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Turkey casserole with Creamy Mushroom Gravy


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"Carol Brooks takes leftovers to a whole new level"

Serves 6 | Prep Time 20 - 30 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

The souffle type egg topping is what makes this dish a Carol Brooks original. Fancy leftovers were Mom's specialty. Dad (JW) used to say he looked in the larder and saw nothing, from which Mom created a marvelous meal. Thanks for the creativity, Mom!


Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cup stuffing (Use leftover or make easy boxed stuffing)
1 1/2 cups turkey, cubed
Vegetable oil
Topping:
4 eggs, beaten
1 cups turkey gravy, leftover or fresh-made
Mushroom Sauce:
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp butter
10.5-oz can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
(optional) 1 Tbsp olives and pimentos


Directions

Grease 1 quart casserole. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread a layer of stuffing in the bottom, followed by a layer of turkey. Press turkey into stuffing, so there is a thick layer the topping does not penetrate.


Beat the eggs in a bowl, stir in the cold gravy. Note: if using freshly made gravy, quickly stir in only 1/2 cup at a time so eggs do not cook. Pour on top of turkey layer.


Place covered casserole dish carefully in oven. Cook 30-40 minutes, until the middle is slightly jiggly but not wobbly. Serve warm with sauce.


Make sauce while casserole cooks. Put mushrooms in heated pot and stir until liquid forms and evaporates. Add butter and stir until mushrooms brown. Add soup and sour cream. Stir until combined. Add desired salt and pepper. Heat slowly and simmer on low heat until casserole is ready. Add pimentos and olives before serving, if desired.


Pairs Well With

Tossed salad, fresh steamed vegetables


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