuffing (and whatever else you like!)
- *If you have a crowd that LOVES gravy you might consider making a double batch of this!
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