How to Cook Appetizing Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole

Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole. We've enjoyed a few hearty breakfast casseroles while visiting an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to create this quick and easy breakfast casserole my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana.

Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole This hearty casserole from Joy Maynard of St. Ignatius, Montana is so well seasoned your family won't realize it's good for. These ground turkey casserole recipes are full of flavor (and less fat). You can have Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole using 7 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole

  1. It’s 1.5 of turkey breasts, or however much leftover turkey you want.
  2. It’s 10 oz of corn.
  3. It’s 10 oz of green beans (from green bean casserole, even!).
  4. It’s 1 1/2 cups of turkey, brown, or mushroom gravy – whatever's on hand.
  5. Prepare 2-3 cups of mashed potatoes, just enough to cover your dish.
  6. You need 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  7. It’s of Fried onions (optional).

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Ken's Hearty Thanksgiving Hotdish Casserole step by step

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F, prep a 13×9 pan with cooking spray or your choice of light oil..
  2. Shred the turkey into bite-sized pieces, add to your dish. Enough to cover, but as much as you want, depending on how protein heavy your diet is..
  3. Add the corn and green beans, spread evenly for best consistency..
  4. Add your gravy. If you have mushrooms, as I do, again – even consistency..
  5. Cover with mashed potatoes, spread thoroughly, and bake for 25 minutes uncovered..
  6. Cover with cheese, bake for another 15 minutes..
  7. For the last few minutes of baking, add fried onions if desired, and set to a low broil just long enough to brown your cheese..
  8. Enjoy!.

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