Turkey Biscuit Casserole is a delicious dish that makes great use of leftover turkey or chicken. The creamy casserole features an easy homemade sauce that is studded with vegetables and topped with golden, buttery biscuits.
Hello, Friends. I hope that you enjoyed a perfectly lovely Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful day today. Our cousins drove north to spend the holiday with us. We spent the day hanging out, playing games, and lounging in our yoga pants. Let’s be honest–Thanksgiving dinner is no place for zippered pants.
Past Kirsten was smart to cook and freeze absolutely everything possible for our feast before my surgery a couple of weeks ago. All that was left to do today was pop the turkey in the oven and make the gravy.
Oh, and I may have baked a couple of extra pies yesterday because it happens to be Bacon Slayer’s birthday today. I may have overdone it a bit by hobbling around the kitchen for hours in pursuit of said extra pies when I really should’ve been icing and elevating. But, come on! It’s birthday pie!
I also may have forgotten to put the homemade cranberry applesauce on the Thanksgiving table today. Again. It happens every year. So I guess it’s a good thing that cranberry applesauce makes an excellent condiment for all of those turkey sandwiches that we’ll be eating in the coming days.
I took exactly zero photos of today’s food and festivities. I was fully present all day, and it was glorious.
Did I mention that I roasted a 20 pound turkey?
For 10 people.
Evidently I cook for an army or not at all.
It’s a gift.
Not a gift is my family’s aversion to leftovers unless I morph them into something that looks completely different than the original meal. So in their absence of excitement for All Turkey Sandwiches All the Time, I figure that some of that leftover turkey could go to good use in this awe-some Turkey Biscuit Casserole. Turkey Biscuit Casserole is a deliciously easy dinner that makes great use of leftover turkey (or chicken) and that can of refrigerator biscuits that was lost at the back of the fridge. The creamy casserole features an easy homemade sauce that is studded with vegetables and topped with golden, buttery biscuits.
Leftovers never tasted so good!
Leftover turkey (or chicken) get’s new life with Turkey Biscuit Casserole!
Yields 6 to 8 Servings
Turkey and Biscuit Casserole is a delicious dish that makes great use of leftover turkey or chicken. The creamy casserole features an easy homemade sauce that is studded with vegetables and topped with golden, buttery biscuits.
20 minPrep Time
22 minCook Time
42 minTotal Time
- For the Filling:
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- ½ C. freshly minced onion
- 1 ¼ C. thinly sliced carrots
- ½ C. thinly sliced celery stalks (leaves OK)
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 C. chopped cooked turkey (or chicken)
- 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
- ½ C. all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ C. milk
- 2 C. chicken stock
- ½ tsp. dried thyme
- For the Biscuits:
- 12 uncooked homemade (3-inch) biscuits (or uncooked store bought refrigerated biscuits)
- 2 Tbs. 2% milk or Half & Half, optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly butter a 13x9x2 baking dish ; set it aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery in the oil until they are soft, but not yet brown; about 5 minutes. Season softened vegetables with salt and pepper.
- While the vegetables are softening, chop the cooked turkey (or chicken) into bite sized pieces. Leftover turkey or chicken is excellent in this recipe. Set the shredded turkey aside in a large bowl .
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the softened vegetables from the pan, placing them in the bowl with the shredded chicken; set aside.
- Melt the butter in the now empty skillet. Once the butter melts and beings to foam whisk in the flour. Cook the flour in the butter for one minute, stirring constantly. Pour in the milk and chicken stock, whisking until smooth. Stir in the dried thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir the sauce continuously while it simmers, until it thickens; about 1-2 minutes. Taste sauce and adjust salt & pepper, to taste. Pour sauce over chopped turkey and vegetables in the bowl; stir to combine.
- Spoon the filling into the prepared baking dish. Top the filling with the biscuits. I find that three rows of four biscuits works well. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuits with milk, if desired.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 18 to 22 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let the casserole stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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