The Amish Cook website has undergone many incarnations over the years, but our current WordPress Amish365 dates back to sometime in late 2011. The site itself has been around in various forms since May 2000. For reasons unknown, Lydia Miller's Leftover Amish turkey casserole is the first recipe I ever published on Amish365 on Dec 30, 2011. Maybe we had leftover Christmas turkey? The second biggest sales occasion for turkeys throughout the year is Christmas, but I'm not sure I've ever had a turkey for Christmas dinner. We usually would have ham, so I am not sure why we used this recipe.
Among the Amish, turkey is not considered just a Thanksgiving meat. They'll have turkey for Thanksgiving and other meals year-round. The lean, protein-packed cuts make it an irresistible year-round meal for people working hard on the farm.
📋 Step-By-Step Amish Turkey Casserole Recipe!
This is a big, plump turkey raised by a German Baptist family in Kansas.
Some Amish raise turkeys for sale. The Amish near Flat Rock, Illinois, where Gloria (The Amish Cook) lives are avid turkey farmers. This Leftover Amish Turkey Casserole recipe fits into the Amish culinary culture well.
This Amish turkey casserole is a delicious mish-mash of stuffing-type stuff and turkey.
Now, to me, this is PERFECT, I love my food slightly overcooked. Call me strange, but I love food with crunch, that's golden, that's hot...yeah, this is perfect for me. But you can cook it a little less so that your cheese isn't quite so done on top.
There are a lot of variations you could add to this recipe if you would like: slice in some carrots, tomatoes or even add some rice. Rice would be my pick for an addition. I love rice and a turkey and rice casserole would be amazing. So, yeah, consider adding some rice.
🍗 More Amish Turkey Recipes
There are plenty of ways to fix turkey
Nothing like turkey sausage and eggs!
Never have enough stuffing.
A nice, easy loaf type meal
🖨️ Full Recipe
Lydia Miller's Amish Leftover Turkey Casserole
- 2 cups turkey cooked
- ½ cup celery diced
- ½ cup green peppers diced
- ½ cup onion diced
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 6 slices bread
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- ¼ cup cheese grated
- 3 eggs eggs
- In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, celery, peppers, onions, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper
- Cube bread and put half in greased casserole dish
- Add turkey mixture and add remaining bread cubes
- Mix milk, eggs, and mushroom soup
- Let stand in refrigerator overnight
- Put cheese on top at bake at 350 degrees for one hour