The saga of Todd Turkey

No, not Tom. Todd. It’s his cousin. It’s what we ate on Thanksgiving (may he rest in peace.) But, he was yummy. Since we hosted Thanksgiving for 20 people, he was a fat turkey. We had two gallon bags of leftovers. We’ve had turkey sandwiches, shared with Abby, the golden, when she asked, a spicy turkey casserole last night…. and then….. it was my night to cook. Like the lazy bum I am, I googled recipes. And, like the excellent googler I am, I found a good recipe. Pardon the celphone pictures I’ve posted recently. My camera has gone for a long journey, and forgot to tell me when it’s coming back. Anyways, here is the make again recipe for Turkey Tater Casserole.

Turkey Tater Casserole

2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 can cream of chicken
1/3 cup milk
1 can corn or green beans

2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/8 cup milk

1/2 can of french’s cheesy fried potates (the crunchy stuff)
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a saucepan, mix together the turkey, cream of chicken, corn, and  1/3 cup milk. Heat, stirring occasionally. (Don’t be like me and forget to turn the burner on! It’s almost impossible to get something warm that way.) In a separate bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, butter, and 1/8 cup milk. (Those are just what worked for me. If you use thicker potatoes or box potatoes, just make sure they’re creamy.)

Once the mixture in the pan is hot, put it in an ungreased 2 quart casserole dish. Spread the mashed potatoes over it and bake it for ten minutes. Pull it out and sprinkle the cheese and french’s onions on top, and put it in for 3-5 more minutes, or until the cheese is all melty and delicious looking. Serve it hot!


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